The notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoke cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.”
“The New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date— to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny”
“The Electric House” (1922) Dir. Edward F. Cline & Buster Keaton
— Pedro Calderón de la Barca
CANNOT HANDLE THIS.
and i reblog this again, just bc
Buster as a pornstar. Hot.
Dior 1950, photo by Irving Penn
history meme | five assassinations ∙ archduke franz ferdinand (june 28, 1914)
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on their wedding anniversary set off a rapid chain of events. Austria-Hungary, like many in countries around the world, blamed the Serbian government for the attack and hoped to use the incident as justification for settling the question of Slav nationalism once and for all. As Russia supported Serbia, an Austro-Hungarian declaration of war was delayed until its leaders received assurances from German leader, Kaiser Wilhelm, that Germany would support their cause in the event of a Russian intervention–which would likely involve Russia’s ally, France, and possibly Britain as well. On July 28, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, and the tenuous peace between Europe’s great powers collapsed. Within a week, Russia, Belgium, France, Great Britain and Serbia had lined up against Austria-Hungary and Germany, and World War I had begun. [x]
#1930sfashion Two actresses in some fashionable dresses circa 1934.
Also company, smart conversation and pretty lingerie.
Photo by David Seymour, 1955. A nice companion to this great photo of Sophia.
Berkshire Hosiery advertisement, illustration by Rudy Garcia