Saturday, October 31, 2015

Les Diabolique

Vera Clouzot in Les Diabolique, 1955, directed by Henri-George Clouzot.  Vera Clouzot, born Vera Gibson-Amado, Brazilian, 1913-1960.  Henri-George Clouzot, French, 1907-1977.

The Bride of Frankenstein

Elsa Lanchester and Colin Clive in Bride of Frankenstein, 1935, directed by James Whale.   Elsa Lanchester, born Elizabeth Lanchester Sullivan, English, 1902-1986.  Colin Clive, born Colin Glenn Clive-Greig, English, 1900-1937.  James Whale, English, 1889-1957.


Max Schreck in Nosferatu, directed by F. W. Murnau. 1922.  Max Schreck, German, 1879-1936.  F. W. Murnau, born Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe, German, 1888-1931.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara in a publicity still for The Quiet Man, 1952, photographer unknown.  Maureen O'Hara, born Maureen FitzSimons, American, born Ireland, 1920-2015.  The Quiet Man, 1952, directed by John Ford, born John Martin Feeney, American, 1894-1979.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Leipzig Deputy Mayor Ernst Lisso, his wife Renate, and Daughter Regina commit suicide by taking cyanide to avoid capture by advancing American troops, 1945, by Lee Miller, born Elizabeth Miller, American, model, photographer, journalist, 1907-1977.  

Schoolchildren at Manzanar

Schoolchildren at Manzanar, 1943, by Ansel Adams, American, 1902-1984.  Manzanar War Relocation Center, 1942-1945, now Manzanar National Historic Site, California, Owens Valley.

Billy The Kid Plays Croquet

Tintype with detail of Billy the Kid and the regulators gang playing croquet, 1878, photographer unknown.   Billy the Kid,  AKA William H. Bonney, born Henry McCarty, American, cowboy, outlaw, murderer, 1859-1881.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Be Kind To Books

Posters teaching children how to care for books, 1936, by Arlington Gregg, American, published by The W.P.A.