Remembering the great Maria Callas - ”La Divina”, “Prima Donna Assoluta” - on her birthday (2 December 1923 - 16 September 1977). She was the greatest singing actress of the century.
”When you interpret a role, you have to have a thousand colors to portray happiness, joy, sorrow, fear. How can you do this with only a beautiful voice? Even if you sing harshly sometimes, as I have frequently done, it is a necessity of expression.”
Vivien Leigh | That Hamilton Woman; 1941.
Ted Shawn, popular music hall dancer posing in the nude (1917) and in his private’s uniform (1918). (via NYPL.)
At the Movies, 1945
"At the local movie theater, boys have a very difficult time finding a place to put their long legs.”
Circa 1968 Aloisia Rucellai evening bag, gold and platinum, translucent enamel, diamonds, and rubies.
Portrait of Anna May Wong by Ruth Harriet Louise