EWA, 23. PASSIONATE ABOUT COLLECTING VINTAGE, OLD HOLLYWOOD AND ART HISTORY. :)

myvintagevogue:

Swansdown 1952

myvintagevogue:

Swansdown 1952

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Hollywood, California
1949

I’m quite sure it was taken in the 1930s.

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Hollywood, California

1949

I’m quite sure it was taken in the 1930s.

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greatgdean:

Myrna Loy (by Chickeyonthego)

greatgdean:

Myrna Loy (by Chickeyonthego)

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Bound for Hawaii
Edward Steichen photographs two models on the deck of the cruise ship liner Lurline, 1934
nineteen-fifty-four:

Carole Lombard.

nineteen-fifty-four:

Carole Lombard.

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gallarda:

Norman Parkinson 
Fashion study in doorway. March,1946

gallarda:

Norman Parkinson

Fashion study in doorway. March,1946

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ravinmaven:

Kay Francis, William Powell, Carole LombardLadies’ Man 1931

ravinmaven:

Kay Francis, William Powell, Carole Lombard
Ladies’ Man 1931

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Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), in Africa, 1928 and 1930.

Like most during that period, on his first trip to Africa, the Prince took great pleasure in hunting the African wildlife - mainly targeting the ‘Big Five’. Despite his initial enjoyment, however, after learning of the rapid decline of animal numbers, due to the increasing popularity of a new method of hunting from cars, Edward became increasingly passionate to conserve the majestic creatures of Africa. 

Upon his return in 1930, Edward took to shooting the animals again, this time, replacing his gun with a camera. He was among the first to campaign for the conversation of African wildlife, with friend, Denys Finch Hatton, and the Prince’s legacy in Africa remains today in the form of the Serengeti National Park.

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blanchefordubois:

Gloria Swanson in the ruins of the Roxy Theater where she had known earlier triumphs.

I adore this photograph.

blanchefordubois:

Gloria Swanson in the ruins of the Roxy Theater where she had known earlier triumphs.

I adore this photograph.

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Myrna Loy and fabulous stripes matching.

Myrna Loy and fabulous stripes matching.

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“I like the word ‘decadent,’ all shimmering with purple and gold … it throws out the brilliance of flames and the gleam of precious stones. It is made up of carnal spirit and unhappy flesh and of all the violent splendors of the Lower Empire; it conjures up the paint of the courtesans, the sports of the circus, the breath of the tamers of animals, the bounding of wild beasts, the collapse among the flames of races exhausted by the power of feeling, to the invading sound of enemy trumpets. The decadence is Sardanapalus lighting the fire in the midst of his women, it is Seneca declaiming poetry as he opens his veins, it is Petronius masking his agony with flowers.”

—   Paul Verlaine  (via lesfleursdelart)

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