I've never thought that Autumn, when the university academic year is merely starting, can be so busy. I haven't got time to check this site for months.
On Tuesday, I'm suppoused to hand in the first chapter of my MA thesis. So little time! Keep your fingers crossed!
Since the beginning od September, we've already had three different conventions in this part of Poland. Katharsis in Puławy was on the weekend of 19-20 September; I couldn't attend that one, as I was on… Continue
Added by gwyn_blath on October 31, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster" from the classic Mary Shelley book, "Frankenstein". William… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 31, 2009 at 5:00pm —
I believe the beauty and fashion are as important to our Engine as cars and trains, dystopian books and horror movies, airships and submarines. So let me present the works of talented Mr. Eisenstaedt:
Yes, the same Alfred Eisenstaedt who is widely known as a master of candid photography. Working for the LIFE magazine since 1936, he shot at least three cycles of fashion shots (1938 and 1939). Here are some of these - enjoy the…
Lon Chaney was born on April 1, 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was the son of deaf mute parents, Frank and Emma Chaney and he learned from childhood to communicate through pantomime, sign language and facial expression. His mother became bed ridden from rheumatism when Lon was very… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2009 at 9:00pm —
The final resting place of famed aviator Amelia Earhart has long been searched for and disputed, and now (conveniently just in time for the Earhart biopic that opened last weekend), Richard Gillespie, author and executive of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believes there is enough evidence to suggest that Earhart may have crash landed on a tiny coral atoll, Nikumaroro, in the island nation of Kiribati, some 300 miles southeast of Earhart's target… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2009 at 10:00am —
The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938 and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.
The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2009 at 1:00am —
Modern cruise ships are incredibly large, luxurious and comfortable, but charm is not their strong side. Interwar era liners are charming. Here's a short review. Let us begin with the German advertisement for the Norddeutscher Lloyd (c. 1930):
In the middle there is S.S. Columbus, originally named Hindenburg. Launched in 1914, she made her maiden voyage only in 1924:
We use to think that WW2 was a monoplanes' war. But a considerable number of biplanes took their part in air combat.
They were very different - obsolete like the Finnish (British-built) Gloster Gauntlets and brand-new Soviet Polikarpov I-153s. Most of them were fighters, but there were also bombers and attackers - like the German Henschel Hs 123. Some were carrier-based like the British Gloster Gladiator fighter and… Continue
the Deadly nightshade botanical society is looking for help to make a music video in seattle. We are looking for fabulously dressed people with outfits with a distincly 20's 30's vibe, or with a steampunk moulin rouge look. the video will take place in a parisian nightclub in a time that never was. ( we will use sodo pop for this) We are also looking for photographers and videographers. participants will recieve our undying gratitude, thier fifteen minutes of fame, snacks and… Continue
Added by Dizzy on October 27, 2009 at 6:25pm —
Margaret Bourke-White is a woman of many firsts. Her work covers all the aspects of the Dieselpunk Age: industry and politics, war and fashion, life of the common people and of the rulers.
She was a forerunner in the newly emerging field of photojournalism, and was the first female to be hired as such. She was the first photographer for Fortune magazine, in 1929. She was the premiere female industrial photographer, getting her start… Continue
Added by lord_k on October 27, 2009 at 6:30am —