Born Be'la Ferenc Dezso Blasko on October 20, 1882 in Lugos, Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania) .
It's ironic that Martin Landau won an Oscar for impersonating Bela Lugosi (in 1994's "Ed Wood") when Lugosi himself never came within a mile of one, but that's just the latest of many sad ironies… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 26, 2009 at 11:30pm —
This weekend was fairly relaxing, as my girlfriend Kris and I had little on the agenda, but to work on our Halloween/dieselpunk costumes. That is, Kris worked on her Halloween costume, since we're still designing her dieselpunk outfit, and we worked on my dieselpunk clothes, since I'm just using last year's Cobra Commander costume. IThe hood was too tight last year, giving me a massive headache by the end of the night, so Kris has agreed to alter the hood before the day of.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography.
He helped develop the "street photography" or "real life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers that followed.
In 1931 he acquired the Leica camera with 50 mm lens that would accompany him for many years. He… Continue
Let's start Halloween week off right... with a clip that used to creep me right out as a child.
The Mascot is a short created by animation genius Ladislaw Starewicz in 1933. It combines live action footage with stop-motion puppets and early special effects.
The story is simple. A poor sick girl wants nothing more from her hard working mother than an orange (hey... it was the 30's). The mother's tears for her sick daughter bring to life a small dog toy… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 26, 2009 at 12:00am —
Here are the photos of USS Macon, a flying aircraft carrier, plus some US Navy Blimps, taken on different locations in 1934 and 1942:
USS Macon (ZRS-5) was a rigid airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting. It served as a flying aircraft carrier, launching Sparrowhawk biplanes. In service for less than two years,… Continue
Louise Brooks is a 20th century icon. Her hair is her trademark. Her distinct Dutch bob framed a face of astonishing beauty. Fair skinned and freckled, Brooks appeared on film as something almost luminous. Her sleek black hair - the famous "black helmet" - defined a face both inviting and enigmatic. Her's was a "face that the camera… Continue
Ridley Scott is going back to the futurism, Reuters tells us. The "Blade Runner" director is joining forces with Leonardo DiCaprio to take on one of the most highly regarded dystopian works of literature:
While Sir Ridley is making all the necessary preparations let us refresh the info on Huxley's novel. It was written in 1931 and published in… Continue
Added by lord_k on October 24, 2009 at 6:00am —
Because we can always use more classy dames in this gin joint...
Carole Lombard (aka Jane Alice Peters)
1908 - 1942
American actress and comedienne who starred in some of the most successful comedies of the 1930s.
After studying acting and dancing as a child, she made her screen debut as a 13-year-old tomboy in A Perfect Crime (1921); legend has it that the actress was cast in the role after the film's… Continue
Among the books that ignited interest for 'a future that never was' this novel is probably the most significant.
Fatherland, written by Robert Harris, appeared in 1992 in the midst of political debate around European integration and German re-unification. Part of this debate (first and foremost, the fear of German-dominated Europe) helped to sell over 3 million copies. From the point of pure literature, the book is far from… Continue