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Lord_k's Article – June 2009 Archive (2)

Streamline: Too Sleek for Its Time



This car was built in 1922. I repeat: in Nineteen-Twenty-Two.



The body was designed by Paul Jaray, a former Zeppelin Luftschiffbau employee who is often called 'The Father of Streamline'. Introduction of aviation principles and technologies to car industry was not easy, but things that looked futuristic in the 20s became common in the mid-30s. Revolutionary Tatra 77, streamlined German Wanderers and Auto-Unions, pre-war Austrian Steyr cars - they all owe much to… Continue

Added by lord_k on June 21, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Weegee, the King of Noir

Weegee, one of the most distinguished American reporters, was born Arthur Fellig in Złoczów (Galicia, Austria-Hungary). When he was ten his family moved to the States.

 

He is best known as a candid news photographer whose stark black-and-white shots documented street life in New York City. Weegee's photos of crime scenes, car-wreck victims in pools of their own blood, overcrowded urban beaches and various grotesques are still shocking, though some… Continue

Added by lord_k on June 19, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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