Monthly Archives: June 2012

Julia Pirotte

Julia Pirotte, Ma soeur Mindla Maria Diament, Resistante Française, prisonnière N.N (Nuit et Brouillard) décapitée à Breslau, 1942 Julia Pirotte, Auto portrait dans la glace, Marseille, 1943 Julia Pirotte, A mort Petain, Marseille, May 8, 1945 Julia Pirotte, [Boy with … Continue reading

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Viva Luise Rainer!

Robert Capa, [Luise Rainer outside of the Paris opera], 1939 A few days after returning to Paris he [Robert Capa] wrote his mother, referring to Cornell’s recent professional debut, “I hope that the young Capa is a great photographer, for … Continue reading

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Focus on Fashion: Dior

Louis Dahl-Wolfe, Mary Jane Russell in Dior swan hat, Paris, 1949 Martin Munkacsi, [Woman wearing Dior suit], 1949 Gisele Freund, [Juan Peron watching chambermaid adjust medals on wife Eva Peron's Dior gown, Theatre Colon, Buenos Aires], July 9, 1950 Richard … Continue reading

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Summer in the City

Weegee, [Children playing in water sprayed from open fire hydrant, Upper West Side, New York], ca. 1945 Weegee, Tenement penthouse, May 23, 1941 Best ways to stay cool in the heat? Weegee found these timeless solutions.

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Happy Father’s Day!

Roman Vishniac and his daughter Mara, Wertheim Department Store, Berlin, ca. 1930 Wertheim’s flagship Berlin department store had recently installed a Fotoautomat (photobooth) when this photograph, measuring only 2 x 1½ inches, was made. The Wertheim Department Store was among the largest … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Weegee!

All photographs made by the amazing and brilliant Simon Nathan at the book release party of Weegee’s People at Sammy’s Bowery Follies, New York, November 11, 1946 (The film in Weegee’s borrowed Bolex can be seen in the sublime and … Continue reading

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“Sugar Cane” with 30 Stars as Sweet as the Title!

Unidentified Artist, [Roosevelt Theatre, Cincinnati, advertisement for "Sugar Cane"], ca. 1928 “Sugar Cane,” with 30 Stars as Sweet as the Title! A musical cocktail with a kick, “Sugar Cane” Everything New and Startling… Read more about the Roosevelt Theatre here.

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