The actress Elsie Fergusonas as Lizzie Parsons, in “Footlights”. Directed by John S. Robertson 1921 Promotional picture by Paramount Pictures (see the dress here)

The actress Elsie Fergusonas  as Lizzie Parsons, in  “Footlights”. Directed by  John S. Robertson 1921 Promotional picture by  Paramount Pictures (see the dress here)

Trude Fleischmann

Trude  Fleischmann - Austrian stage and film actress Helene Ottilie Thimig  , Vienna c. 1930 Vintage silver print, postcard

Trude Fleischmann – Austrian stage and film actress Helene Ottilie Thimig , Vienna c. 1930 Vintage silver print, postcard

Trude  Fleischmann – Austrian stage and film actress Helene Ottilie Thimig

, Vienna c. 1930 Vintage silver print, postcard

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong’s hands , 1925-26

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1926 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1926 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1925-26 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1925-26 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1925 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1925 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

E.O. Hoppé- Anna May Wong, 1925 © E.O. Hoppé Corbis

je l’ai ai achetées donc je les marque puisque personne n’est capable , sauf les bons !!! de citer ses sources; je découvre des sites comme je ne le citerai pas, ( pas de pub pour lui) où mon blog en entier y est!!! Des magazines comme juxtapoz sinon, et ne parlons de the redlist là c’est le bouquet !!!!!

Cela en est assez des personnes qui se servent, qui ne se demandent pas si l’on paie pour avoir ces photos, si on achète des livres, si on redimensionne les photographies, si on les nettoie.

Le self service gratuit. Je dis Non.

Cecil Beaton’s Visual Diaries

https://www.nowness.com/story/cecil-beatons-visual-diaries#replay

The Photographer’s Scrapbooks Showcase His Aesthetic Flair

Photographer, illustrator, painter and diarist Sir Cecil Beaton, famous for his portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and the Queen of England, was a man whose instinct for pure beauty and fantasy perfectly captured Hollywood’s golden age. His fluid, elegant style matched a thoughtful, generous personality––a trait that helped put his sitters at ease and enabled him to deliver some of the most iconic celebrity images of the era. Beaton developed his approach over a career that spanned five decades, adapting to shifting climates. Invaluable to this progress was the scrapbook: he filled dozens of journals with photos, drawings, paintings, magazine tears, newspapers, theater programs, brochures—anything that caught his interest. While the published extracts from his diaries during the 60s and 70s showed off a gossipy, verbally dexterous man who suffered from self-doubt, these miscellanies pop with personal observations, visual connections and studies of shape and color, revealing complex and intimate thought processes. Assouline has reproduced a selection of these albums for the first time in Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook, with an introduction by gallerist James Danziger, who was struck not only by the personal nature of the books, but also by the disappearance of a once-popular pastime.“[The books] seemed like a relic from a pre-digital era,” he says. “What is going to happen to our visual memories as we move forward?”

James Danziger explains Beaton’s unique genius here.

Underwood & Underwood

Underwood & Underwood -active Ottawa, Canada and New York 1880s – 1940s, Photographer (Photography, Stereoscopic, Photojournalism),  Publisher. The Underwood brothers, Elmer (1859-1947) and Bert (1862-1943) began the company by selling stereoscopes door to door.TThe company originally sold stereoscopic , as well as home stereoscope kits. The company grew rapidly, eventually moving to New York (1887), producing its own photographs (1891). By 1901, they were selling 300,000 stereoscopes a year and producing more than 25,000 cards a day. The company established branches in Baltimore, London, and Canada, and relocated their headquarters to New York City in 1891. They providing photographs to newspapers (1896), and establishing a wire-service-like sales agency (1904). They sold their back catalogue and rights to the Keystone View Company (which was subsequently acquired by Mast Industries in the 1970s.) in 1920 and unincorporated in the early 1940’s.

Underwood and Underwood dominated the news-photography industry until 1920

An army of freelance news photographers was fielded and newspaper and magazine publishers seeking to break away from traditional line drawings and wood cut illustrations clamored for Underwood and Underwood prolific output.

Around 1904 they set up a sales agency that would virtually dominate the news photo field for the next 30 years.  For exemple they were activs in the Moffett Studio ( partnership between Evan Albert Evans and camera artist George Moffett in 1905). In the latter 1910s, Moffett turned over the theatrical photography to camera artist Paul R. Stone who, though he was not granted credit on images, was allowed to voice expert opinions under his own name in the press. Stone handled the celebrity shoots until Evan Evans turned over direction of the studio to a management team appointed by Underwood and Underwood in mid-1920s. At that juncture he joined Raymor Studios in Chicago, a gallery that ran a diversified business in the city. Rebranded the Paul R. Stone-Raymor Studios they remained an active business from the 1920s through the 1940s. However, the arrest by the F.B.I. of studio employee Earnest D. Wallis for possession of photographs of classified plans for the A bomb in 1947 fatally damaged the studio’s reputation. In the 1940s, Underwood & Underwood sold Moffett Studio to the partnership of Robert T. McKearnan and Jack Russell.

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Of course, those are not the Stereoscopes interest in their work,  although that is what retains them. Rather, it is the second phase of their development which I like. Beautiful portraits , including the greatest artists of the time. They published mainly in magazines, (I put an example of what they could be asked to produce. ) , Which restricts the possibility of finding proof silver gelatin prints . No Nudes this time , but still the favorites subjects : Actresses years 1910-20s , dance, and the improbable event testimony. The next time i will propose  fashion photos and other artists)

( But i really like this album ( Publisher) ,   » Is Marriage a Failure? »

Underwood & Underwood and the actress Theda Bara

[More about their collaboration HERE]

Underwood and Underwood- Theda Bara, from the book Amillion and one Nights, a history of the motion Picture by Terry Ramsaye . Ed° Routlege, 2012

Underwood and Underwood- Theda Bara, from the book Amillion and one Nights, a history of the motion Picture by Terry Ramsaye . Ed° Routlege, 2012

Underwood & Underwood- Portrait of Theda Bara , Autographed © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood- Portrait of Theda Bara , Autographed , 1915 © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood - Theda Bara, as the vampire , in A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell, 1915 variante

Underwood & Underwood – Theda Bara, as the vampire , in A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell, 1915 variante

Underwood & Underwood-Theda Bara, 1916

Underwood & Underwood-Theda Bara, 1916

Underwood & Underwood-Theda Bara, 1916, [Direction William Fox], New York publicity For newspaper and magazines ( courtesy UCLA arts library)

Underwood & Underwood-Theda Bara, 1916, [Direction William Fox], New York publicity For newspaper and magazines ( courtesy UCLA arts library)

 

 

Theda Bara by Underwood & Underwood Studios, N.Y.1915

 

 

Underwood & Underwood- Theda Bara, 1915

Underwood & Underwood- Theda Bara, 1915

Underwood & Underwood- Theda Bara, 1915

Underwood & Underwood- Theda Bara, 1915

another one chicago tribune.1917

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Underwood & Underwood and Performer,  Personality, Dancer, Painter, Actress, Still Life

 

The actress Virginia Pearson,posing for a risque shot. by Underwood & Underwood studio, 1926

Nude Study of Billie Dove, Motion Picture Star Ziegfeld. Photo by © Underwood & Underwood

Nude Study by © Underwood & Underwood, around 1915-1920

Underwood & Underwood-Isadora Duncan Performing on Beach, 1910s © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood-Isadora Duncan Performing on Beach, 1910s © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Agnes Boone, left,dancing with her sister, Honorita in New York City, March 16, 1927 Photo by Underwood & Underwood

Underwood & Underwood Anna may wong in Chicago1925

Underwood & Underwood Anna may wong in Chicago1925

Billie Dove Posing Nude around 1920 Photo by Underwood & Underwood

ca. 1910, USA --- Two women in swimwear enjoy a tandem bike ride down the beach with parasols in hand. --- Image by © Underwood & Underwood/Underwood & Underwood/Corbis

ca. 1910, USA — Two women in swimwear enjoy a tandem bike ride down the beach with parasols in hand. — Image by © Underwood & Underwood/Underwood & Underwood/Corbis

Mae West Starring in The Heat’s On1943 Photo by Underwood & Underwood

Underwood & Underwood-Miss Helen Mead of Washington Wearing Diving Cap Resembling a Rooster at the Lake Placid Swimming Club.© Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood-Miss Helen Mead of Washington Wearing Diving Cap Resembling a Rooster at the Lake Placid Swimming Club.© Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood-Mary Philbin on Chick-Drawn Cart Original caption by Rather Novel, nd © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis.

Underwood & Underwood-Mary Philbin on Chick-Drawn Cart Original caption by Rather Novel, nd © Underwood & Underwood- Corbis.

Underwood & Underwood- Miss Sonja Henie (Olympic Games champion)1928 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Underwood & Underwood- Miss Sonja Henie (Olympic Games champion)1928 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Underwood & Underwood- Virginia Pearson 1920s. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Virginia Pearson 1920s. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Portrait of Valeska Suratt, 1920s. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Portrait of Valeska Suratt, 1920s. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Dorothy Bernard (1890-1955) in 1920s Egypt. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Dorothy Bernard (1890-1955) in 1920s Egypt. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Dorothy Bernard (1890-1955) in 1920s Egypt. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood- Dorothy Bernard (1890-1955) in 1920s Egypt. Gelatin silver print (Coll Roger Corbeau)

Underwood & Underwood-lore Revalles( russian Dancer) studies the motion of snakes to gain ideas for her new serpent dance, vening public ledger., October 05, 1916

Underwood & Underwood-lore Revalles( russian Dancer) studies the motion of snakes to gain ideas for her new serpent dance, vening public ledger., October 05, 1916 Found Here

Underwood & Underwood- The dancer Flore Revalles with a snake, 1916

Underwood & Underwood- The dancer Flore Revalles with a snake, 1916

Underwood & Underwood- Miss Eleanor Link, 16 year, Wrestling an Alligator © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Underwood & Underwood- Miss Eleanor Link, 16 year, Wrestling an Alligator © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Underwood & Underwood-Dorothy Newell Wearing a Suffrage Slogan, 1900-1910s© Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood & Underwood-Dorothy Newell Wearing a Suffrage Slogan, 1900-1910s© Underwood & Underwood- Corbis

Underwood and Underwood Studios- Edith de Lis – American Opera singer.

Underwood and Underwood Studios.Photograph of unidentified dancer

Underwood & Underwood - Nina Foch

Underwood & Underwood – Nina Foch, nd

Underwood & Underwood- The Performer Lilyan Tashman, Washington DC, c.1923.

Underwood & Underwood- The Performer Lilyan Tashman, Washington DC, c.1923.

Underwood & Underwood-Margaret Horton, Dr. Waite’s Plaza companion, Mystery Woman in Peck poison case, 1916

Underwood & Underwood-Gabrielle Coco Chanel in suit and beret, 1931 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis.

Underwood & Underwood-Gabrielle Coco Chanel in suit and beret, 1931 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis.

Underwood & Underwood., Nearly a mile straight down and only a step–from Glacier Point (N.W.) across valley to Yosemite Falls, Yosemite, Cal. 1900-1910

Underwood & Underwood- Claude Monet standing in his studio with a panel of his Nympheas mural., Giverny, France , 1914-18 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Underwood & Underwood- Claude Monet standing in his studio with a panel of his Nympheas mural., Giverny, France , 1914-18 © Underwood & Underwood-Corbis

Portrait of Vera Vasilyevna Kholodnaya, (1893-1919), the first star of Russian silent cinema

Vera Vasilyevna Kholodnaya (en russe: Вера Васильевна Холодная, 30 Août, 1893 – le 16 Février 1919), Actrice, Surnommé «La Reine de l’écran», elle a fût le premier film star féminine de la Russie. Bien que la plupart de ses films soient perdus, sa beauté envoûtante et sa mort prématurée ont fait d’elle une figure du cinema russe. Seulement cinq films mettant en vedette sa existent encore de nos jours sur les cinquante à quatre-vingts films, elle a joué en Ils sont les suivants: «Les enfants de l’âge » (1915), « Les mirages » (1916), Une vie pour une vie « (1916), « Le cadavre vivant» (adapté de la pièce de Tolstoï, 1918), et «Taisez-vous, ma douleur, le silence » (1918). Elle est plus souvent associé à des films du début du directeur Evgenii Bauer.

Vera Vasilyevna Levchenko est né à Poltava, en Ukraine, et en grande partie élevée par sa grand-mère à Moscou. Petite fille, elle rêvait d’une carrière en ballet classique et même inscrit à l’école de ballet du théâtre Bolchoï. En 1908, Vera assiste à un spectacle de Francesca da Rimini, avec Vera Komissarzhevskaya dans le rôle-titre. Elle fût profondément impressionné par l’art de Komissarzhevskaya et décide de s’aventurer dans le film d’action. Elle s’approcha de Vladimir Gardin, un grand metteur en scène russe.
En 1910, elle a épousé Vladimir Kholodny, dit être l’un des premiers coureurs automobiles russes et l’éditeur d’un quotidien de sport. Vera serait souvent l’accompagner dans les courses qui ont abouti à des accidents de la route. Elle a également adopté son nom de famille, ce qui se traduit par «une froide ». Plus tard, beaucoup ont pris pour un pseudonyme bien choisi. Leur fille Evgeniya est né en 1912, et ils adoptent un autre enfant un an plus tard.

Elle a commencé à apparaître dans de petits rôles à l’AA Kanjonkov studio de cinéma à la fin de 1914. Evgueni Bauer l’a repéré et prend le pari de lui donner le premier rôle féminin dans ‘Chanson de l’amour triomphant» (1915), une adaptation d’une histoire Tourgueniev, ce qui fait d’elle une star du jour au lendemain. Durant les les trois prochaines années Kholodnaya sera en haut du box-office de la Russie.

Les documents officiels russes affirment que Vera Kholodnaya est mort de la grippe espagnole durant la pandémie de 1919. Bien que cela semble tout à fait probable, il ya beaucoup de spéculations autour de sa mort. Histoires Sexe autre prétendent qu’elle a été empoisonnée par l’ambassadeur français avec qui elle aurait eu une liaison et qui croyait qu’elle était un espion pour les bolcheviks.
Héritage

Portait of The Russian Actress Vera Vasilyevna Kholodnaya (Russian: Вера Васильевна Холодная; August 30, 1893 – February 16, 1919), 1918

 

Portait of The Russian Actress Vera Vasilyevna Kholodnaya (Russian: Вера Васильевна Холодная; August 30, 1893 – February 16, 1919), 1918

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1920s

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1918

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1920s.

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1920s.

 

Portrait of Vera Vasilyevna Kholodnaya (1893-1919), the first star of Russian silent cinema, 1917

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1918-20s

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1918-20s

vera kholodnaya 1917

vera kholodnaya 1917

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1918-20s (Vera KARALLI (Krisantemi. 1914)

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1918-20s (Vera KARALLI (Krisantemi. 1914)

 

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1919.1

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1919.

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1917

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1917

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard,by LEONIDOV

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard,by LEONIDOV

Vera Kholodnaya as a gypsy Photo Postcard, 1918-20s

Vera Kholodnaya as a gypsy Photo Postcard, 1918-20s

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1920s.2

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1920s.

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1919

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1919

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1920s 1

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, 1920s

Vera-Kholodnaya

Vera-Kholodnaya

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, in Wig

Vera Kholodnaya Photo Postcard, in Wig