Roberto Baccarini Part II

Roberto Baccarini Arimand-Banu gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini Elizaveta “Lila” Nikolska gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini. Nude , gelatin silver print 1930

Roberto Baccarini Mary Raoul sul set di ‘Fiori d’arancio’ ,gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini Rosetta Pedrani , 1930s, gelatin silver print.

Roberto Baccarini -Wanda Osiris ,1930’s gelatin silver print

Roberto Baccarini – Wanda Osiris ,1930’s gelatin silver print

Roberto Baccarini Nana de Herrera ,gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini – Wanda Osiris ,1930’s gelatin silver print

Roberto Baccarini Lina Gennari ,1930s gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini – Lidia Martora ,1930’s, gelatin silver print.

Roberto Baccarini Jo-Hai Tong Vintage gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini Bea Egervary gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini Elizaveta “Lila” Nikolska gelatin silver print, 1930’s

Roberto Baccarini Claude Génia Vintage gelatin silver print.

Roberto Baccarini Donna Maria Mirka 1940

Montial Alice- The Danser Nikolskaja, 1920s

Montial Alice- The Danser Nikolskaja, 1920s

Montial Alice- The Danser Nikolskaja, 1920s

La danse des voiles, French Postcard, 1918.

 La danse des voiles, French Postcard, 1918.

Bernard Leedham

For the  really sympathic James…. many thanks for all , your vision your words and your support.

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1929

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1929

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1929

Bernard Leedham- Nude, 1920

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1929

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1929

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1929

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1929

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print Study of mouvement , 1929

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print Study of mouvement , 1929

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1929

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1929

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1929

 

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Bernard Leedham The Sun Goddess, 1930

Bernard Leedham The Sun Goddess, 1930

 

Bernard Leedham nude study Le Globe - Gravure printed by Braun & Cie - France in 1933

Bernard Leedham nude study Le Globe – Gravure printed by Braun & Cie – France in 1933

Bernard Leedham nude study 'The Watch, 1930

Bernard Leedham nude study ‘The Watch, 1930

Bernard Leedham (British) -Vintage nude study -Gelatine silver print, 1930

Bernard Leedham- Etude de nu artistique, 1930

Bernard Leedham- Nude study, c 1920

Byron Company – Marion Morgan’s dancers

Byron Company -Marion Morgan's Dancers posing on the beach, Rye, New York. , 1920

Byron Company -Marion Morgan’s Dancers posing on the beach, Rye, New York. , 1920

Byron Company - Marion Morgan's dancers posing on rocks at the beach Rye, New York, 1920

Byron Company – Marion Morgan’s dancers posing on rocks at the beach Rye, New York, 1920

Athur Vitols for Byron Company - Marion Morgan's dancers posing on rocks at the beach Rye, New York, 1920

Athur Vitols for Byron Company – Marion Morgan’s dancers posing on rocks at the beach Rye, New York, 1920

Byron Company - One of Marion Morgan's dancers with a long, diaphanous scarf flowing in the sea breeze, posing on rock at the beach Rye, New York. 1920

Byron Company – One of Marion Morgan’s dancers with a long, diaphanous scarf flowing in the sea breeze, posing on rock at the beach Rye, New York. 1920

Byron Company - Two of Marion Morgan's dancers with flowing scarf, posing on rocks at the beach Rye, New York. 1920

Byron Company – Two of Marion Morgan’s dancers with flowing scarf, posing on rocks at the beach Rye, New York. 1920

Byron Company - one of the Marion Morgan's Dancers posing on the rock, Rye, New York. , 1920

Byron Company – one of the Marion Morgan’s Dancers posing on the rock, Rye, New York. , 1920

Athur Vitols for Byron Company -One of Marion Morgan's dancers posing on rocks at the beach Rye, New York, 1920

Athur Vitols for Byron Company -One of Marion Morgan’s dancers posing on rocks at the beach Rye, New York, 1920

Athur Vitols for Byron Company - Byron Company - Marion Morgan's Dancers, Three Girls and Reflections in Water. Photographs, Prints & Drawings 1917

Athur Vitols for Byron Company – Byron Company – Marion Morgan’s Dancers, Three Girls and Reflections in Water. Photographs, Prints & Drawings 1917

Athur Vitols for Byron Company -Marion Morgan's Dancers, Girl Washed Up on the Beach, August, 1917

Athur Vitols for Byron Company -Marion Morgan’s Dancers, Girl Washed Up on the Beach, August, 1917

some others photographs of  The Marion Morgan dancers by Genthle Here

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.
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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

 

John Gutmann Part 2

« John Gutmann (1905–1998) was one of America’s most distinctive photographers. Born in Germany where he trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933 and settled in San Francisco, reinventing himself as a photo-journalist. Gutmann captured images of American culture, celebrating signs of a vibrant democracy, however imperfect. His own status as an outsider—a Jew in Germany, a naturalized citizen in the United States—informed his focus on individuals from the Asian-American, African-American, and gay communities, as well as his photography in India, Burma, and China during World War II. Gutmann’s interests in painting and filmmaking, his collections of non-Western art and artifacts, and his pedagogy, all figure in a body of work at once celebratory and mysterious.

Gutmann was born to prosperous German-Jewish parents, in Breslau, Germany (since 1945, Wrocław, Poland). At age twenty-two, he graduated from the regional Academy of Arts and Crafts, where he studied with leading Expressionist painter Otto Müller. In 1927 Gutmann moved to Berlin, where he taught art to schoolchildren, participated in group exhibitions, and in 1931 had a solo show at the prestigious Gurlitt Gallery. However, his career was interrupted by the rise to power of the National Socialists in early 1933. While his family made plans to immigrate to New York, Gutmann set out on his own with San Francisco as his destination, and photography as his new profession. Before departing Germany, he acquired a Rolleiflex camera, hastily shot three rolls of film, and managed to secure a contract from the Berlin office of Presse-Photo. Making the most of a bad situation, he explored a new life as a foreign correspondent who would supply the very modern European illustrated press with views and reports from the American West.

By 1936, he had broken his contract with the Berlin press agency and made a new one with Pix in New York. By 1937, he had begun to teach art regularly at San Francisco College (later San Francisco State University), and this became his primary profession after a World War II era stint in the U.S. army. Gutmann retired his professorship in 1973 and began to reassess his body of work, sorting through boxes of negatives and making new prints of selected examples from the 1930s. It was a well-timed exercise: not only did Gutmann’s images satisfy a growing historical appetite for Depression-era photography, they also seemed compatible with certain kinds of experimental photography then emerging in the contemporary art scene. Before his death in 1998, Gutmann had seen his work featured in gallery and museum exhibitions, catalogues, and monographs.

By bequeathing his rich archive of nearly 5000 modern photographic prints, negatives, tearsheets, letters, and some drawings and early art prints to the CCP, John Gutmann has left us with the task of pursuing the rich knots, braids, tangles and threads in his complex life and work that unfolded over a most tumultuous and provocative century of modernity  » By ccp

John Gutmann-Arm-Breast Abstract, 1935

John Gutmann-Arm-Breast Abstract, 1935 click on for full size

John Gutmann-Naked Save the Veil,1939

John Gutmann-Naked Save the Veil,1939

John Gutmann-Naked Breasts, Covered Face, 1939

John Gutmann-Naked Breasts, Covered Face, 1939

John Gutmann-Her Breasts in My Robe, 1937

John Gutmann-Her Breasts in My Robe, 1937

John Gutmann-Two Nudes Attracted,1937

John Gutmann-Two Nudes Attracted,1937

John Gutmann-Lesbian Foreplay, 1937

John Gutmann-Lesbian Foreplay, 1937

John Gutmann-Love Play, 1937

John Gutmann-Love Play, 1937

John Gutmann- elevation ,1935

John Gutmann- elevation ,1935

John Gutmann-Two Beauties, 1935

John Gutmann-Two Beauties, 1935

John Gutmann-Striped Sweater on Blanket, Oregon, 1934 -

John Gutmann-Striped Sweater on Blanket, Oregon, 1934

John Gutmann-Obsessive Fixation, 1935

John Gutmann-Obsessive Fixation, 1935

John Gutmann-Light Through Shades on Ruthie, 1935

John Gutmann-Light Through Shades on Ruthie, 1935

John Gutmann-Upside-Down Nude in Studio, 1937

John Gutmann-Upside-Down Nude in Studio, 1937

John Gutmann-Profile Torso,1937

John Gutmann-Profile Torso,1937

John Gutmann-Celestial Body, 1935

John Gutmann-Celestial Body, 1935

John Gutmann-Woman-Body, 1935

John Gutmann-Woman-Body, 1935

John Gutmann-Breast and Steel, 1934

John Gutmann-Breast and Steel, 1934

John Gutmann-Nude on Studio Couch, Contacts on Wall, 1935 -

John Gutmann-Nude on Studio Couch, Contacts on Wall, 1935 –

John Gutmann-Billy on My Couch, 1935

John Gutmann-Billy on My Couch, 1935

John Gutmann-Nude on Couch, 1937

John Gutmann-Nude on Couch, 1937

John Gutmann-Long Hair, 1937 - Copie

John Gutmann-Long Hair, 1937

John Gutmann-Looking Down at Nude Akiko, 1934

John Gutmann-Looking Down at Nude Akiko, 1934

John Gutmann-Sex and Crime,1935

John Gutmann-Sex and Crime,1935

John Gutmann-Eyes, 1939

John Gutmann-Eyes, 1939

John Gutmann-Irene in Pillbox Cowled, 1939

John Gutmann-Irene in Pillbox Cowled, 1939

John Gutmann-Eye of Seduction, 1939

John Gutmann-Eye of Seduction, 1939

John Gutmann-Young Eyes, Flowers for the Prom, 1940

John Gutmann-Young Eyes, Flowers for the Prom, 1940

John Gutmann-In the Background-The Pimp, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-In the Background-The Pimp, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Li in Round Hat, 1937

John Gutmann-Li in Round Hat, 1937

John Gutmann-Laura, 1934

John Gutmann-Laura, 1934

John Gutmann-Beautiful Vanessae, 1935

John Gutmann-Beautiful Vanessae, 1935

John Gutmann-Friedel, Berlin, 1935

John Gutmann-Friedel, Berlin, 1935

John Gutmann-Memory of Friedel, Berlin, 1937

John Gutmann-Memory of Friedel, Berlin, 1937

John Gutmann-Phenomenal Self Portrait, 1937

John Gutmann-Phenomenal Self Portrait, 1937

John Gutmann-Red Hair Adorned, 1939

John Gutmann-Red Hair Adorned, 1939

John Gutmann-Sweet Ruthie,1935

John Gutmann-Sweet Ruthie,1935

John Gutmann-Billy, Singer and WPA Actress, 1935

John Gutmann-Billy, Singer and WPA Actress, 1935

John Gutmann-Veiled Profile,1941

John Gutmann-Veiled Profile,1941

John Gutmann-Cup of Coffee and Cigarette, 1950

John Gutmann-Cup of Coffee and Cigarette, 1950

John Gutmann-Very Close Profile,1962

John Gutmann-Very Close Profile,1962

John Gutmann-The Stare, 1939

John Gutmann-The Stare, 1939

John Gutmann-The Cry, 1939

John Gutmann-The Cry, 1939

John Gutmann-Innocence, Young H.B. Through the Broken Glass of a Window, 1939

John Gutmann-Innocence, Young H.B. Through the Broken Glass of a Window, 1939

John Gutmann-Self Portrait,Sick, 1934

John Gutmann-Self Portrait,Sick, 1934

John Gutmann-Death Trap, Self Portrait 1936

John Gutmann-Death Trap, Self Portrait 1936

John Gutmann-Phenomenal Self Portrait, 1937

John Gutmann-Phenomenal Self Portrait, 1937

John Gutmann-Protoplasmic Self Portrait, 1937

John Gutmann-Protoplasmic Self Portrait, 1937

John Gutmann-Self Portrait,Sick, 1934

John Gutmann-Self Portrait,Sick, 1934

John Gutmann-The Dream, 1935

John Gutmann-The Dream, 1935

John Gutmann-Shrug of the Shoulder,1935

John Gutmann-Shrug of the Shoulder,1935

John Gutmann-Portrait of a Chinese Opera Actor in Female Roles, 1939

John Gutmann-Portrait of a Chinese Opera Actor in Female Roles, 1939

John Gutmann-Striped Sweater on Blanket, Oregon, 1934

John Gutmann-Striped Sweater on Blanket, Oregon, 1934

John Gutmann-Hats, New York, 1987

John Gutmann-Hats, New York, 1987

John Gutmann-The Ancestor1970

John Gutmann-The Ancestor1970

John Gutmann-Corridor of the Catacombs, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1960

John Gutmann-Corridor of the Catacombs, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1960

John Gutmann-Mummies in the Catacombs of Guanajuato, Mexico, 1960

John Gutmann-Mummies in the Catacombs of Guanajuato, Mexico, 1960

John Gutmann-Mexican Women and Nuns Worshipping, 1960

John Gutmann-Mexican Women and Nuns Worshipping, 1960

John Gutmann-Self-Portrait with Lady Day, 1989

John Gutmann-Self-Portrait with Lady Day, 1989

John Gutmann-Self Portrait with Nitro Patch, New York, 1989

John Gutmann-Self Portrait with Nitro Patch, New York, 1989

See also the first article