The Amazing Lauren Bacall by Nina Leen for Life Magazine (1945)

Lauren Bacall (1924 – 2014) began her career in the 1940s as a model, before making her debut as a leading lady with Humphrey Bogart in the film To Have and Have Not in 1944. She continued in the film noir genre with appearances with Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948).

 

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Portrait of Lauren Bacall by Nina Leen, 1945 via

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Portrait of Lauren Bacall by Nina Leen, 1945 via

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Portrait of Lauren Bacall by Nina Leen, 1945 via

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Portrait of Lauren Bacall by Nina Leen, 1945 via

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Portrait of Lauren Bacall by Nina Leen, 1945 via

 

Beautifully Documented 1950s Fashion and Glamour by Slim Aarons

American photographer Slim Aarons (1916 – 2006), was an noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities.

Aarons never used a stylist, or a makeup artist. He made his career out of what he called

“photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.”

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Slim Aarons ‘Tina Onassis’ Monte Carlo (Estate Stamped Edition) 1958 via

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‘Evening Dress’ by Slim Aarons Mrs. Augustus G. Paine II at the house of her father, Earl E. T. Smith, wearing an evening dress by Luis Estevez, USA, circa 1955 via

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‘New York Chic’ by Slim Aarons A young woman modelling a belted dress with pencil skirt, New York City, June 1953 via

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‘Exclusive Fashions’ by Slim Aarons Mrs T.R. Potter and Mrs Edward Magnus (right) in the Saks of 5th Avenue dress shop, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1955 via

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‘Saks Fashion Show’ (Estate Stamped Edition) by Slim Aarons. An evening dress being modelled at a fashion show held by Saks of Fifth Avenue, New York. The audience, who are in evening dress, are also being wined and dined, 1955 via

Very Sophisticated Fashion Photography by Georges Dambier

Georges Dambier did not conform to the standard technique of taking fashion pictures, with models standing emotionless and seemingly indifferent to the camera. Instead, he showed models smiling, laughing and often in action. His models were surrounded by local people in a market place in Marrakech, or in a village in Corsica, or – and above all – in his beloved Paris.

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Georges Dambier Marie Helene Arnaud the red fish Magazine Elle 1957 via

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Georges Dambier Girl umbrella Concorde Place via

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Sophie Malgat Litvak in Jacques Fath Coat, photographed by George Dambier for ELLE, 1953 via

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Portrait of Brigitte Bardot by Georges Dambier, 1954 via

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Georges Dambier Marie Helene Arnaud, Antibes Mirror  via

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Ivy Nicholson in Jacques Fath Dress, photographed by Georges Dambier for Nouveau Femina, 1954 via

Ivy Nicholson in Hubert de Givenchy Ensemble (1952)

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Ivy Nicholson in Hubert de Givenchy Ensemble, photographed by Nat Farbman, 1952 via

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Ivy Nicholson in Hubert de Givenchy Ensemble, photographed by Nat Farbman, 1952 via

Amazing Vintage Photos of Actresses attending the Film Festival in Cannes during the Sixties

The Cannes Film Festival was founded in 1946. The invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.

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Marie Laforêt, Cannes, 1961 via

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Sophia Loren at the Cannes Film Festival, 1966 via

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Cannes, 1967 via

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Jeanne Moreau in Cannes, 1966 via

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Natalie Wood, 1962 via

Romy Schneider at Cannes, 1961

Romy Schneider at Cannes, 1961 via

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Princess Grace of Manaco, Cannes 1960 via

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Claudia Cardinale, 1963 via

Geraldine Chaplin, 1967

Geraldine Chaplin, 1967 via

Vintage Photos of Berlin Cabaret Artists (1920s-1930s)

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Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992). Her earliest professional stage appearances were as a chorus girl on tour with Guido Thielscher’s Girl-Kabarett vaudeville-style entertainments, and in Rudolf Nelson revues in Berlin. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel (1930) brought her international fame and resulted in a contract with Paramount Pictures. Photo of Dietrich by Ruth Harriet Louise, c 1930 via

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Trude Hesterberg (1892 – 1967) was a German stage and film actress, cabaret artist, chanson singer, soubrette and operetta singer, as well as founder and director of a cabaret stage. It is thought that she was an early consideration for the lead role in The Blue Angel, before it was given to Marlene Dietrich via

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Margo lion (1899 – 1989) first came to Berlin in 1921 and made her debut at Trude Hesterbergs cabaret ‘Wild Bühne’ (The Wild Stage) in 1923 . She is best known for her role as Pirate Jenny in director G.W. Pabst’s 1931 French language adaptation of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) via

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Anita Berber (1899 – 1928) was a German dancer, actress, and writer. Her hair was cut fashionably into a short bob and was frequently bright red, as in 1925 when the German painter Otto Dix painted a portrait of her, titled “The Dancer Anita Berber” via

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Valeska Gert (1892 – 1978) could be considered one of Germany’s most ambiguous and overlooked artists. She was a dancer, actress, film and cabaret star. She was a pioneering performance artist who is said to have laid the foundations and paved the way for the punk movement via

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Kate Kühl (1899-1970) nicknamed ‘The Red Nightingale’ went on to perform in all the major cabaret venues of the time including the Wilde Bühne, Kadeko and the Katacombe via

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Blandine Ebinger (1899 – 1993) was a German actress and chansonniere. Ebinger became acquainted with Friedrich Hollaender in 1919, and with him she became heavily invested as a performer, writer, and composer in the Berlin cabaret scene in the 1920s, beginning in the cabaret Schall und Rauch and the Café Größenwahn. Photo of Blandine Ebinger performing Lieder eines armen Mädchens, 1925 via

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) 1923 Wedding Photo

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The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 26 April 1923. © National Portrait Gallery, London via

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The wedding of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother by Bassano Ltd
sepia-toned platinotype on original card mount, 26 April 1923. © National Portrait Gallery, London via