On The Beach: Dora Maar, Nusch Éluard, Pablo Picasso and Paul Éluard (1937)

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Dora Maar, Nusch Éluard, Pablo Picasso and Paul Éluard on the beach by Eileen Agar, September 1937 via

Photograph of Dora Maar and Pablo Picasso on the beach September 1937 by Eileen Agar 1899-1991

Dora Maar, Nusch Éluard, Pablo Picasso and Paul Éluard on the beach by Eileen Agar, September 1937 via

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Two Portrait Compositions by Florence Henri (1931)

Florence Henri (1893 – 24 July 1982) was a photographer and artist. She grew up in Europe and studied in Rome, where she met the Futurists, and in Berlin, then in Paris with Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant, and finally at the Dessau Bauhaus before returning to Paris where she started with photography. Her work includes experimental photography, advertising, and portraits, many of artists.

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Florence Henri, Portrait Composition, 1931 via

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Florence Henri, Portrait Composition, 1931 via

Portraits of Surrealist Xenia Kashevaroff by Edward Weston (1931)

Xenia Kashevaroff (1913 – 1995) was an American painter, sculptor, bookbinder, conservator, and musician notable for her surrealist mobiles and artistic collaborations.

Her work has been described as on the “cutting edge of surrealism in sculpture” for her time. From 1935 to 1945, she was married to the musician and composer John Cage and performed in his percussion ensemble throughout their marriage.

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Xenia Kashevaroff by Edward Weston (1931) via

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Xenia Kashevaroff by Edward Weston (1931) via

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Xenia Kashevaroff by Edward Weston (1931) via

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Xenia Kashevaroff by Edward Weston (1931) via

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Xenia Kashevaroff by Edward Weston (1931) via

Veronica Lake for Film Noir “This Gun for Hire” (1942)

This Gun for Hire is a 1942 film noir, directed by Frank Tuttle and based on the 1936 novel (published in America with the same title, and in Britain with the title A Gun for Sale) by Graham Greene. The

In the film Veronica Lake stars as nightclub singer Ellen Graham. The film also stars Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, and Alan Ladd, who the movie made a star of.

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Portrait of Veronica Lake in This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle, 1942  via

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Portrait of Veronica Lake in This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle, 1942  via

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Portrait of Veronica Lake in This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle, 1942  via

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Portrait of Veronica Lake in This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle, 1942  via

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Portrait of Veronica Lake in This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle, 1942  via

 

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Portrait of Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd in This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle, 1942 via

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Portrait of Alan Ladd, Robert Preston and Veronica Lake in This Gun for Hire directed by Frank Tuttle, 1942  via

Jane Greer for Film Noir “Out Of The Past” (1946)

Film historians consider “Out of the Past” a superb example of film noir due to its complicated, dark storyline, dark cinematography and classic femme fatale. In the film a private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. Jane Greer (1924 –  2001) stars as femme fatale Kathie Moffat.

 

In 1991, Out of the Past was added to the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

 

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Jane Greer for LIFE Magazine during the filming of “Out Of The Past” (1946) via

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Jane Greer for LIFE Magazine during the filming of “Out Of The Past” (1946) via

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Jane Greer for LIFE Magazine during the filming of “Out Of The Past” (1946) via

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Jane Greer for LIFE Magazine, during the filming of “Out Of The Past” (1946) via

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Jane Greer for LIFE Magazine, during the filming of “Out Of The Past” (1946) via

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Jane Greer for LIFE Magazine, during the filming of “Out Of The Past” (1946) via

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Jane Greer for LIFE Magazine, during the filming of “Out Of The Past” (1946) via

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Jane Greer for LIFE Magazine during the filming of “Out Of The Past” (1946) via