Sunday, January 31, 2016

Joan Clarkson

Joan Clarkson, 1920 (National Portrait Gallery, London)

Actress Joan Clarkson (IMDb), who we last encountered in this post. She played in several revues, a.o. 'Cochran's 1930 Revue' by the London theatrical producer Charles Cochran, who called her "his beautiful English rose".

The White Dress - a Portrait of Joan Clarkson, 1935,
by the Hungarian painter Philip de László (1869-1937) (Bridgeman Art Library)

next episode: a captain

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Die Karlskirche im Winter

Die Karlskirche im Winter. Vienna, 1912. Watercolor aquarel by Adolf Hitler.

Karlskirche, Vienna. 2010, Photo by RfA.

next episode: Ophelia

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New York Times Square Building

Times Square with the New York Times BuildingNew York ca 1908.

 Excerpt from a photo found on

next episode: a.h.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

President Roosevelt negotiates a peaceful settlement

President Roosevelt (center, with Russian and Japanese diplomats) negotiates a peaceful settlement of the Russo-Japanese War, 1905 (Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University)

On December 10, 1906, Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to win a Nobel Prize, awarded for his work surrounding the Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Russo-Japanese War.

next episode: times square

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Her Mother’s Voice

Her Mother’s Voice by William Quiller Orchardson, 1888 (Tate Gallery, London)

The widower in the foreground looks up as he thinks for a moment that he hears his late wife's voice as his daughter, whom he cannot see, begins to sing.

The picture was exhibited with lines from Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem Break, break, break:

But O for the touch of a vanished hand,
And the sound of a voice that is still!

The poetic quote underscores the deeply sentimental nature of this painting (source: Tate).

next episode: Teddy

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year !

Loretta Young and Paul Vincenti

A happy new 1928 2016 to all my readers!

next episode: ??????


Gadgets By Spice Up Your Blog Real Time Web Analytics