36 Stunning Photos of Actress La Jana During the 1920s & 1930s

La Jana was the stage name of the brunette Viennese-born actress and exotic dancer Henriette “Henny” Hiebel. She was trained as a ballerina for ten years and first performed at the Frankfurt Kinderoper at the age of eight. Of boyishly slim build, she appeared on stage in cabaret in 1921. La Jana received good publicityContinue reading “36 Stunning Photos of Actress La Jana During the 1920s & 1930s”

26 Vintage Photos of Sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine

Perhaps Hollywood’s most famous sibling rivalry was the supposed one between the two sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine, which became the stuff for the media for decades. 15 months separated in age, the sisters pursued the same career choice, competed for the same Oscar category, even attained some of the same love interests.Continue reading “26 Vintage Photos of Sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine”

25 Stunning Photos of Lana Turner in 1940.

Lana Turner, born Julia Jean Turner; (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress. Over the course of her nearly 50-year career, she achieved fame as both a pin-up model and a film actress, as well as for her highly publicized personal life. In the mid-1940s, she was one of the highest-paidContinue reading “25 Stunning Photos of Lana Turner in 1940.”

40 Beautiful Portrait Postcards Showing Women of the German Cinema Between 1918 and 1933

The Cinema of Germany refers to the film industry based in Germany and can be traced back to the late 19th century. German cinema has made major technical and artistic contributions to film during the period from 1918-1933. Germany witnessed major changes to its identity during the 20th and 21st century. Those changes determined theContinue reading “40 Beautiful Portrait Postcards Showing Women of the German Cinema Between 1918 and 1933”

22 Vintage Photos Showing Everyday Life of American Jews during the Early 20th Century

Jews have been present in what is today the United States of America since the mid-17th century. However, they were small in numbers and almost exclusively Sephardic Jewish immigrants of Spanish and Portuguese ancestry. Jewish migration to the United States increased dramatically in the early 1880s, as a result of persecution and economic difficulties inContinue reading “22 Vintage Photos Showing Everyday Life of American Jews during the Early 20th Century”

33 Amazing Color Photos From the Netherlands During the Early 20th Century

With photos from the past you automatically think about black and white. Even in our own childhood, almost no color photograph was made. Nevertheless, the technique for making color photographs has been around for more than 100 years! In 1907, the two French brothers August and Louis Lumière invented a technique with which real colorContinue reading “33 Amazing Color Photos From the Netherlands During the Early 20th Century”

The First Winner of the Academy Award For Best Actress: 48 Stunning Vintage Photos of Janet Gaynor in the 1920s and 1930s

Born 1906 as Laura Augusta Gainor in Germantown, Philadelphia, American actress and painter Janet Gaynor began her career as an extra in shorts and silent films. After signing with Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century-Fox) in 1926, she rose to fame and became one of the biggest box office draws of the era. In 1929,Continue reading “The First Winner of the Academy Award For Best Actress: 48 Stunning Vintage Photos of Janet Gaynor in the 1920s and 1930s”

A Collection of 12 Amazing Photos of Lincoln-Zephyr Hot Rod

The marque Lincoln-Zephyr was used by Lincoln for their lower-priced line of mid-size luxury cards in 1936–1940. The Lincoln-Zephyr was extensively utilized by mid-century hot rod enthusiasts who lived in an era when used Lincoln-Zephyrs were affordable cars that didn’t break the bank. The Lincoln-Zephyr was also ideal for many kinds of modifications aimed toContinue reading “A Collection of 12 Amazing Photos of Lincoln-Zephyr Hot Rod”

30 Wonderful Photographs of Gala and Salvador Dalí From the 1930s to the 1960s

“I love her more than my mother, more than my father, more than Picasso, and even more than money.” – Salvador DaliThere has always been a great woman behind every great man. For a Spanish painter Salvador Dali that strong woman was Gala, a Russian lady, idolized by Dali. All the female characters on hisContinue reading “30 Wonderful Photographs of Gala and Salvador Dalí From the 1930s to the 1960s”