Friend at the window - c. 1900s - (Via)
There are some old Hollywood deaths that really hit me hard and so far this one has saddened me the most. Eleanor Parker was one of my favourite actresses from the Golden Age and the knowledge that she was still with us felt like a little link to a time almost lost. She was a wonderful actress, a vivacious personality and a true lady; one of the last remaining A-list actresses from Classic Hollywood. She was 91. R.I.P.
Mary Stuart Queen of Scots & Queen of France
↳ 8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587
On a wintry December day in 1542 a baby was born at the royal palace at Linlithgow. Marie of Guise, wife of James V gave birth to the girl who was to become known as Mary Queen of Scots. It did not seem a time for rejoicing, however: James V lay dying in Falkland Palace after the disastrous defeat of his troops by the English at Solway Moss. Six days after her birth he died and Mary was declared the new monarch of Scotland. Still only a baby, she was crowned Queen on 9 September 1543 at Stirling Castle. Historic-Scotland.
sexual orientation: dead historical figures
All I want for Christmas is to be healthy, please.
Failing that, a house that miraculously cleans itself including self-washing clothes and dishes.
Model wearing yellow felt hat, 1943, photo by Horst P. Horst
This is like a Vermeer
Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams - Rudolph Valentino
Yelena Myshkova - Sadko
Landscape, Study of Clouds, ca 1840, Xavier De Cock. (1818 - 1896)
A female designer puts the finishing touches on a vintage sewing pattern illustration in “Pattern for Smartness” (1948).