vintage les femmes

simone de beauvoir, emma goldman, & rosa luxemburg on the beach smoking pipes. This an apocryphal caption: de Beauvoir, Goldman, and Luxemburg didn't actually know each other. but isn't it pretty to imagine the possibility of these women together?

London underground during the war, 1941.

The Elephant and Castle station of London Tube during the air raid. Londoners would use the tube as an air raid shelter if they didn't have one in their garden or one near where they lived - 1940

everlytrue:    [Ava Gardner, photographer unknown]

The daughter of poor tobacco farmers, Ava Gardner was a church going country girl from Grabtown, North Carolina when she signed her first Hollywood contract in

Nancy Wilde

I was never a fan of the Cadillac, but this photo of a pink Coupe de Ville, I think, in front of a pink drive-in is so sweet it hurts my teeth!

WWI Soldier with Porcelain Facemask

Ladd's papers include these photos of a World War I veteran with and without his mask, circa American Red Cross/Anna Coleman Ladd papers/Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution

cassamphetamine:    Ava Gardner - 1940s

I adore Ava Gardner. I find her one of the most incredible actresses to have graced the silver screen as well as my style icon solely based .

olympialetan:    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s satchel.

Scott Fitzgerald’s briefcase. The monogram reads: Scott Fitzgerald 597 - Ave. New York The address is not Fitzgerald’s but that of his publisher, Charles Scribner’s Sons.

cherryporcelain:    13neighbors:    (by image noise for the painfully alone)

last-picture-show: “Gaby Wollschläger, Vintage Filmtheater at the Central Station, Dresden, Germany, 2011 ”

allgothsgo2helheim:    olive thomas, photo by the sarony sudio

American model, Ziegfeld girl and silent film actress, Olive Thomas, made over 20 movies in the 4 years to It is said that her ghost haunts the New Amsterdam Theatre on Street!

Nancy Wilde

Rows of corsets on display in the front window of a corset store located along the Boulevard de Strasbourg in Paris, France. Photograph by French photographer Eugene Atget, titled 'Boulevard de Strasbourg'.