Francoise Dambier, 1952
Photo by Georges Dambier
Billy Eckstine, one of the smoothest balladeers and bandleaders ever (and the man responsible for giving Sarah Vaughan one of her first big breaks) was born 100 years ago today in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of my favorite fun facts about Mr. Eckstine: he won a singing competition imitating Cab Calloway when he was a student at Howard University in the 1930s. In this photo, he is adjusting his tie while his first wife, June, applies her lipstick in their Manhattan apartment on April 11, 1950. Photo: Martha Holmes, one of the first female staff photographers at LIFE magazine.
Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture S/S 2013
Haute Couture blog :)
Johnny Depp making grilled cheese sandwiches with an iron.
By the 1930s, you could take your gramophone to the beach with you just like these two bathing belles on the sands at Felixstowe via Thank you for the music: A potted pictorial history of portable music devices - Telegraph