L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Friday, September 22, 2017

Bogart. Uncool.



Well, maybe "uncool" is unkind. Let's just say that most of these images don't really conjure the iconic "Bogie".

At Liza Minnelli's sixth birthday part, 1952.
Photograph by Elmer Fryer, 1938.
Makeup tests for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948.
At the age of two; admittedly adorable, if not terribly cool.
Well, what can you expect when you pose with a penguin...?
(I'm not sure who the woman is.)
As "bandito" John Murrell, in Virginia City, 1940.
With Mona Maris in A Devil with Women, 1930.
Intentionally dorky. The Big Sleep, with Sonia Darrin, 1946.
Unintentionally dorky. Dark Passage, 1947.
With his third and penultimate wife, Mayo Methot, and company.
On the Fox Studios squash courts with Kenneth McKenna, circa 1930-32.
With co-star Toru Shimada during a rehearsal for Tokyo Joe, 1949.
As a teenager. It's a challenge to look tough when you're a kid with a pipe and a Pekinese.
Way beyond cool. With his daughter Leslie.
An actor prepares. On the set of The Return of Doctor X, 1939. Probably not his favorite role.
Bogart with a bunny. I guess that says it all.
"For Roxanne that dish...."




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Damas de España, damas de Hispanoamérica


Rosario Suárez de Martínez, by Carlos Enrique (Charles Henri) Pellegrini, 1831. Argentina.
Retrato de una Dama, by Ángel María Cortellini Hernández, 1855. Spain.
Señorita Matilde Palou, by Diego Rivera, 1951. Mexico.
María Josefa Ezcurra de Ezcurra, by Fernando García del Molino, 1849. Argentina.
La Viajera, by Camilo Mori, 1928. Chile.
Manuelita Rosas, by Prilidiano Pueyrredón, 1851. Argentina.
 Doña Maria Francisca Lopez de Zuñiga, Condesa de Montijo, Spanish School, circa 1763-65. Spain.
India en traje de gala (Indian woman in festive attire), Vicente Albán, circa 1783. Ecuador.
Doña Francisca de la Gándara y Cardona, by Vicente López y Portaña, 1846. Spain.
Eva María Duarte de Perón, by Héctor José Cartier, circa 1950.
(The dress seen here is by the French designer Jacques Fath and is featured in a previous post of mine; it's worn
in the portrait by Numa Ayrinhac, and both the dress and the necklace can be seen in a photograph of Perón.)
Doña Micaela Esquibel, unknown artist, circa 1750. Mexico.
Retrato de señora, by Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta,1899. Spain.
Lastania Tello de Michelena (the artist's wife), by Arturo Michelena, 1890. Venezuela.