"I’m not tough, and I never have been. I suppose over the years I’ve built up kind of a veneer to protect myself because I have functioned on my own for a long, long time, and I have never had a lot of flunkies preceding me to clear the way."
Happy Birthday, Lauren Bacall (16th September, 1924 - August 12th, 2014)
A teenage Audrey Hepburn at ballet practice in the Netherlands.
Don’t judge a book by its cover, HA, more like buy the same book four times because they keep coming out with prettier and prettier covers.
Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland, 1942. Photographed by Bob Landry
A soldier sitting with a date at a Servicemen’s Country Club.
Illinois, 1943 © Charles E. Steinheimer
The colors of The Wizard of Oz + their meanings
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….
If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.
um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah
I LOVE being a Beatle!
*owns 264 unread books*
*buys 17 new books*
*rereads harry potter*
24 year old tee-total, Earl Grey loving English girl now residing in New Zealand. A kitten called Truly Scrumptious is my best friend, I like old movies and old books.