Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kubrick's New York 1946-1948

These are some spectacular photos taken by famed director Stanley Kubrick in New York City during 1946-1948. Kubrick was working as a staff photographer for LOOK Magazine.

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Stanley Kubrick photographs Rosemary Williams




At Columbia University

Johnny Grant 1946




On film set in Brooklyn


Boxing champ Walter Cartier 1948

Betsy Von Furstenberg


Backstage at the Copacabana

Courtesy of Stanley Kubrick & Museum of the City of New York

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gloria Swanson

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mirror, Mirror

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Color Test

In this cute promo shot, Max Factor uses a makeup grey scale on a model to test colors for film. This helps the cameras and lights focus better. You can also see his Max Factor beauty factory above, which is now the Hollywood Museum. If you have a chance to go, it is a must just for his makeup rooms alone! There is one for Redheads, Blondes, Brunettes and Brownettes. Max Factor is a pioneer, as are the Westmores, in the beauty industry, so I always love photos of them!

Here Betty Grable is getting made up for a television appearance. I assume this is the earlier days of tv and/or lighting, as color adapting quickly evolved even with black & white broadcasting, where the makeup for performers was not so drastic. Green is a compliment for red which is why the artists would use this particular color to bring out features.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Historic NYC

Manhattan Bridge seen from Washington Street, June 5, 1908

Delancy Street, Lower East Side July 29, 1908

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge October 7, 1914

28th Street in Manhattan, October 2, 1930

Booking photo for Charles 'Lucky' Luciano, April 18, 1936

Babe Ruth and his second wife Clare, during Game One of the 1936 World Series at the Polo Grounds, September 30, 1936

George Washington Bridge looking across the Hudson River into Manhattan, December 22, 1936

Corner of Sixth Avenue and 40th Street in Manhattan May 18, 1940

NYC Department of Records

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Victorian Va-Va-Voom

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courtesy of Charles H. McCaghy Collection