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Spotlight on the Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma: A Celebration of Film and Law Enforcement

June 16, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Julian Everett

Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma is a unique museum located in Saint-Tropez, France. The museum, housed in a historic building that served as the local gendarmerie until 2003, celebrates two seemingly disparate themes: the history of French law enforcement and cinema.

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A Celebration of Irene Montala: The Spanish Actress Embraces Another Year of Life

June 18, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Born in June 1976, Irene Montala is a luminary of Spanish cinema and television, with a career spanning over two decades. Having demonstrated her acting prowess through a diverse range of roles, Montala has solidified her reputation as a versatile and compelling performer.

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Stanley Kubrick: From Photography to Filmmaking

June 21, 2023 in Photography & Visuals by Charlotte Sinclair

Before becoming a renowned film director, Stanley Kubrick spent several years working as a photographer for Look magazine, which was a rival to Life. In 1945, as a 17-year-old, he sold a photo to the publication for $25 that depicted a newspaper salesman mourning the death of President Roosevelt. A year later, he was hired as a staff photographer, a position he held until 1950.

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Tim Walker's Favorite Shoot: A Visual Journey with Tim Burton, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Karen Elson

June 29, 2023 in Photography & Visuals by Charlotte Sinclair

In 2008, photographer Tim Walker created a stunning photoshoot that brought together the talent and eccentricity of film director Tim Burton, actress Helena Bonham-Carter, and model Karen Elson. The photoshoot remains one of Walker's personal favorites and showcases his unique talent for capturing fantastical scenes.

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Margot Robbie Turns 33, Ready to Make Her Mark in Film History

July 2, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Today, Australian actress Margot Robbie celebrates her 33rd birthday. Despite her relatively short, but vibrant career, she has already made a considerable mark in the film industry. If her upcoming movie hits the mark - and it has little chance not to given the vast amount of publicity and marketing it has received - Margot may become an iconic figure in cinema, much like Jane Fonda as Barbarella in the equally revolutionary year of 1968. Happy Birthday, Margot!

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Monica Bellucci: A Vintage Collection by Richard Aujard

July 12, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Monica Bellucci's timeless beauty has been immortalized in a striking photo series by French photographer and director Richard Aujard, taken in 1991. Each image of this collection showcases Bellucci's enigmatic allure and the raw, authentic style that Aujard is renowned for.

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Lily-Rose Depp: A Starlet Born of Stardom

July 15, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Born into a family where artistry is a way of life, Lily-Rose Depp has carried her famous surname with grace, carving out her own space in the spotlight. Born on May 27, 1999, she is the daughter of renowned Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and celebrated French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis. Lily-Rose was born in Paris, the city of light and love, and this Franco-American background has profoundly influenced her career and style.

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Cinegramas (1934-1936): A Glimpse into the Silver Age of Cinema Through Its Cover Stars

Aug. 23, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

The world of film has always had its stars that shine brighter than the rest, and the Spanish weekly magazine "Cinegramas" from Madrid was among the forefront in celebrating these cinematic luminaries during the mid-1930s. By exploring its covers from 1934 to 1936, we are provided a vivid snapshot into the era's defining actors, movies, and the film industry's evolution.

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The Timeless Allure of Swedish-Italian Screen Siren Anita Ekberg

Sept. 10, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Anita Ekberg, the unforgettable Swedish-Italian actress who became a global sensation and a symbol of sensuality, remains an enduring figure in classic cinema. Born in Malmö, Sweden, in 1931, Ekberg transitioned from winning beauty pageants to gracing the silver screen, forever etching her name into the annals of film history.

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Sophia Loren's Iconic Photo: A Closer Look into the Legendary Snap from 1957

Sept. 21, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

In honor of Sophia Loren's 89th birthday, it’s time to shed light on the true story behind the iconic 1957 photograph featuring herself and Jayne Mansfield. The snapshot was taken at a party organized by Paramount to honor Loren, who was just 23 years old at the time but had already starred in over 30 films.

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Ann Miller: Tapping Through the Golden Age of Hollywood

Nov. 6, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Ann Miller, born Johnnie Lucille Collier on April 12, 1923, in Chireno, Texas, was a whirlwind of talent and an indelible part of the Hollywood pantheon. Known for her machine-gun tap dancing, she embodied the glitz and glamour of the Golden Age of cinema. With raven hair often crowned with extravagant hats and a smile that lit up theaters, Miller left an indelible mark on the silver screen.

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Yvonne De Carlo: The Glamorous Siren with a Flair for the Dramatic

Nov. 6, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Yvonne De Carlo was the Canadian-born actress who became a universal symbol of allure and mystery in the Hollywood of the mid-20th century. With her exotic looks and versatile talent, she not only captivated audiences but also left an indelible mark on the industry. This article will dive into the life of this silver screen icon, celebrating her most memorable roles and the captivating stories that shaped her legendary status.

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🌟 Marisa Allasio: The Glamorous Italian Siren of the 50s and 60s

Nov. 11, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Born Maria Luisa Lucia Allasio on July 14, 1936, in Turin, Italy, Marisa Allasio was the epitome of Italian glamour. Picture this: a brunette bombshell, stepping onto the cinematic scene with her radiant smile and enchanting presence - that's Marisa for you!

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20 QUESTIONS: RON HOWARD

Feb. 15, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Litle Opie has grown up and become a hotshot film director. Apparently, goin' fishin' with Andy and hanging out with the Fonz paid off. Not to mention an assortment of serious TV-film roles, a lead in "American Graffiti" and an apprenticeship ("Grand Theft Auto") in the Roger Corman school for budding directors. To Ron Howard's recent big-screen credit are "Night Shift" and "Splash." We asked Contributing Editor David Rensin to meet with Howard in Hollywood as he was putting the finishing touches on "Cocoon," just released. Says Rensin, "Ron Howard does not look dumb in a mustache. Aunt Bee would be mighty proud."

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Flashback to the Flamboyant '90s: Monica Bellucci at Cannes '97

March 15, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

The '90s were a decade like no other, a time when fashion made bold statements and cinema celebrated them with grandeur. A perfect representation of this era's unique charm is encapsulated in a snapshot from the Cannes Film Festival in May 1997, featuring none other than the Italian siren, Monica Bellucci.

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Rediscovering the "Moga" Spirit: The 1929 Guide to Being a Modern Girl

March 18, 2024 in Arts & Culture by Charlotte Sinclair

Dive into the roaring '20s with the "Moga" (Modern Girl) lifestyle, as outlined by the 1929 edition of "Women's World" magazine. This fascinating snapshot of cultural history reveals ten rules that defined the essence of an emancipated woman in the vibrant era, much like the flappers in the West. Here's a glimpse into the spirited life of a Moga:

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The British Style Resurgence: From ‘The Gentlemen’ to Miu Miu’s Latest Show

March 29, 2024 in Fashion & Style by Charlotte Sinclair

 In a remarkable fusion of cinema and runway, the recent surge in British style has caught the attention of fashion enthusiasts worldwide. The influence of Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’ and the latest Miu Miu show has sparked a renewed interest in classic British fashion elements, transcending beyond the iconic Barbour jackets and hunting dress codes to embrace a refined aristocratic flair.

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi: A Colonial Gem in French Indochina

March 31, 2024 in Travel & Destinations by Julian Everett

Certainly! Let me tell you about the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi – a magical hotel in Vietnam. 🌟

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French Designer Pierre Yovanovitch Teams Up with Christian Louboutin to Launch "Red Bottom" Chair Collection

May 8, 2024 in Design & Décor by Charlotte Sinclair

French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch, in collaboration with famed shoemaker Christian Louboutin, has unveiled a striking new furniture line named "Red Bottom." This limited edition collection comprises nine unique chair models, each drawing inspiration from various domains including 20th-century muses, mythology, pop culture, and cinema.

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Soviet Photography Legend: Vladimir Sokolaev

June 19, 2024 in Photography & Visuals by Charlotte Sinclair

Vladimir Sokolaev, a name synonymous with Soviet photography, embarked on his artistic journey at the tender age of nine. His first encounter with a camera came when his parents gifted him a "Smena-6," and his uncle introduced him to the magic of developing photographs. This early exposure sparked a lifelong passion for photography.

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