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The mood in studio.

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destroyed-and-abandoned:

Lobby of the Singer Building, Manhattan, not long before it was demolished in 1968 after becoming economically nonviable and disused

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thedoppelganger:

Grace Jones as May Day, A View to a Kill, John Glen, 1985, ph. Keith Hamshere

(Source: saloandseverine)

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tabodesign:

Joan Bennett, looking fierce.

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todaysdocument:

The “Human Squirrel” drops by to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Times Square and #SquirrelWeek!

The “Human Squirrel” who did many daring “stunts” in climbing for benefit of War Relief Funds in New York City. He is shown here at a dizzy height in Times Square. Times Photo Service., ca. 1918
From the series: American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, 1917 - 1918

todaysdocument:

The “Human Squirrel” drops by to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Times Square and #SquirrelWeek!

The “Human Squirrel” who did many daring “stunts” in climbing for benefit of War Relief Funds in New York City. He is shown here at a dizzy height in Times Square. Times Photo Service., ca. 1918

From the series: American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, 1917 - 1918

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todaysdocument:

Happy 110th Birthday, Times Square!

Originally named Longacre Square, it was officially renamed Times Square on April 8, 1904 in honor of the New York Times.

Snapshots of the “Crossroads of the World” from the 1910s, 1940s, 1970s, 1980s and 2000s:

  1. New York City celebrating the surrender of Japan. They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square., 08/14/1945. National Archives Identifier: 520697
  2. A view of the neon lights of Broadway. The United Services Organization (USO) GEN Douglas MacArthur Memorial Center, located in Times Square at 45th Street and Broadway…01/01/1983. National Archives Identifier: 6367334 
  3. Peace rumor, New York. Crowd at Times Square holding up Extras telling about the signing of the Armistice. The Government report that the news was not true did not stop the celebration. National Archives Identifier: 533477
  4. TIMES SQUARE, 08/1973. National Archives Identifier: 554298
  5. Sailors attached to USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) gather together for an impromptu group shot while on liberty in Times Square during Fleet Week 2002.05/22/2002. National Archives Identifier: 6640589
  6. V-J Day in New York City. Crowds gather in Times Square to celebrate the surrender of Japan., 08/15/1945. National Archives Identifier: 531350
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marypickfords:

Happy Birthday Mary Pickford 
(April 8, 1892 - May 29, 1979)

Mary Pickford is a fairy! She is not of this world. She just happened down here to help rub a little of the soot off of everybody’s viewpoint and whisper to us of a place whereperchance butter and eggs are within reason, where folks never have toothaches, and where they tell legends about divorce courts…There is yet to be found a woman who is jealous of Mary Pickford…We love her curls, we love her sunshine, we love her self-forgetful little ways; and most of all we love Mary Pickford because she loves us…Mary Pickford, sweetheart, is the sweetheart of America…Now and then one hears of some one who does not like Mary Pickford, but that person is like a highbrow and is generally a full-fledged fan’s idea of the type of individual who would steal, plague the cat, and gossip about the dead.

Clara Louise Leslie in the May 1918 issue of “Motion Picture”

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todaysdocument:

The Merkers Salt Mine Cache

ReichsBank wealth, SS loot, and Berlin Museum paintings that were removed from Berlin to a salt mine vault located in Merkers, Germany. The 3rd U.S. Army discovered the gold and other treasure in April 1945. 

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In early April, 1945, the German village of Merkers fell to elements of Lt. General George Patton’s Third Army.  Stories soon began to emerge about a local salt mine packed with gold, treasure, and priceless art.  At 10 a.m. on April 7, 1945, Lt. Col. William A. Russell of the Ninetieth Infantry Division, and other staff followed German mining officials into the mine. The elevator took them to the bottom of the main shaft twenty-one hundred feet beneath the surface, where the image above awaited them.

via The Text Message » The Monuments Men and the Recovery of the Art in the Merkers Salt Mine April 1945

(Catch up on some of our earlier  Monuments Men posts!)