If I had my life to live over again, I'd live it the same way. Maybe a few changes here or there, but nothing special. The truth is, honey, I've enjoyed my life. I've had a hell of a good time. - #AvaGardner
Wish Julia a happy birthday! 🎉🎂
Julia Nefreghi-Schmidt was born 1911, if we suppose it's 1934 then she's 23- married to premilitary instructor Ilario and mother of a 4 months old boy, Vale.
Last year, on this day, I created this character and I drew her for the first time in a comic. It was about her first meeting with her future husband in 1933, so her birthday and the day they met coincide 😊💓
I wanted her to be just a filler, a random woman to be Ilario's wife to make the story more realistic and not to make him pay bachelor taxes but then... she became a more important character, the two will have seven children in the space of a few years 😅. She's very attached to money, judging and traditionalist but... she cheat on his partner and they're aware of each other's unfaithfullness- he does the same 😆 But their love is still very strong!! They're also very competitive when it comes about their professional lives 🏅 #lady_pzkw_ocs
What could the box contain? Any idea? 🎁🎀
All the characters belongs to me, do not steal/copy/repost etc.
1930’s Vaseline Vaporub, Bayer Aspirin and a ‘Frances’ comb. I don’t make a habit of keeping the combs but I do have a nice collection of waveset bottles that have embossing saying ‘Dip your Comb’....so makes for a good compliment to those pieces. -
Carole photographed by James Doolittle in 1940.
If you look closely, you can see two of the scars that Carole received after her car accident in 1926. One is on her cheek and the other is at the side of her eye, just under her eyebrow.
My next blog post will be surrounding Carole's car accident and how it impacted her career – Look out for it!!
Born on this day [18 Apr]: American pulp illustrator Frank R. Paul (1884–1963)
Often considered to be the father of Science Fiction Illustration, Paul's early life began in the small spa town of Radkersburg in, what was then, Austria-Hungary. If things had gone according to plan he would have become a priest, but instead his passion for the arts persevered and so he decided to study architectural and mechanical drafting.
At 22, he moved to the US where he began a career as a graphic designer; starting out at the Jersey Journal. In 1914 he was asked to illustrate a technical science magazine known as The Electrical Experimenter, and so his career in illustration began. Soon he was creating cover art for other magazines, and by the early-1920s he was branching out into interior illustrations for short sci-fi stories.
Paul dominated the sci-fi scene of the 1920s; his work appearing on more than 35 covers of Amazing Stories as well as several covers for their annuals. During this time he produced some of his best known work, including the iconic cover for The War of the Worlds that appeared on Amazing Stories, August 1927.
The influence of his work is still felt even to this day. His illustrations inspired everything from Flash Gordon to Luke Skywalker and helped spur the imaginations of people like Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury.
He passed away in 1963 at the age of 79 and, in 2009, he was inducted into The Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
Seen here: Cover art entitled, "One Prehistoric Night" from Wonder Stories, 1934
This re-colored photo was taken from a 1987 Swissair marketing brochure, and shows a quaint airport scene with Douglas DC-3 HB-IRA, circa 1938. -IRA was the first DC-3 in the Swissair fleet, beginning service in 1937. It was one of 63 of the type built in Holland by Fokker, under license from Douglas Aircraft.
This plane was flown by Swissair until 1955, eventually migrating to the U.S. and the fleet of Ozark Airlines of St. Louis, who operated it as N141D.
Preview: this 1920’s pongee silk robe and 1930’s silk & chantilly lace pajama set makes me want late mornings spent sipping coffee while reading a good book. This photo hides what makes the set specifically so special with its NRA label (only found on items created between 1933-1935) and artfully intricate hand stitching & embroidery. More details and photos to come soon!