Category Archives: femme fatale

Jacqueline Goddard

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Miss Baldwin Modern Witch of Endor

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Anders Beer Wilse, Cigaretreklame dame lysestake frugt, 1935, (Norway)

Reflection in smoke.

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Fritzi Massari, Austrian actress, 1905

Austrian Jewish actress who escaped Hitler’s Germany and emigrated. This photo shows the incredible glamour of fashion during the fin de siecle (turn of the century) in Vienna.  

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Iconic image of Hedy Lamar

Lamar was born in Austria to two Jewish parents (but she was raised Catholic) and married c. 1933 to a fascist (but not Nazi). Her husband was so controlling she had to flee from him disguised as a maid. Already¬†famous … Continue reading

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Beatrice Rice Lee, c. 1920s, Canada

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Norma Shearer, Slave to Fashion, 1925

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Paolo Schmidlin, Marilyn Monroe

Paolo Schmidlin, sculptor, created this¬†beautiful, evocative sculpture of MM based on her figure in death. While I might normally find something like this exploitative of the star, in this case, it is so beautiful I feel it is a final … Continue reading

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Nico Bustos, photographer, chaneling 1980s Robert Plant models

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“Night Bloom” | Anneliese Seubert (in John Galliano for Givenchy Haute Couture

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