The Old Hollywood actress Jean Arthur

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Jean Arthur was an old Hollywood actress. Continue reading

The Art Deco actress Jean Arthur

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Portrait of the American actress Jean Arthur by Eugene Robert Richee (1929) and my Art Deco inspired patterns based on my photo of a pole in a Leipzig’s passage. Jean Arthur is my favourite actress with Natalie Wood. My favourite movies of … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood photographer Elmer Fryer

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Elmer Fryer (1898-1944) was an American photographer who did portraits of Hollywood stars for Warner Bros from 1929 to 1941. He replaced Fred Archer in 1929, as the head of the Warner Bros’ still department. He photographed actors like Errol … Continue reading

The glamorous Jean Arthur

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Jean Arthur photographed for the movie “The Ex- Mrs. Bradford” (1936). I designed the background based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin and the jewel belt. The costume designer Bernard Newman created this dress for the movie … Continue reading

The actress Jean Arthur in the 1930s

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Jean Arthur is my favourite actress with Natalie Wood. My favourite movies of her are “You can’t take it with you”, “The more the Merrier”, Too many husbands”, “The talk of the town”, If you could only cook!”, “Ex-Mrs. Bradford”, … Continue reading

Luminous swirls

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René Boivin’s sapphire and diamond brooch (1934), Boucheron’s swirl diamond earrings (1930s) and designs i did based on my photo of the galeries Lafayette in Berlin.

Art Deco beauty

Suzanne Belperron’s scroll diamond earrings, Cartier’s aquamarine clip brooch (1930s) and diamond and enamel plaque brooch. The background is a design I did with photoshop based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin.

The dazzling Norma Shearer

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Photo of Norma Shearer (George Hurrell?), Ilgiz Fazulzyanov earrings and photo made with photoshop based on my photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin. George Hurrell was the most famous Old Hollywood photographer. His photos of the most popular movie … Continue reading

The magnificent Carole Lombard

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Photo of Carole Lombard by Otto Dyar, photo of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin and Ilgiz Fazulzyanov earrings (art deco inspired). Carole Lombard was a famous actress who often played in screwball comedy movies (Launched in the mid-1930s, screwball comedies … Continue reading

Éclaboussée de lumière

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Photo of Hoyningen-Huene (Model wearing a Madeleine Vionnet gown in the 1930s) and my photo of the sea in the French Riviera.

The vintage fashion photographer Edward Steichen

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Native of Luxembourg, Edward Steichen (1879-1973) was a complete and prolific artist : photographer, painter, director, gardener… He is particularly renowned for his fashion photos which are poetic, artistic and often inspired by Antique Greece. The photographer exhibited his work … Continue reading

The Art Deco Lady

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Ilgiz Fazulzyanov earrings and pendant, Boucheron’s earrings (eyes), mother of peace texture and illustration by Wladyslaw Theodore Benda. Art Deco emerged in 1925, at the World’s Fair in Paris, France. This art movement is called Art Deco in reference to … Continue reading

Écrin de lumière

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“La lumière donne à voir mais plus encore, elle donne à penser.” Henri Alekan Madeleine Vionnet gown (Black silk organza evening dress composed entirely of squares with a halter neckline, 1930s) and my photo made with photoshop based on my … Continue reading

Un vent de liberté

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Un souffle de vie, la promesse d’une nouvelle vie, libérée de tous soucis. The LIFE photographer Gjon Mili‘s photo of a model wearing a Madeleine Vionnet’s nightgown and peignoir and my photo of fireworks at the Versailles castle, France.

Gold Art Deco

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“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” Franz Kafka Art Deco inspired fan Ilgiz Fazulzyanov’s earrings, Corrado Giuspino’s ring, Art Deco print, Eduardo Garcia Benito’s … Continue reading

The vintage photographer Paul Tanqueray

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Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991) was an English photographer. The well-known photographer Cecil Beaton had been his assistant until 1927. The Paul Tanqueray’s work was weekly published in the magazines Sketch and Tatler. His photos were also regularly in the covers of … Continue reading

Art Deco magnificence

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René Boivin gold clips (“manchettes plissées”, 1935) and ring (black wood and diamond)

Elegance from the past…

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Reynaldo Luza illustration, Edward Chiu’s earrings (jade and onyx), Corrado Giuspino’s bracelet (jade, onyx and diamond) and an Art Deco bracelet (onyx, diamond and rock crystal).

The vintage fashion House Molyneux

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Edward Molyneux (1891-1974) was a British fashion designer based in Paris and known for his elegant and wearable clothes. He represented the Parisian chic and elegance. In 1911, he started as a sketcher after he won a design competition organized … Continue reading

Ode à Terpsichore, Muse de la danse

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Marc Jacobs’ gown and Eichholtz Valencia mirror. In 1931, the vintage photographer George Hoyningen-Huene pays a tribute to the dancer Isodora Duncan and is inspired by Ancient Greece. The model wears a Madeleine Vionnet’s crepe pajamas. The American dancer Isodora … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Travis Banton

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Travis Banton (1894-1958) was an American costume designer at the Paramount. He dressed hollywood stars such as Carole Lombard, Rita Hayworth, Jean Arthur, Claudette Colbert and Marlene Dietrich. He worked with Carole Lombard and Marlene Dietrich for many movies. He … Continue reading

The fashion and Old Hollywood illustrator F. Earl Christy

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F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was a reknown American illustrator. He drew especially portraits of women (Pictorial review, American magazine, Modern Priscilla…) and realized illustrations of movie stars. Among the actresses he drew, there were Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and Shirley … Continue reading

The Art Deco illustrator André Édouard Marty

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André Édouard Marty (1882-1974) was a French engraver and illustrator. He studied at the École des Beaux arts where he met the future Art Deco illustrators André Brissaud, Georges Lepape and Charles Martin. He was an important figure of the … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood costume designer Bernard Newman

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Bernard Newman (1903-1966) was an American costume designer working for the studio RKO. He dressed famous actresses such as Ginger Rogers, Jean Arthur and Irene Dunne. He collaborated particulary with Ginger Rogers. He created gowns for nine of her movies … Continue reading

The illustrator Matou en peluche

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“Matou en peluche” (“Stuffed tomcat” in French) is a talented illustrator based in Australia. His drawings are graceful and inspired by Art Deco (1920s, 1930s). Among his favourite subjects, there are portraits of women with an Art Deco style and … Continue reading

Favourite 1930s movies

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My top 5 : You can’t take it with you, Easy living, It happened one night, Mr Deeds goes to town and Holiday. “M” directed by Fritz Lang in 1931 and starring Peter Lorre. “When the police in a German … Continue reading

When Hollywood celebrated Christmas (2)

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The vintage fashion photographer Horst P. Horst

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Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) was an American fashion photographer who worked from 1931 to 1991. He shot famous models like Jean Shrimpton and Suzy Parker. He also made portraits of Hollywood stars like Rita Hayworth and Gene Tierney. His photos … Continue reading