Architecture and jewelry at the time of Art Deco

Raymond templier’s earrings and metallic structure representing the Empire State Building in New York. The actress Brigitte Helm wearing Raymond Templier jewels in the movie « money » directed by Marcel L’Herbier in 1928.

Pre-Raphaelite beauty

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George Hurrel’s photo of the actress Rita Hayworth, William Morris’ pattern and pomegranate’s earrings. Rita Hayworth was one of the most famous red hair actress in Hollywood. Dante Gabriel Rossetti like most of the Pre Raphaelite painters was fascinated by … Continue reading

Old Hollywood stars at the swimming pool

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Elizabeth Taylor : Gene Tierney : Ava Gardner : Grace Kelly : Natalie Wood : Rita Hayworth :

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

A vertiginous future

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Jean Després bracelet, Metropolis movie poster and Art Deco wallpaper (Mayfair). Jean Després (1899-1980) was a famous Art Deco jeweler. Metropolis (directed by Fritz Lang, 1927) is a movie depicting a dark future with a vertiginous architecture. The Metropolis is … Continue reading

A future made of concrete and metal

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Poster of the movie Metropolis (directed by Fritz Lang in 1927) and Jean Després’ brooch (silver and black onyx) and bracelet. The Art Deco movement influenced all the arts like jewelry and architecture. Jean Després (1889-1980) was a famous Art … Continue reading

Waiting for a kiss under the mistletoe

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Photo of Norma Shearer under the mistletoe for the New Year (MGM studios), Wilhelm Schweizer Pewter’s ornament (angel), glitter heart brooch, branch of mistletoe and star earrings by Andrea Fohrman.

A lovely Santa Claus

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Heart earrings by Valentino, shooting star ornament by WILHELM SCHWEIZER PEWTER and photo of the actress June Haver with Santa Claus (1950s). June Haver (1926-2005) was an American actress, star of musicals produced by 20th century Fox (“Three little girls … Continue reading