"Each night Father fills me with dreadWhen he sits at the foot of my bed;I'd not mind that he speaksIn gibbers and squeaks,But for seventeen years he's been dead".-The Listing Attic, by E.G.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
The findings also revealed that the number of female writers declined from 14% in 2000 to 10% in 2001, and that men worked as cinematographers on all of the films in the survey.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Born into an aristocratic family in St. Petersburg, Erté was attracted to the theater and at one point wavered between becoming a dancer or an artist, but eventually, he later recalled, ''I came to the conclusion that I could live without dancing but could not give up my passion for painting and design.'' Being a dancer myself I can't help but think that he missed out on an exhilarating mode of expression, but we can all be grateful that he continued developing his great talent.
In 1912 he moved to Paris and collaborated briefly with the the fashion designer Paul Poiret (another one of my favorites). Throughout his diverse career he created hundreds of covers for Harper's Bazaar Magazine, as well as an array of stage costumes, sets, jewelry, and other fashionable apparel.