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The Beautiful Good Old Past

A gone era of gentlemen, ladylike women, class in any class, respect, cosiness, romance, solidarity, personal succes, and beauty.✟✡

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Sala, outside a synagogue in Ansbach, Germany a few weeks after liberation, 1945. The sign advertises the holiday services where Sala had met Sidney a few day prior.

“The work camp Treblinka will be ready for operation on Saturday, 11.07.1942.”
Treblinka in Eastern Poland was mainly an extermination camp, not a work camp, the Nazis usually referred to the actions against the Jews with a camouflaged language. As many as 900 000 Jews were transported to the camp, at least 800 000 were gassed and killed. The Jews arriving were told it was a stop on their way to resettlement further to the east. In order to minimize resistance and suspicion the front of the gas chamber was decorated with the Star of David, a curtain which hung at the entrance also read “this is the gate through which the righteous pass”  in Hebrew.
“Since 22.7. a train with 5 000 Jews goes daily from Warsaw via Malkinia to Treblinka.”
400 000 Jews were sent to Treblinka from the Warsaw Ghetto before the operations ended on 19 August 1943.
Sources: http://www.jewishgen.org & http://www.holocaust-history.org/operation-reinhard/final-destination-treblinka


"My Dears… Happiness consists of being able to tell the truth without hurting anyone."

Marcello is a man who thinks like a man, talks like a man — is a man! He has so much magnetism, he brings out the very soul in a woman.-Sophia Loren


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Sophia Loren e Marcello Mastroianni in una scena di “La fortuna di essere donna”, 1956.

Raquel Welch y Marcello Mastroianni en el set de la película Spara forte, più forte, non capisco 1966. Foto de Marcello Geppetti

Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, 1963

French grande for LA NOTTE (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1961)
Designer: TBD
Poster source: Heritage Auctions

Marcello Mastroianni in New York (1962)

Happy Birthday, Montgomery Clift | (October 17, 1920 — July 23, 1966) 

"The true originator of the rebellious twentieth century anti-hero was Montgomery Clift … not Marlon Brando or James Dean … the restrained performer with the inner tension and those ancient, melancholy eyes … his presence so unobtrusively strong that it lingered even when he was off-camera."Marcello Mastroianni

Photographed by Stanley Kubrick, 1949.

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Matrimonio all’italiana (1964)

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