It was the worst of times'

- Charles Dickens

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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Paradis Sauvage Foreign Lands

Zsa Zsa Gabor arriving at 1958 Academy Awards rehearsals. Photo by Leonard McComb.

An American military policeman searching a captured German SS soldier - 1944

Photo by Robert Capa

"The Last Sitting" by Bert Stern, 1962

(Source: lovenormajeane, via bogarted)


"Marienbad" is one of those films which requires a full- size widescreen and an excellent print to weave its haunting magic. It’s a one-of-a-kind film experience, and one to which one can return again and again to enjoy as a mystery, romance or meditation.


US soldiers with «Panzerschreck» antitank grenade launcher 

Bette Davis in Beyond the Forest, 1949


Chinatown (1974)

(via miss-jitterbug)


"What I liked about Ava was that we had so much in common it was like we were two young people from the same hometown. We both were products of middle-class, small American towns where everybody knew everybody, and it was on that basis that we struck up an immediate friendship. Ava was also outspoken, and there was something refreshing about that because sometimes she’d be outspoken when other people would be afraid to. That to me shows a strength of character and the kind of grass-roots, middle-American honesty she has. Sometimes I’ve thought that except for that out-of-the-world beauty—that sensational bone structure, those eyes, and that figure—she was typical of dozens of girls I knew in high school and college. But that beauty shaped and changed her, and she became an object of pursuit, adulation, and attention such as few girls ever know." 
-Gregory Peck

Marlene Dietrich

Audrey Hepburn | via Tumblr on We Heart It.

Ava Gardner c. 1948

Quincy Jones and Sarah Vaughan, 1958.
Photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir.