28 July 2012

An Edwardian Trend

At the turn of the 20th century, it was considered very fashionable for European and American tourists to dress in Japanese clothing.

Japan, ca. 1900

21 July 2012

On the beach



Jeanette Bernard, 3 women bathers at shore, c.1910

Wilhelm Dreesen, 1893

William M.Vander Weyde

Lumiére Brothers, c1907-1915

Atlantic City, New Jersey, c.1905

Palm Beach, c. 1905

Hokio Beach Horowhenua District, 1909

Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, c. 1912

19 July 2012

Loie Fuller

by Michelle Bellot, Folies Bergéres, Paris 1888

by Paul Boyer, 1900

also  and also

17 July 2012

9 July 2012

Vera Violetta

Vera Violetta was an operetta, with a libretto by Louis Stein and music by Edmund Eysler, additional music by George M. Cohan, Jean Schwartz and Louis A. Hirsch, about the flirtatious wife of a professor. Vera Violetta was the name both of her Roger & Gallet perfume and a waltz which celebrated it.

This was adapted by Harold Atteridge and Leonard Liebling for Shuberts' Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. A variety of star turns were added including "The Gaby Glide" for celebrated dancer Gaby Deslys and her partner Harry Pilcer; and "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-E" for José Collins – the song which had been popularised by her mother, Lottie Collins. Al Jolson had a supporting role as a blackface waiter but stole the show with his performances of "Rum-Tum-Tiddle" and "That Haunting Melody" which had regular encores.Another rising star who appeared in the show was the young Mae West. Mae West gamely attempted to upstage Gaby and was soon shown the door.

The programme was preceded by some vaudeville and then closed with Undine – a special performance by swimmer Annette Kellerman. The show opened on 20 November 1911 and ran for 112 performances.

source: Wikipedia

7 July 2012

Constant Puyo - Vengeance - 1896

Émile Joachim Constant Puyo (November 12, 1857 – October 6, 1933) was a French photographer, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As the leading advocate of the Pictorialist movement in France, he championed the practice of photography as an artistic medium.
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