Piotr Ivanovich Vedenisov (1866–1937) was a Russian nobleman, professional pianist, amateur actor and photographer.
After graduating from the Moscow Conservatory in 1888, he moved to Yalta, where he soon became an important part of the cultural life of the area. He studied the local lore and lectured on the history of the Crimea. He helped organize musical and literary evenings. He studied meteorology. He became friends with the likes of Chekhov, Gorky, and Chaliapin. But outside of music, his greatest interest was photography. He became a master of the Autochome, an early color photographic process, patented by the Lumière brothers in 1903 and first marketed in 1907.
Vedenisov’s autochromes were shot over a relatively short period of time, roughly from 1909 to 1914. The scenes in Vedenisov’s autochromes took place in Yalta or in the Simbirsk Government, where the Kozakov family, the photographer’s relations, resided. Piotr Vedenisov chose his models among the members of this single large family, also some of his friends and fellow musicians.
Vedenisov’s photos are mostly staged portraits. Other subjects include everyday life and traveling, feasts, pets, interiors and landscapes.
Мишель Пфайффер – одна из самых популярных актрис 1980-х и 1990-х годов, она получила международное признание и множество похвал за свои работы как в комедийных, так и в драматических фильмах. Она очень известна своей многогранностью и стала известна тем, что изображала негламурных и нюансированных, эмоционально далеких персонажей, а также сильных персонажей, обладающих сексуальной привлекательностью.
Она считается одной из самых талантливых актрис мира. Она начала актерскую карьеру в 1978 году. После того, как она получила множество небольших ролей в нескольких телесериалах и фильмах, первая главная роль актрисы была сыграна в мюзикле “Бриолин 2” (Grease-2) (1982), который стал продолжением фильма 1978 года. Она была очень разочарована тем, что ей давали стереотипные роли и искала более серьезные, пока не получила много положительных отзывов за свою прорывную роль Эльвиры Хэнкок в фильме “Лицо со шрамом” (Scarface). Ее роль в фильме “Замужем за мафией” (Married to the Mob) принесла Мишель Пфайффер номинацию на премию “Золотой глобус”. Роли в картинах “Опасные связи” (Dangerous Liaisons) и “Знаменитые братья Бейкеры” (The Fabulous Baker Boys) также принесли ей две номинации на премию “Оскар” – за лучшую женскую роль второго плана и лучшую женскую роль.
Born 1944 and raised in Rockville Centre, New York, American actress, dancer, and singer Joey Heatherton began her career as a child actress. She first appeared on television on her father’s show, The Merry Mailman, a popular children’s show in New York.
In 1959, at the age of 15, Heatherton became a member of the ensemble and an understudy in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. She also released her first single that year, entitled “That’s How It Goes”/ “I’ll Be Seeing You”.
Heatherton’s first television role as a dramatic actress came in 1960 when she guest-starred as a wealthy, spoiled teen on an early episode of Route 66. During the early 1960s, Heatherton was frequently cast as a troubled teenager due to her “sexy-kid look”.
Heatherton is best known for her many television appearances in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly as a frequent variety show performer, although she also appeared in acting roles. She performed for over a decade on USO tours presented by Bob Hope, and starred in several feature films including My Blood Runs Cold (1965) and The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977).
Take a look at these stunning photos to see glamorous beauty of Joey Heatherton in the 1960s and 1970s.
But it’s very obvious from a video message they released last night via Time magazine which way they want the result of the election to go and it’s not in Donald Trump‘s direction.
Meghan, a US citizen and well-known Trump-hater (she’s called him ‘divisive’ and a ‘misogynist’ and once told me herself how much she loathed him) said: ‘We’re just six weeks out from Election Day and today is National Voter Registration Day. Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lifetime. But this one is.’
She added: ‘When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do, and you deserve to be heard.’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spoken out about the upcoming U.S. election, in a stark break with British tradition that prohibits royal involvement in politics
Harry, after saying he can’t vote in the States and, like other royals, doesn’t vote in UK elections, urged Americans to vote and said: ‘As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity. When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realize it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourself in someone else’s shoes. Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect, but act.’
Although they never mentioned Biden’s name, it is crystal clear whose side they’re on and it’s not the guy sitting in the White House tweeting hateful disingenuous rhetoric 24/7.
By expressing themselves in such a brazenly partisan manner, they’ve crossed a massive line which should now have serious consequences for the couple who specialize in wanting their royal cake and the freedom to eat it.
The Royals don’t do politics.
Not publicly, anyway.
It’s one of the cast-iron rules of being a member of the Royal Family – that you don’t spout off your own political opinions for public consumption because it would damage the integrity of the Monarchy.
In the video Meghan said: ‘When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do, and you deserve to be heard’
On the Queen’s official website, it states: ‘As Head of State, The Queen has to remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters.’
This is because Her Majesty has to deal with governments of all political persuasion, both at home and abroad, and must be seen to be scrupulously impartial to them all.
Queen Elizabeth II has protected this neutrality ferociously during her 65-year reign, never once telling us a political opinion or identifying with any ideology.
Of course, that doesn’t mean she has no opinions.
In her private weekly meeting with the 14 British Prime Ministers who’ve served under her, she regularly tells them exactly she thinks.
But she never expresses those views in public.
Let alone interferes in the politics of another country that isn’t even a member of her beloved Commonwealth.
It’s a rule that other members of the Royal Family have generally assiduously followed, knowing that to publicly declare any kind of partisan views would make the Queen’s life extremely difficult.
But it appears Meghan and Harry didn’t get the memo.
Or rather, they got it – but they don’t want to abide by it.+5
Queen Elizabeth II has protected this neutrality ferociously during her 65-year reign, never once telling us a political opinion or identifying with any ideology. She is pictured with Trump in June 2019 during his state visit
The royal rules, as they’ve made repeatedly clear, just aren’t for them which is why they quit the Royal Family in a blaze of self-aggrandising publicity at the start of this year to ‘find freedom’.
Only, they didn’t really quit the Royal Family at all.
They just quit the boring bits, like having to turn up to an old people’s care home on a wet winter Wednesday.
However, they kept many of their royal titles, probably a lot more than anyone realizes.
Harry, for instance, remains a prince of the United Kingdom, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, the Duke of Sussex, the Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.
Meghan, meanwhile, remains a princess of the United Kingdom, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex, Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel.
They’re very proud of these titles.
Indeed, their website ‘sussexroyal.com’, is entitled: ‘The official website of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.’
For all their constant talk of ‘equality’, they deliberately brand themselves as royals, perhaps the most elitist, unequal, privileged group of human beings on earth.
And they do that because it makes them massively more commercially attractive to the likes of Netflix who just shelled out a rumored $150 million to have them produce woke documentaries.+5
Markle has made her position on the 2020 election clear in a number of appearances in recent weeks, expressing enthusiasm for the Democratic ticket
But keeping the royal titles prohibits them from sticking their noses into the political trough as they’ve now done.
Especially Harry, who is a UK citizen and sixth in line to the throne of the British Monarchy.
In other words, it’s possible – albeit thankfully very unlikely – that he might one day be King.
To spell out how this could happen in brutally simplistic hypothetical terms: if the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and William’s three children are all killed in a terror attack, we automatically get King Harry.
So, everything he does and says could carry enormous significance if he was one day the Monarch.
Yet here he is, the Queen’s grandson, telling Americans to vote against President Trump – the man to whom the Queen afforded an official state visit to the UK last year.
Harry’s comments have already gone down like a cup of cold vomit with Trump supporters who think he should keep his royal hooter out of their election.
And I don’t blame them for feeling angry.
Many British people like me are angry too.
It’s frankly outrageous for two members of the Royal Family to abuse their positions and embarrass their country in such a shameless way.
And I would say exactly the same if they suggested a preference for Trump over Biden.
As I’ve said many times, Meghan and Harry can do and say what the hell they like so long as they’re not living off British taxpayer money or trading off their royal titles.
Several weeks ago, they announced they will now be financially independent which if true, is good long overdue news.
But they cannot stay royals and take political sides in the way they’re now doing.
On their website, the Sussexes proclaim: ‘As they move to become members of the Royal Family, with financial independence, their commitment to The Monarch is resolute, and they aim to continue to fly the flag for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as called upon.’
Fine words, but how do they sit with them now deliberately sparking a political firestorm by directing US voters how to vote in an election?
Their typically self-interested intervention has damaged the Royal Family’s reputation for neutrality, and this self-evidently makes the Queen’s life more difficult.
It also makes a mockery of the Sussexes’ stated motivation for quitting royal duty, which, as their website details, was to ‘live a more independent life as a family, by removing the supposed ‘public interest’ justification for media intrusion into their lives’.
There can be no bigger ‘public interest’ justification for media intrusion than two high profile royals trying to influence the result of an election.
And they’re not ‘independent’ at all, they’re still royals with royal titles that bring them huge earning power.
The bottom line is this: if they don’t want to play by the royal rules, then they should give up all their royal titles.
Of course, this is about as likely as them stopping lecturing us all about equality from their $15 million Californian mansion.
So, Meghan and Harry have now left the Queen with no choice: she must strip them of their titles before they do even further damage.
The integrity and neutrality of the Monarchy demands it.
In 1969, LIFE photographer Vernon Merritt III captured both the energy and the misery of a hot summer day in New York City.
Regardless of the unbearable humidity, these New Yorkers were able to brave the heat with impeccable style. Whether stomping down the street, relaxing at Bethesda Terrace, lunching on the steps of the New York Public Library, posing in Central Park, flirting on the Staten Island Ferry, or dancing the night away at a nightclub, these New Yorkers put their best fashion foot forward.
Here’s some wonderful photographs from the sweltering heat of New York in 1969, a look back on the free spirit, fashion and individuals that defined an era.
(Photos: Vernon Merritt III – Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Jane posing with her husband of 11 years, Gilbert, and their three kids Pamela, 4, Tony, 5, and Peter, 7, in front of the large two-story house they lease.
IMAGE: WILLIAM C. SHROUT/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES
In 1941, LIFE magazine sent photographer William C. Shrout to document the lives of one of the biggest single demographics in the U.S.: the 30 million housewives who did most of the washing, made beds, cooked meals and nursed almost all the babies of the nation, with little help, no wages and no other jobs.
A throw pillow, or toss pillow, is a small, decorative soft furnishing item made from a wide range of textiles including cotton, linen, silk, leather, microfibre, suede, chenille, and velvet.
Throw pillows are a commonly used piece in interior design and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and decorative elements such as tassels and piped edges. The most common throw pillow designs are square and range from 16 inches to 24 inches.
Throw pillows are usually (loosely) placed on sofas or armchairs but are also frequently used on beds, day beds and floors. Throw pillows serve both an aesthetic and a functional purpose.
Decorative pillows are commonly used to tie in color accents within a room, often drawing on the colors in drapes, walls or area rugs. They can also be used to give a more casual feeling by looking as though they were thrown onto a piece of furniture.
Take a look at these amazing photos to see what throw pillow patterns looked like from late Victorian to Edwardian eras.
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The city is situated in the eponymous valley at the foot of the Vitosha mountain in the western part of the country. It is built west of the Iskar river, and has many mineral springs, such as the Sofia Central Mineral Baths.
Being in the centre of the Balkans, Sofia is midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, and closest to the Aegean Sea. It has a humid continental climate.