16 January 2017

L'amour...


The most glamorous of foils, Dorothy Lamour appeared swathed in beautiful Edith Head creations in all of the famous Road movies.  Authenticity was not Edith Heads objective. She said once that if somebody wrote and said, ‘Edith, in Morocco they don’t wear headdresses like that,’ I didn’t give a damn. If Bob Hope wants to wear it because it’s funny, he’ll wear it.”

15 January 2017

Grete Stern


Grete Stern was born in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Germany, in 1904. Between 1923 and 1925 she studied graphic arts in the Kunstgewerbeschule, Stuttgart. She studied photography with Walter Peterhans and installed a graphic design and photography studio in Berlin, with her friend Ellen Auerbach, which they named ringl+pit. In 1932 she attended the Bauhaus photography workshop in Dessau during two semesters due to the institution closing when Adolf Hitler assumed power. Because of the political climate, she decided to emigrate to England.