Carey Mulligan speaks to husband Marcus Mumford at the official opening dinner of the Cannes Film Festival….
A selection of photographs of deconstructed objects falling through the air, from Todd McLellan’s book “Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living,” as well as other examples of photographs that convey the feeling of time slowly ticking by: http://nyr.kr/10Pd4VS
Marilyn Monroe taking dance lessons in Hollywood, photographed by J. R. Eyerman, 1951.
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“Those beautiful hands which at last while she was talking to others seemed always to be reaching out for mine.”Princess Charlotte was the unfortunate only daughter of King George IV and Caroline of Brunswick, destined to be the most beloved Queen of England ever known. Prince Leopold was born a minor prince into the even more insignificant family of Saxe-Coburg, whose ambitions stretched to each corner of the globe - and ended up as adviser to the greatest empire known to earth.
The same tricks of fate that brought them together meant that their time together ended as quickly as it began.
Charlotte married Leopold for freedom from her family, and Leopold married Charlotte for riches and power. But they took no time in falling in love with one another.
After just one year of a marriage described as a bliss, a paradise, Charlotte died after a horrific labour that resulted in the birth of a stillborn son. Nearly fifty years later, knowing that he was dying, King Leopold I of Belgium asked that his body be taken to England and buried in Windsor with his first wife and their son.
But the King of the Belgians had to be buried among his people. In his last moments his heart and mind must have been in England, for as life left him he whispered ‘Charlotte… Charlotte.’
The Ballroom of Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia.
Screaming on the Cyclone, Coney Island, 1955.
By Harold Feinstein
when the phone rings
I too would like to hear words
that might ease
some of this.
― Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell
Women in the Performing Arts: Molly Picon
by J.D. Arden, M.L.I.S. candidate, Reference Services Research Intern, Center for Jewish History
The transition of the performance industry of America from stage to film was difficult for many to manage. One of the most beloved Jewish American actresses who managed that transition successfully was Molly Picon. We all remember her as the elderly but impish Yente in the film version of Fiddler on the Roof, though her career started much earlier during her childhood in Philadelphia. Hailed as the ingénue of Yiddish stage and screen, Molly Picon was able to melt the hearts of audiences as easily with her endearing glances as with her incisive wit.
Here at the Center for Jewish History, the American Jewish Historical Society holds a large collection entitled the Molly Picon Papers. The collection includes her personal correspondence, scripts, performance programs, and various items from her professional and humanitarian work.
To watch and listen (and laugh and cry) to more of the comedic and dramatic genius of Molly Picon, follow the links listed below.
- “Yidl Mitn Fidl” on YouTube
- “Abi Gezunt!” on SoundCloud
- “Oh, the Rabbi’s Going to Whip Me” on SoundCloud
You can also find out more about Molly Picon on the Jewish Women’s Archive; see some original clips here; and read about Molly Picon’s awards and biography here. She is also on Internet Movie Database.
View the finding aid to the American Jewish Historical Society Collection by clicking here.
Above image: Molly Picon (standing) in a still from the Warner Bros.’ Vitaphone short Temperamental Tillie, 1928. c/o American Jewish Historical Society.