November 6, 1969: I’ve got the problem of drink licked. Yesterday’s the fourth time in a month that I’ve had just a glass or two of wine at lunch. 
November 11, 1969: My 46th birthday was a semi-drunken one for both of us. Today, we agreed that heavy drinking doesn’t suit us any more. 
November 27, 1969: More drinking. By bedtime, we had a flaming and quite childish row. Twice, I stormed off to the alternate bedroom. Twice, I went back.
Richard Burton’s diary

November 6, 1969: I’ve got the problem of drink licked. Yesterday’s the fourth time in a month that I’ve had just a glass or two of wine at lunch.

November 11, 1969: My 46th birthday was a semi-drunken one for both of us. Today, we agreed that heavy drinking doesn’t suit us any more.

November 27, 1969: More drinking. By bedtime, we had a flaming and quite childish row. Twice, I stormed off to the alternate bedroom. Twice, I went back.

Richard Burton’s diary

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"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know." - Diane Arbus

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Yvonne De Carlo, 1941

Yvonne De Carlo, 1941

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dianapowell:

Happy Birthday William Horatio Powell | July 29th, 1892 March 5th, 1984

His careful attention to the neceties of grooming; his perfectly tailored suits, spotless cuffs, and collars; his orotund voice curled around well-turned phrases; the deferential way he bowed his head slightly when being introduced all would have helped him gain entry at any elite, leather-chair-and-brandy-snifter men’s club.

I’m not a ladies’ man. I haven’t the physical characteristics for one thing. Not handsome. Someone like Valentino should have played this part. Not Bill Powell.
Unfortunately, or perhaps it is fortunate that I have always been forced to stand on my acting ability. I haven’t a personality such as Jack Gilbert`s, for instance, that attracts women and makes them like me for myself. When I am on the screen I must make them forget me entirely and think only of my acting”

Powell is to dialogue as Fred Astaire is to dance. His delivery is so droll and insinuating, so knowing and innocent at the same time, that it hardly matters what he’s saying.

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flommus:

littlehorrorshop: Renée Adorée in The Show (1927).

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Frank Sinatra, 1957

Frank Sinatra, 1957

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missmarlenedietrich:

Happy Birthday, Clara! ♥ (29. July 1905 - 27. September 1965)

We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted. I used to whiz down Sunset Boulevard in my open Kissel, with several red Chow dogs to match my hair. Today, they’re sensible and end up with better health. But we had more fun.

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Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in Barefoot in the Park, 1967.

Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in Barefoot in the Park, 1967.

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bellecs:

gohoneycocolove:

What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness-6151923.html

Did y’all know about this?

Anthony Bourdain did one of his episodes there and it was one of the saddest ones, he goes over the Belgian occupation, you can watch it online and see how it looks today

http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown/episode8/index.html