Josephine Baker in a scene from the 1935 film Princess Tam-Tam in which she played  a Tunisian local girl who is introduced to Parisian high society. Baker sings two songs (“Dream Ship” and “Neath the Tropical Blue Skies”) in the film.
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When I arrived on the set for the first time, I saw Elizabeth quietly sitting in the shadows, wearing a heart stopping whipped cream confection of lace. Walter Plunkett had outdone himself in creating the setting for this almost edible young lady. Don’t move, I thought, and scrambled to get my camera out. Will she hold it for just a minute more? Yes, she did. She stood up and looked over towards me, posed with her fan, winked, and headed to the set, leaving me rooted to the spot.

-Bob Willoughby

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Philippe Halsman, 1952

Nude by Yoshiyuki Iwase

Book Storm by Elizabeth Baddeley

I could use this tonight — well, every night — but more so tonight. 

San Francisco, CA