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  1.   A woman demonstrates a leg lift exercise to slim the limbs and tighten the abdomen.
USA
June 1943

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    A woman demonstrates a leg lift exercise to slim the limbs and tighten the abdomen.

    USA

    June 1943

  2.   inkfromtheoctopus:

misskailei:

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inja-y-ddraig:

inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.1926. German.The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

Ahem.

what are you “ahem”ing for
the apostle isn’t the “oldest surviving animated film” because it’s lost

^ Thank you.  ”Surviving” meaning that if you want, you can still sit down with popcorn and watch some good old fashioned Prince Achmen.

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    inkfromtheoctopus:

    misskailei:

    scroogette:

    inja-y-ddraig:

    inkfromtheoctopus:

    The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
    1926. German.
    The oldest surviving animated film in history.

    Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is

    because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no

    the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN

    yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years

    because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.

    That’s hand-cut paper.

    Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.

    And guys, how she combined it…

    Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.

    Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

    Ahem.

    what are you “ahem”ing for

    the apostle isn’t the “oldest surviving animated film” because it’s lost

    ^ Thank you.  ”Surviving” meaning that if you want, you can still sit down with popcorn and watch some good old fashioned Prince Achmen.

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  3.   vintagechampagnefever:

Carole Lombard 

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    Carole Lombard 

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  4.   hollyhocksandtulips:

Kiss me

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    Kiss me

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  5.   Ito Jakuchu
'Hibiscus'
1930s

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    Ito Jakuchu

    'Hibiscus'

    1930s

  6.   A women’s bowling team poses on the front of Chevrolet in a showroom.
San Francisco, California
1945

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    A women’s bowling team poses on the front of Chevrolet in a showroom.

    San Francisco, California

    1945

  7.   Illustration by Cheri Herourard
For La Vie Parisienne
1921

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    Illustration by Cheri Herourard

    For La Vie Parisienne

    1921

  8.   Stella Stevens

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    Stella Stevens

  9.   Pierre Brissaud

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    Pierre Brissaud

  10.   Four young women try their stilt walking skills on the beach in Los Angeles
Venice, California.
March, 1942.

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    Four young women try their stilt walking skills on the beach in Los Angeles

    Venice, California.

    March, 1942.

  11.   tits-in-art:

David Wright

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    David Wright

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  12.  
    There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.
    – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer (via myquotelibrary)

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  14.   greatgdean:

(via An Exotic Russian Dancer Photograph by Underwood Archives.

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  15.   Will Barnet
'Play'
1975

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    Will Barnet

    'Play'

    1975