Better known as Kiki de Montparnasse (or the Queen of Montparnasse) but born as Alice Ernestine Prin (1901 - 29 1953). She was a French artist's model, literary muse, nightclub singer, actress, memoirist, and painter. She flourished in, and helped define, the liberated culture of Paris in the 1920s. Without knowing it I already have... Continue Reading →
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón - 1907 - 1954) was a Mexican painter, who mostly painted self-portraits. Inspired by Mexican popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements... Continue Reading →
There were some images stored on my pc from the lovely Yvon de Carlo and George Brent for the movie Slave Girl (1947) The photographer who took these remains unknown to me.
Lovely ladies partying, photographed by Achille Delmaet. The models are Louise Weber and Nina Pattes. Louise Weber was a French can-can dancer who performed under the stage name of La Goulue ("the glutton"). She also was referred to as the Queen of Montmartre.
1893 - 1960 Fernande Barrey about 1908 left her native Picardy to Paris, where she began to make a living as a prostitute. She then became the model for many painters and photographers, including Jean Agélou, Amedeo Modigliani and Chaim Soutine, who persuaded her to study painting and art history at the School of Fine... Continue Reading →
1876 - 1917 Being born Margaretha Geertruida (Griet) Zelle in Leeuwarden she is known by her stage name Mata Hari. Until she was 13 she was lectured French, German and English private lessons. Between 1883 and 1889 she lived with her parents, her father however went broke in 1889 and her parent divorced. Two years... Continue Reading →
1893 - 1974 Fern Andra was an American actress, film director, script writer and producer. Next to Henny Porten and Asta Nielsen she was one of the most popular and best-known actresses in German silent films of the 1910s Born as Vernal Edna Andrews in Watseka, Illinois in 1893, the daughter of a circus performer... Continue Reading →
1887 - 1986 O'Keeffe was the second of seven children and the first daughter. She attended Town Hall School in Sun Prairie. By age ten she had decided to become an artist,and she and her sister received art instruction from local watercolorist Sara Mann. O'Keeffe studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago... Continue Reading →
Maud d'Orby was a model and soprano operetta star. She was portrayed on numerous occasions by Leopold Reutlinger, but appears also in some few semi-nude photographies by Jean Agélou. The photos below are all taken by Jean Agelou. Facebook Albums (click image to open album) Nude with hat (click image to enlarge)