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Alfred Hitchcock | Films  (1935 - 1963)



bookmania:

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The Real Gabinete Português de Leitura fits over 350,000 volumes in just one room. The interior of the room is four stories tall to allow for maximum shelf space, and also houses a small collection of sculptures, paintings, and coins. (photo by Wilson Santana)



inebriatedpony:

     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini

This episode was almost pornographic. It was awesome.



oupacademic:

Here, Niels Bohr, credited as one of the foremost physicists of the 20th century, rides a motorcycle with his wife, Margrethe. The New Scientist takes a look at the new book about Bohr’s hobbies, family life, and intellectual work. (via The making of Niels Bohr - physics-math - 12 August 2013 - New Scientist)



oliviasdehavilland:

Happy 100th Birthday, Vivien Leigh! b. November 5, 1913 - d. July 8, 1967

"My first reaction on seeing Vivien Leigh was one of stunned disbelief. I’d thought her beautiful on screen, but was totally unprepared for the personal impact." - Bernard Braden

"She was a lovely, generous, darling friend, and I will miss her always." - Noel Coward  

"I’ll never forget her arrangements. Nor her love for Alex Korda. Nor all those cats. Her ridiculous laughter, her fabulous generosity of heart, and her guts in adversity." - David Niven

"My acquaintance with the lovely Vivien Leigh was one of those friendships that endured over the years, sometimes many years passing without our meeting. My most vivid memory of her was when I was in London, and suffering that infuriating affliction of losing your balance. Not serious, but a long bore! I was in bed at the Connaught Hotel, and the phone rang and it was Vivien, who said: "Darling, here we are, both of us in bed! Isn’t it ridiculous?" We shared the same doctor, and it was he who hastened over to me to inform me of her death. He was afraid I would hear it on the TV or radio…She was without a doubt the most exquisitely beautiful woman ever. I wish I had spent more time with her in my life." - Deborah Kerr





gringrid:

Ingrid Bergman, at home in Beverly Hills



admit it, Sherlock has the best badass exits.



englishsnow:

London by Brook Ferry



intheirownway:

"We are creatures of the underworld. We can't afford to love"