With my little babe.
Happy 36th Birthday, James Edward Franco!
“My relationship with lingerie has always been about seduction of self. My first job was working in a lingerie store…I feel like women are more adventurous now. They’re trying new things.”
Dita Von Teese [x]
Travis Banton costume sketches for Marlene Dietrich in “Morocco” (1930).
The scene in which I confess to them is invented, imagined. And, in fact, could never have happened… .because Robbie Turner died of septicaemia at Bray Dunes on the first of June 1940, the last day of the evacuation…and I was never able to put things right with my sister Cecilia….because she was killed on the 15th of October 1940 by the bomb that destroyed the gas and water mains above Balham tube station.
Rudolph Valentino in Beyond the Rocks, 1922
Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson
being adorableon the set of ‘Life’ in Millbrook, Ontario (x)
March 27, 1912: The First Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees Are Planted in the U.S.
On this day in 1912, the first two Japanese cherry blossom trees were successfully planted by First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Japanese Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gave the U.S. over 3,000 trees to demonstrate the growing relationship between the U.S. and Japan.
Every spring, Washington D.C. commemorates the initial planting through the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year, the peak bloom is forecast for April 8-12.
As you wait for this year’s blooming period, treat yourself to this delicious spring recipe, a Raspberry, Pistachio, and Vanilla Semifreddo from PBS Food.
Image: Cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. 2013
“I’d like very much to be a fine actress, a true actress.”