110th birthday

“On Baldur’s birthdays, the house was besieged by the girls of the B.D.M., the Nazi Girls’ Association, who came with flags and flutes to bring their gifts – plovers’ eggs and live geese, or once, an outsize nutcracker from Sonneberg, together with a pair of hand-knitted gloves from Saxony, one embroidered with the word ‘Heil’ and the other with ‘Hitler.’ That’s how it was. Too much of everything. No sense of proportion.” -  Henriette “Henny” von Schirach

Baldur von Schirach born May 9th, 1907

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The rules were clear; to participate, you needed four things:

A floral-printed dress (knee length), a shawl (red or pink), artificial flowers in your hair (three, at a minimum), but most important of all, of course, was the unibrow.

Hundreds of people came together at the Dallas Museum of Art Thursday night, in an attempt to set the record for the largest gathering ever of people dressed like Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Her work is on display at the museum as part of a wildly popular exhibit that also features paintings by Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. The exhibit is among the museum’s top 10 most successful since 2000, according to the Dallas Morning News, with more than 75,000 visitors as of mid-June.

Thursday would have marked the influential artist’s 110th birthday, but she died in 1954.

Frida Kahlo Celebrated With An Attempt At A World Record

Photos: Miguel Perez/KERA

Happy Birthday to my favorite petit Mafioso, Chuuya~ (*≧∇≦)ノ<※*・:*:`♪ I don’t drink but I’m knocking back a glass of grape juice for you, buddy~ 🍷

Did you know? The real Nakahara Chuuya was born in 1907 so this would have been his 110th birthday! 🎩💖📖

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In the moment we clashed, the one in control is me
I will manipulate even the weight of this cut-short life

Happy Birthday Chuuya! [29.04]

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Happy 110th  Birthday Katharine Hepburn!
Born Katharine Houghton Hepburn, May 12, 1907

Thank you for sharing your films with us and inspiring so many by just being you and never caring what the rest of the world may think!

“You suddenly realize what a tremendous opportunity it is just to be alive. The potential. If you can keep a-goin’–you actually can do it. So just keep a-goin’–you can win. It’s when you stop that you’re done.”
― Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life

31 reasons why I love Kate (and you should too!)

To celebrate Kate’s 110th birthday, I’m dedicating the entire month of May to reasons why I (and you should) love Katharine Hepburn.


20. She was a redhead

Do redheads have more fun? Well, it certainly looks like they did in Old Hollywood. Greer Garson, Deborah Kerr, Maureen O’Hara, Lucille Ball… and Katharine Hepburn all had red hair. And they looked gorgeous. When Kate was still a child and she worried about her appearance (red hair and freckles), her father told her: “Jesus Christ, Alexander the Great and Leonardo da Vinci all had red hair and freckles, and they did all right.” Unfortunately for us, black-and-white movies meant that we never saw Kate’s red locks of hair, but I never get tired of watching Cary Grant calling her ‘Red’ or Spencer Tracy referring to “the freckles on your nose”.

31 reasons why I love Kate (and you should too!)

To celebrate Kate’s 110th birthday, I’m dedicating the entire month of May to reasons why I (and you should) love Katharine Hepburn.


31. She was Katharine Hepburn

The last reason why I love Katharine Hepburn, is the most simple of all: she was Katharine Hepburn. I’ve listed many of her personality traits and her achievements and all of these things together make up the amazing woman Kate was. Whether Katharine Hepburn was a character she invented or the woman she actually was, ‘we couldn’t care less’, to put it in Dick Cavett’s words. We got an incredible version of this fantastic woman and that’s all that matters.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series and that I made you (more) interested in Katharine Hepburn, wanting to learn more about her and watch her movies. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!

31 reasons why I love Kate (and you should too!)

To celebrate Kate’s 110th birthday, I’m dedicating the entire month of May to reasons why I (and you should) love Katharine Hepburn.


5. She wasn’t defined by the times she lived in

During the beginning of the 20th century, a woman’s greatest calling was making her husband happy and raising a family. Not much else was expected from women at that era in time. Kate refused to accept society’s idea of womanhood and lived by her own rules. In doing so, she paved the way for a lot of women to decide their own fate. Kate liked to swim against the stream, which often led to criticism. But in time, what she said, did or wore wasn’t that outrageous anymore. Katharine Hepburn didn’t adjust, everyone adjusted to her.  

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Happy 110th Birthday, George Henry Sanders (July 3, 1906 -  April 25, 1972)

“I loved working with him, and worked with him a great deal. And I was glad that I did because I’d seen him as a child [in “Confessions of a Nazi Spy”]. He was awfully good in it. … He was enormously bright, and bored to death most of his life. He could never find anybody who was intellectually his speed.”© Angela Lansbury on George

“… George was such a dear and wonderful man. I knew him really intimately and was very, very fond of him. He only pretended to be a dreadful man, but he was a brilliant raconteur, spoke Russian superbly, he was a wonderful pianist and had a beautiful singing voice” © Vincent Price on George

“If I seem to be biting the hand that has fed me quite adequately for nearly 25 years, that is because I have never been madly enthusiastic about film acting. As an art it is rather like roller-skating; once you know how to do it, it isn’t particularly stimulating intellectually; it is not very exciting; it is hard work; and it takes up a lot of time that might be more profitably employed. …
Being a person of the highest taste, I am continually incurring my own disapproval since my standards are too high for my performance ever to come up to them. I expect perfection but can only provide mediocrity. It gives me no particular satisfaction to think that actors even more mediocre than I are hailed as great artists; it merely proves what lamentable taste most people have.” © George

31 reasons why I love Kate (and you should too!)

To celebrate Kate’s 110th birthday, I’m dedicating the entire month of May to listing reasons why I (and you should) love Katharine Hepburn.


2. She didn’t let fear stop her

Doing a musical when you know you can’t sing? Check!

Flying under a bridge just for fun? Check!

Playing with a leopard who might get scared and bite you? Check!

It looks like Katharine Hepburn wasn’t afraid of anything. But like each and every one of us, she did have her fears to overcome. What’s most important is that she didn’t let those fears stop her. Even if this meant throwing up every night backstage before performing Shakespeare. She faced it and just did it.