famous caricatures

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The Brown Derby was a chain of restaurants in Los Angeles. The first and most famous of these was shaped like a man’s derby hat. The second Hollywood Brown Derby was opened on Valentine’s Day 1929 at 1628 North Vine Street.
Clark Gable is said to have proposed to Carole Lombard there.
The episode “LA At Last” of I Love Lucy show was filmed in it.
Like its Wilshire Boulevard counterpart, it was the home of hundreds of celebrity caricatures.

anonymous asked:

there aren't many writing prompts about dancing and even fewer about ballet so as a ballerina do you have any realistic ideas for writing prompts? i know it isn't exactly what you do here but if you have any ideas would be v greatful. also your blog is very helpful, thanks for running it 💗💗💗

Hi there!

Thank you nonnie, I’m happy you like this blog ^^

Well, I’m not quite sure as to which kind of prompts you would like to see from me, but there are a few details about ballet that I’d love to see in some of you awesome writers’ stories.

Let your dancers use rosin, complain about the fact that that stuff is sticky and stains clothes. Imagine someone has just bought a super cute new leotard and now it’s covered in white rosin stains: absolutely horrifying.

Speaking of leotards, some ballerinas who are obsessed with them. Maybe they could go shopping for a new one or exchange their leotards with their friends, try to dress as fashionably as they can and try out new hairstyles and elaborate chignons for practice.

Usually, dancers receive flowers and gifts from their audience and family/friends after a show. It can be a cute thing to write about: do they like the flowers? Are they better/worse/more/fewer than usual? Did somebody who usually send/brings them flowers suddenly not showed up (or the opposite)?

Dancers also spend a good chunk of their free time sewing and tending to their shoes. Pointe and demipointe shoes usually do not come with attached ribbons and elastics, so you gotta sew them yourself. The whole process of breaking in and personalizing pointe shoes for your own needs is actually a side of ballet that I rarely read about, which is a pity cause it’s pretty fascinating. I plan to write a whole post about this someday, but if you’re interested you could look at some videos like this one and describe the process.

Originally posted by sometimes-im-a-ballerina

Let your characters tease each other because of the role they have been assigned or act in character even out of stage/school for some extra shenanigans. Maybe they are on tour or they just transferred from another city: let them explore this new one and take silly photos together or try new horrendous recipes. Maybe they are from different cultures or speak different languages: how does this affect their relationships and their dancing? Are your characters still in ballet academy? Let them rehearse and practice barre on a balcony with their friends as the sun sets, let them caricature some famous ballet roles (my friends and I used to make fun of Odette all the time for example), let them gossip about teachers, look in awe at the seniors and look down at the juniors.

Originally posted by tana-the-dreamchaser

Ballet people (and dancers) are usually pretty young, so make them as lively and silly as you want: we usually like to explore and have fun.

I don’t know if this answers your question, shot me another message in case ^^

Hope this helps!

Script Ballerina

We had to caricature someone famous for media studio class, and because I was in the middle of Bad Feminist, I chose novelist & essayist Roxane Gay (fun fact: she’s perhaps not famous among my class). Gay works in academia, but is known for writing for the masses and engaging in twitter wars, so here she is stepping out of the ivory tower and unleashing her thoughts/ tweets on the world. 

EDIT: I think this image requires both explanation & apology, so please bear with me. Based on internet response & the feedback of a really honest/ perceptive friend, it’s been made clear to me that while i intended for this to be a positive depiction (I was really struck by the idea that Roxane Gay is interested in communicating with wider audiences, outside of the insular community that academia can be, and that she wields Twitter to speak her mind), the caricature comes off as negative and critical, and my caption was too ambivalent to argue otherwise. For the record, I was really moved by Bad Feminist, and offending its author (& fans) was never my intention. As an illustration student, this taught me a very important lesson about intention versus perception, that I’ll keep in mind for future assignments. I’m just sorry I inadvertently dragged Roxane Gay/ others along for the ride.