famous costums

anonymous asked:

are jewish people a minority? I mean it's not the 1940's anymore does anybody actually hate jews?

one of the many incidents in europe (france, greece) where jewish cemeteries/memorials where vandalized

along with people of other religions (including islam, sikh, hindu, others.) jewish people dont get privileges that christian people have, meaning we, dont get guaranteed time off work/school for holidays, dont have freedom to worship without fear of judgement, wont have our faith accepted at your workplace/school, cant have a job without it being associated with your faith (“they’re a [lawyer/accountant/banker/jeweler]? well obviously, they’re jewish”), have expectations of what your career should be (“they’re jewish and they’re only working as [minimum wage job]? they should aim higher”), being referred to as “jewish” friend, the list goes on.

some extra facts just to further educate yourself on jewish people/the jewish religion:

i could go on, but im sure you get it by now. feel free to add to this post.

The puppet required two guys (though fully clothed, and hopefully with their genitals intact) getting smooshed together to operate Jabba’s arms and mouth. Plus, there were people controlling his face and eyes, and a little person in Jabba’s tail with a crank to make it wag – you know, for all of those scenes where Lando jingled his keys and talked excitedly about going to the park.

It was like if a NASA command module was half the size, and instead of an adventure to the heavens, the “astronauts” were only there to make a repulsively bulbous alien puppet shit-talk Han Solo.

Most insanely, there was a guy whose only job was to crouch underneath Jabba and smoke cigars, blowing the smoke through a tube to make it look like Jabba was puffing away.

The suit itself was so crowded, one puppeteer claimed that Carrie Fisher might have stepped on the tail guy’s head in the scene where she kills Jabba. Say what you will about the CGI version of the character, at least his presence didn’t necessitate a bunch of dudes reenacting a dry-hump orgy inside a monster-shaped bag.

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‘A Dream Come True and a Career Curtailed:

The True-Life Fairy Tale of Adriana Caselotti, the Voice of Snow White’

by Brian Sibley, via Independent.co.uk

If the animated princess in the fairy tale represented a child-like innocence and naive goodness Adriana Caselotti - even well into her old age - still embodied those qualities. In our more cynical age, there were those who dismissed her as eccentric, or, worse, as plain batty. But she preserved and defended the image of the character she helped to create and took great joy in being loved for what was a unique contribution to cinema history.

She was 18 years old when Walt Disney embarked on a revolutionary project: the world’s first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Not only had no one attempted such a film, but no one knew whether audiences would sit through a 90-minute “cartoon”. However, Disney believed that as long as his artists could create characters with believable personalities, the film would succeed.

The search for someone to speak and sing for Snow White began in 1934 when Disney’s casting director, Roy Scott, sought the advice of Guido Caselotti, a Los Angeles singing teacher. His younger daughter, Adriana, picked up the telephone extension while they were speaking and heard Scott asking her father if he knew of a little girl who could speak as a child and yet could sing operatic-style songs.

The eavesdropper immediately interrupted the conversation with a request that she might try out for the part, followed by a demonstration of her best coloratura trills. She was the first person to be auditioned for the role.

Since the part was intended for a 14-year-old, Adriana Caselotti knocked two years off her age and told Disney’s musical director, Frank Churchill, that she was only 16. When she sight-read Churchill’s song Someday My Prince Will Come, Walt Disney (who was listening behind a screen, so as to concentrate on the voice without being distracted by the singer’s appearance) felt sure that he had found his Snow White. That said, no fewer than 148 other hopefuls were auditioned!

It was a remarkable vocal performance: her singing was exquisite and her rendition of the dialogue was full of naivete, gentleness and compassion. She was paid $20 a day for her work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and her total earnings for the film were just $970, although the film went on to earn millions of dollars for Disney. It was only when, uninvited, she managed to sneak into the film’s rapturously-received premiere, in December 1937, that she realized she had taken part in something that was destined for enduring fame. However, none of the actors who spoke for the characters was credited on the film.

For Adriana Caselotti, being Snow White was a once-in-a-lifetime job; in different circumstances it might have brought her great stardom. Jack Benny wanted her as a guest star on his radio show, but Disney vetoed the appearance, writing, “I’m sorry, but that voice can’t be used anywhere. I don’t want to spoil the illusion of Snow White.” And, whilst Caselotti always hoped that Disney would find her another screen role, he wisely knew that the voice of Snow White was unique and should never be used again. Her only other cinematic contribution, for which she was paid $100, was to sing the falsetto line “Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo", in the Tin Man’s song in The Wizard of Oz.

Later, Disney sent her on film-promotion tours, dressed as Snow White and accompanied by Pinto Colvig, who spoke for the dwarfs Sleepy and Grumpy. Adriana Caselotti confided to me that on one tour she and Colvig had a fling - the idea of a romance between Snow White and Grumpy is certainly an intriguing one.

In 1938, Caselotti and the actor who voiced Prince Charming unsuccessfully sued Disney and RCA (for $200,000 and $100,000, respectively) for a share of soundtrack-record profits. After this episode, though, she appeared to have been fairly loyal to Disney for the rest of her life.

Gracious and generous-hearted, Caselotti lived out the role of Snow White for the rest of her life: singing Whistle While You Work to strangers in the street, allowing herself to be photographed in the famous costume and permitting the public cataloging of her marriages to four Prince Charmings.

But despite making only one movie, Adriana Caselotti nevertheless secured for herself a kind of immortality. The last time I left her, she remarked that Snow White would never die; then, with a laugh, she added: “And when I’m in that coffin, d'you know what you’ll hear? Someday My Prince Will Come, because you see my voice will live for ever.”

Adriana Caselotti, actress: born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on May 6, 1916; died in Los Angeles January 18, 1997. R.I.P. Adriana!

your colorguard photos brought back great memories! i was in drumline when i still lived on the west coast and it was probably the source of the best times of my life. one year my director decided our theme for the season was Funky Tunes TM, and so he wrote a mashup of all his favorite oldies and we kept building on it as the competitions progressed. 

well, we wanted to make a splash at the second to last show, the one right before championships, so we brainstormed, and someone came up with the brilliant idea to conceal a simplified tribute to Prince’s famous costume, the one with a big white jabot collar and a purple coat, under our normal “tuxedo” uniforms. we spent three days practicing tearing off the black tops without messing up the music. it got down to the wire, man, the director almost decided we weren’t gonna do it, but we managed it eventually.

and. when we actually did it in competition. holy shit, man. the crowd lost their goddamn MINDS. (we won every show that year it was amazing)

       okay so let’s write a novel talk about actual trainwreck of a character Jack Sparrow in this movie. so there are spoilers under this so don’t read if YOU DON’T WANNA BE SPOILED because I’ve been waiting months to write this and now I finally can:

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“The tattoo of the two arrows with a feather”

SOULMATE AU SERIES // Title: “The tattoo of the two arrows with a feather”

Pairing: Clint Barton x Fem!Reader

 Requested by: No one, I’m always trash for writing Clint stuff. BUT someone a long time ago asked me: Anonymous: Out of curiosity are you planning on making a part of the soul mate au for Clint? If not that’s cool. Thanks”

 Prompts: #10 “Soulmates aren’t real” (mine) AND Colorless tattoos that get color when you meet your soulmate AND Soulmates where you can communicate via thoughts. Both of the soulmate prompts are from that amazing blog that I’ve linked you to.

Word count: 2373

Warnings: Language, mentions of blood, mentions of coffee, mentions of Clint fucking Barton. (? JK just language

A/N: Oh well, I tried my best. And I kinda liiiiiiiiiiked it! Lemme know what you think dears

|| Bucky’s Part || Pietro’s Part || Steve’s Part|| MASTERLIST 

|| I don’t own Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye or any of the Avengers, they belong to Marvel. ||


“A coffee shop? Are you bloody sure?” Her brother spoke from the other side of the phone, and the planet. “Do you realize that you could be working for something like… I don’t know S.H.I.E.L.D.?”

She laughed and picked her bags from the backseat of the car, saying thanks to the taxi driver and looking around.

“Yeah, I know that. But I also know that I just want to keep my life normal.”

Normal? Oh darling we both know that that is not gonna happen, you’re a trained field agent. Besides I know the real reason why you’re in New York.”

She froze and something her mind went lost. Of course her brother knew the other reason why she was in New York.

“You know nothing Jon” She laughed

“Don’t you dare quoting me Game Of Thrones lady!! But let’s face it. You are chasing the white rabbit.”

“You’re being an idiot Jon. I’m outside of what’s going to be my apartment so I’ll talk to you later.”

Send me photos! Love you and please, be careful Y/N” His voice was soft.

“Sure thing. Love ya.” She pressed the red button to end the call and let out a sigh.

New York City, indeed it was a hell of a city.


Chicago, he could be living in Chicago. In a little apartment with a dog and a nice view, but no. For the moment, he had to live here, in the hellish New York City in the Avengers Facility. Just for the moment, he repeated himself.  

Clint looked in the mirror as he grabbed a purple t-shirt from the desk, he looked tired, almost way too tired. Last night he had that feeling again, that someone was wondering in his mind, daring to speak or not. He knew it was her.

“But you’re too shy apparently” He said to himself, but he did talked to the voice in his head that rarely appear.

When he was young it was there all the time, but then something weird happened and the voice became quiet. He was afraid that he had said something that turned off the communication. But again, no one knew how that really worked.

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Hidden Figures: Zelda Wynn Valdes #BlackHERstoryMonth 18/28

Zelda Wynn Valdes was an African-American fashion designer and costumer famous for dressing Black celebrities as well as designing the infamous Playboy Bunny costume. Valdes learned how to sew by watching her grandmother’s seamstress and making dresses for her dolls as a child, eventually making clothes for her grandmother and working for her uncle as a tailor. She got a job as a stock girl for a high-end boutique, and made her way up to salesclerk (becoming the first Black salesclerk in the shop) and making alterations (becoming the first Black tailor in the shop).

In 1948 she opened her own shop on Broadway and West 158th St in New York City, making her the first Black woman to open a shop on the major street. Later she moved ‘Chez Zelda,’ as she called it, to Midtown. The boutique was a runaway success, netting her celebrity clientele such as Josephine Baker, Mae West, Ella Fitzgerald, Dorothy Dandridge, Eartha Kitt, Marian Anderson, and Joyce Bryant. Valdes created what later became Bryant’s signature sexy look, which earned her the nickname 'The Black Marilyn Monroe.’

In the 1950’s, Hugh Hefner took notice of her famously glamorous designs and commissioned her to create a costume for his Playboy Bunnies. Valdes came up with the sweetheart neckline satin leotard, bowtie, and bunny ears still used today.

In 1970, dancer and choreographer Arthur Mitchell asked Valdes to design costumes for his new company, the Dance Theater of Harlem. and she went on to design costumes for eighty-two productions by 1992. Although she closed her business and retired from fashion design in 1989, she continued to work with the Dance Theater of Harlem until her death in 2001. She was 96.

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Who Gatekeeps the Gatekeepers?

I’m becoming that person, the girl who gets approached at conventions by guys trying to prove I’m a fake geek girl.

The irony being that I’m actually a professional in the industry and have an encyclopedic knowledge of comics they probably haven’t even heard of.  

At Boston Comic Con a couple of weeks ago, I was waiting on line in a Dunkin’ Donuts in my Silver Age Wasp costume.  Now, it’s not the most famous of her old costumes, nor the most accurate– it’s a red-on-black costume from the late 60s and basically a closet cosplay with wings and accessories– but we’re talking about a character who has so many costumes that I tried to count them all up once and lost count somewhere in the early 2000s with a count of at least 220.  So I don’t expect everyone to recognize all her costumes.  A lot of people usually think I’m Dr. Mrs. The Monarch or various other winged characters; it’s cool.  I get it. 

So I told him I was The Wasp.  

He said to me, “oh, well, I’m a comics fan,” definitely with that implication that people at comics conventions who aren’t comics fans leave something to be desired.  

I said the Wasp was a comics character.

“I mean superhero comics,” he said.  “I know everything about superhero comics.  I can name pretty much every superhero character.” 

“She is a superhero,” I told him.  

“Well, I’m more of a Marvel fan,” he said.  

“She is a Marvel character,” I answered.  

“Well, she must be really obscure because I know everything about Marvel and I’ve never heard of her,” he said.

“Do you know who the original founding Avengers were?” I asked. 

“Which ones?” he asked.  “There are a lot of original founding Avengers.”

“I mean the original five, from 1963.” 

“Captain America,” he started.

“No,” I said.  “I mean, he’s close to one but he didn’t join till Avengers #4.”

“Thor, Iron Man, and The Hulk,” he rattled off.  

“Yes,” I answered.  “Three down, two to go.”

“Hawkeye,” he said.

“No,” I answered. “Hawkeye was a villain.

“No he wasn’t!” the guy replied. “Hawkeye wasn’t a villain; he was definitely on the original team.”

“He was a villain,” I answered. “He joined later.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the guy. 

“They were both in the most recent Marvel movie,” I said.  

Ant-Man?” he asked. “Ant-Man wasn’t an original Avenger.”

“Yes, he was. One more,” I told him.  (It was a very long line.)

“Okay,” he said. “One more guy.”  

“Noooo,” I answered.  

He didn’t get what I meant, because he just started rattling off a very long list of Marvel dudes, most of which were X-Men.

Finally, he said “I give up.”

“Wasp,” I answered.  

“I didn’t know that,” he said.

“That’s okay, I assured him. “They’re really old comics.”

“Oh,” he said. “Well, I know a lot about Wolverine.  I know everything there is to know about Wolverine.” 

snarkaeologist​ can attest to all of this happening. 

I felt kind of bad quizzing him like that, but it was one question, and one I meant as mild teasing. I honestly expected that when I asked him who the founding Avengers were, he’d remember the Wasp and facepalm or something.  I thought it was interesting that he did not for a second consider any female characters.  It was almost like he didn’t know their names at all.  

Man, someday I’m going to cosplay Secret Agent X-9.  I would just love to see someone try to one-up me on Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond.