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Sofia Loren and Jayne Mansfield most famous images

In April 1957, Jayne Mansfield bosom was the feature of a notorious publicity stunt intended to deflect attention from Sophia Loren during a dinner party in the Italian star’s honor. Photographs of the encounter were published around the world. The most famous image showed Loren’s shocked and disapproving gaze falling upon the cleavage of the American actress who, sitting between Loren and her dinner companion, Clifton Webb, had leaned over the table, allowing her breasts to spill over her low neckline and exposing one nipple. The image was one of several taken in the same minutes as the image visible left. A similar incident, resulting in the full exposure of both breasts, occurred during a film festival in West Berlin, when Mansfield was wearing a low-cut dress and her second husband, Mickey Hargitay, picked her up so she could bite a bunch of grapes hanging overhead at a party; the movement caused her breasts to erupt out of the dress. The photograph of that episode was a sensation, appearing in newspapers and magazines with the word “censored” hiding the actress’s exposed bosom.

Happy 122 Mr Charlie Chaplin

See more old posts in my blog about Mr Charlie Chaplin here https://back2retro.wordpress.com/?s=charlie+chaplin

Old Nestle Quik commercial

Loli fake conversation

Swing

Swing (dance)

Swing dance” is a group of dances that developed concurrently with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, although the earliest of these dance forms predate swing jazz music. The best known of these dances is the Lindy Hop, a popular partner dance that originated in Harlem and is still danced today. While the majority of swing dances began in African American communities as vernacular African American dances, a number of forms (Balboa, for example) developed within Anglo-American or other ethnic group communities.

Swing jazz features the syncopated timing associated with African American and West African music and dance — a combination of crotchets and quavers (quarter notes and eighth notes) that many swing dancers interpret as ‘triple steps’ and ‘steps’ — yet also introduces changes in the way these rhythms were played — a distinct delay or ‘relaxed’ approach to timing.

Today there are swing dance scenes in many countries throughout the world. Lindy Hop is often the most popular, though each city and country prefers various dances in different degrees. Each local swing dance community has a distinct local culture and defines “swing dance” and the “appropriate” music to accompany it in different ways.

Watch different scenes for swing dance..

Tea party

Tea was introduced to Europe in the 1600s; it was introduced to England in 1669. At that time, the drink was enjoyed only by the aristocracy because a pound of tea cost an average British laborer the equivalent of nine months in wages. The British began to import tea in larger qualities to satisfy the rapidly expanding market. Tea became Britain’s most important item of trade from China. All classes were able to drink tea as the tea trade increased and became less of a luxury. Now, tea is low in price and readily available.

A Victorian tea party doesn’t have to be elaborate or exactly mimic the nuances of that time. The main idea is to have a special experience, enjoy being with friends who share a common interest, and have a great time.

Get-togethers with friends over tea were commonplace in the Victorian era. Yet in today’s high-tech world, text messaging, emails, and music-on-the-go have replaced many opportunities for warm, engaging social interaction.

Hosting a Victorian tea party may be a way to recreate a bit of history and indulge in the comfort and warmth associated with face-to-face, uninterrupted conversation. Here are some tips on how to host a Victorian tea party in your home.

Decorating: Creating the Environment

Think about England in the 1800s and decorate your entertaining area to reflect this rich time in history.

If you own some Victorian era items in your home such as photographs, lace handkerchiefs, mirrors, jewelry, or books, use them in your decorating motif.

Then, decorate with fresh flowers, ribbons and lace for touch of elegance. You may want to consider using yellow roses in your arrangements to signify friendship.

Select some classical music that you enjoy and decide where to put your equipment and speakers so they will subtly fill your room with music.

Use linen and lace table cloths and napkins if you have them. If not, a simple white lace trimmed cloth will create a beautiful table and serving area to show off your tea service and entertain guests.

A floral-designed tea set is an ideal choice for serving guests at a Victorian tea party. If you do not have this traditional-type design, a nice glass or ceramic tea set that has a matching creamer and sugar bowl will work well.

Tea Service and Table Setting

You need to deccide whether you will be serving your tea and food “buffet style” or while guests are seated at a table. The number of guests at your Victorian tea party will determine the most appropriate method.

If you have more than eight friends over for tea, a buffet style arrangement may work best. You will need to have a separate serving area or table for your tea and food – and another table at which they can sit.

If you have a smaller group, your tea and food can be attractively placed in the center of the table. Either way, for each guest, make sure you have a matching tea cup and saucer, spoon and fork, small plate, and cloth napkin.

Decide whether you will make the tea yourself or give your guests a selection from bags or loose tea. If you are using tea bags, have them arranged in a tea box or on an attractive tray (perhaps on a lace doily) next to your tea service.

If you want to offer loose tea choices, arrange them in class containers and label each blend. If you are providing loose tea, be sure you have ample tea brewing accessories for your guests to use.

In addition, you will want to have a plate for lemon wedges, a small container to hold packets of sweeteners, and a small pitcher or server for honey. Having lumps of sugar in instead of the standard white variety in your sugar bowl provides an extra touch.

Food and Fun

There are some wonderful and easy-to-make food choices to accompany tea. A tray of sweet finger foods that may include small cakes, tarts, cookies, scones and muffins are always appropriate.

In addition, you may want to have a platter of light sandwiches (without bread crust) such as cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon spread, pimento cheese, olives and cheese, or other choices. Providing crackers adorned with specialty cheese or other toppings is another food choice for your guests.

Invitations and Extras

As part of your Victorian tea party planning, you will want to select invitations that have a design theme from the era. Hand address and mail them 10 to 14 days in advance of your party date. Request that guests RSVP 5 days before your tea party so you will have enough time to plan your food, table setting requirements and other details.

You may opt to give small gifts or party favors to your guests. Special tea, nuts, candies, small poetry books, Victorian-designed fans or picture frames will give them a memento they can keep that will serve as a reminder of your special get-together.

The most important aspect of your Victorian tea party is remembering the purpose of the event, which is to share time with good friends and have an enjoyable, memorable experience.

I hope you Enjoy Many Get Togethers &  Celebration Teas 

The beginning of Hollywood

Watch it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etsv9orEeXE

I like Audrey’s eye cover for sleeping

Audrey Hepburn was wearing a beautiful eye cover in Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie 1961.

Fro history

An Afro,

 sometimes shorted to ‘fro and also known as a “natural“, is a hairstyle worn naturally by people with lengthy kinky hair texture or specifically styled in such a fashion by individuals with naturally curly or straight hair. The hairstyle is created by combing the hair away from the scalp, allowing the hair to extend out from the head in a large, rounded shape, much like a halo, cloud or ball.In persons with naturally curly or straight hair, the hairstyle is typically created with the help of creams, gels or other solidifying liquids to hold the hair in place. Particularly popular in the African-American community of the mid-to-late 1960s,the hairstyle is often shaped and maintained with the assistance of a wide-toothed comb colloquially known as an afro pick.

In the 1860s, a style similar to the Afro was worn by the Circassian beauties, sometimes known as “Moss-haired girls”, a group on women exhibited in sideshow attractions in the United States by P.T. Barnum and others. These women were claimed to be from the Circassian people in the Northern Caucasus region, and were marketed to white audiences captivated by the “exotic East” as pure examples of the Caucasian white race who were kept as sexual slaves in Turkish harems.It has been argued that this portrayal of a white woman as a rescued slave during the American Civi  War played on the racial connotations of slavery at the time so that the distinctive hairstyle affiliates the side-show white Circassian with African American identity, and thus:

resonates oddly yet resoundingly with the rest of her identifying significations: her racial purity, her sexual enslavement, her position as colonial subject; her beauty. The Circassian blended elements of white Victorian True Womanhood with traits of the enslaved African American woman in one curiosity.

During the history of slavery in the United States, most African Americans styled their hair in an attempt to mimic the styles of the predominantly white society in which they lived. Afro-textured hair, characterized by its tight curls, waves or kinks, has been described (sometimes pejoratively) as being kinky, coarse, cottony, nappy or woolly. These characteristics represented the antithesis of the Euro-American standard of beauty and led to a negative view of tightly curled and kinky hair; as a result, the practice of hair braiding and straightening gained popularity among African Americans.

The process of straightening the hair often involved applying caustic substances, such as relaxers containing lye, which needed to be applied by an experienced hairstylist so as to avoid burning the scalp and ears.In the late 1890s/early 1900s, Madam C. J. Walker also popularized the use of the hot comb in the United States. Those who chose not to artificially treat their hair would often opt to style it into tight braids or cornrows. With all of these hairstyling methods, if done improperly, one ran the risk of damaging the hair shaft, sometimes resulting in hair loss.

 Read  more about Afro here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro 

Charlie Chaplin saying

As I told you before how much that I love reading quotes and sayings about life.. today I’m gonna write one of the most beautiful qoutes for Charlie Chaplin

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

Kinder bar first child face

Remmeber the German child smiling at the package of Kinder bar a long for about 32 years? look at him now!

He’s been the subject of 32 years of speculation, spawning numerous attempts by journalists to dig out the truth, and even Web forums devoted to that gnawing question: Who is the boy whose face has helped sell millions of boxes of Kinder chocolate around the world? 

Now, the “Kinder” boy has revealed himself to be Günter Euringer, 42. Finally prepared to discuss his secret life as a German icon, Euringer launched his autobiography, “The Chocolate Child” in Munich on Tuesday. But why did he wait so long to come forward?

In 1973, Euringer’s mother, who worked for an advertising agency, took the then 10-year-old Günter to the photo shoot, not knowing that he would become the face of the Kinder brand.

In his autobiography, Euringer recounts feeling a rush of pride the first time he saw his face smiling out at him from the supermarket shelf. But as he got older, he kept his identity quiet.

He said one of the most annoying things was being asked about money by people who assumed he was a millionaire or that he earned money every time a bar of chocolate sold.

Instead of becoming fabulously wealthy from that fateful photo shoot, Euringer received just 300 deutsche marks, the equivalent of 150 euros ($178).

Life-changing photo

Euringer is happy, though, to dispel rumors that the Kinder boy, like many a child actor, fell into obscurity after being ruined by fame and drug addiction. The truth, as always, is more banal: Euringer, now the father of two children, leads a perfectly healthy life as a cameraman and filmmaker near Munich.

After many years spent denying any connection to the angelic-looking Kinder chocolate boy, he’s even made peace with the image — but only when he thought it was about to disappear.

Euringer told the Süddeutsche Zeitung about his shock at seeing Kinder chocolate in Italy with a different boy and girl on the package and his relief at learning it was just a limited-edition summer wrapper. “That was the first time it became clear to me, how much the photo on Kinder chocolate bars has become a part of my life,” Euringer said.

2005 interview..

Elvis cars and personal plane

Elvis pink cadilak

Elvis plane

Elvis white Rols Royce

Visit http://www.elvispresleymusic.com.au/pictures/graceland_scott_jenkins.html to see Elvis Graceland

cindrella’s voice?

Ok .. so you guys want to know who did cindrella’s voice!

Ilene Woods: May 5, 1929 – July 1, 2010 was an American singer and actress who voiced Cinderella in the 1950 classic film.

Tapping game

Andrews and Kelly playing a tap dance game and singing.. love it

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