Frances Ha, 2013 (dir. Noah Baumbach)
Anouk Aimée, c. 1967
Old Finnish people with things on their heads. That is all.
(OK, I lied, that is not all. These are part of a funny, gorgeous photo series by Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen called Eyes As Big As Plates, and you should look at as much of it as you possibly can.)
(Also: hat tip, so to speak, to Mr. Benjamin Birdsall.)
R.I.P. Cary Grant
Born Archibald Alexander Leach
January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986
"Cary was magical. He was touched by the gods in the sense that he was different from everyone else. When he walked into a room, you had to look at him. Men liked him as well as women, and that’s incredibly rare. Men found him nonthreatening. If a woman said, ‘I’m in love with Cary Grant,’ most men couldn’t blame her."
"Most celebrities are concerned with how they look and how people react to them. Cary reacted to other people. His success never went to his head. There are people who would walk into a room and say, ‘Here I am.’ Cary walked in and said, ‘There you are.’"
-Abigail Van Buren
"I remember his laughter. We always laughed a lot when we were together… He was like a great warm fireplace. He warmed you and made you feel super. He was what one would hope a movie star would be like."
"Dad used the expression ‘good stuff’ to declare happiness or, as one of his friends put it, he said it when pleased with the nature of things. He said it a lot. He had a happy way of life. His life was ‘good stuff.’"
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive continues at home with a musical clip that seems to have been inspired by U.S. President Barack Obama’s “Yes We Can” music video. The beautifully made black-and-white clip, which includes segments of the Iranian president’s August 3 inauguration speech mixed with music, singing, and sign language, has been released to mark the first 100 days of his presidency.
Obama’s 2008 "Yes We Can" clip was created with the participation of some 30 Hollywood actors and singers. Rouhani’s video was posted on his website and shared on Twitter by the unverified account of the Iranian president, which is said to be maintained by his media team.
Read more. [Image: Keith Bedford/Reuters]
November 26, 1922: Archaeologists Enter King Tut’s Tomb
On this day in 1922, British archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon were the first to enter King Tut’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.
Carter discovered a step leading to a mud-brick door that revealed a passageway to the untouched, four-room tomb for more than 3,000 years. The excavation yielded thousands of cultural objects and the most fascinating was a stone sarcophagus containing three coffins and the mummified body of teenage King Tut.
Discover the treasures of King Tut’s tomb with Secrets of the Pharaohs’ interactive game and tour of the sacred, ancient artifacts.
Photo: Howard Carter opens the innermost shrine of King Tutankhamen’s tomb near Luxor, Egypt which one of carter’s water boy found the steps down to (The New York Times/Wikimedia Commons).
Dummy pilot and seat soar, as engineers test a catapult escape system in Arizona, March 1963.Photograph by Robert Sisson, National Geographic