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Sean Connery [1930–2020] with Richard Vernon in Goldfinger

As a tribute to the actor Sean Connery, who has died at the age of 90, here are two photographs of my father — Richard Vernon — playing Colonel Smithers … Continue reading


The Amazing Lauren Bacall by Nina Leen for Life Magazine (1945) | FROM THE BYGONE

Lauren Bacall (1924 – 2014) began her career in the 1940s as a model, before making her debut as a leading lady with Humphrey Bogart in the film To Have … Continue reading

05/23/2017 · 5 Comments

Beautiful Turn of the Century Postcards by Rita Martin | FROM THE BYGONE

Rita Martin (1875-1958) started her photographic career in 1897 when she helped her elder sister Lallie Charles to run her studio. In 1906 she opened her own studio, working in … Continue reading

01/28/2017 · 3 Comments

Empire of the Stage | Iconic Photos

Last week, when covering the news of Lord Snowdon’s death, we briefly mentioned the work he did for Vanity Fair, covering British theatre, in November 1995. John Osborne, the playwright … Continue reading

01/21/2017 · 4 Comments

Portraits of Alma Mahler, The most Beautiful Girl in Vienna | FROM THE BYGONE

A socialite and amateur composer known for her beauty and verve, Alma Mahler (1879 – 1964) was married to composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, and novelist Franz Werfel. She … Continue reading

06/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Judy Garland by Richard Avedon (1951)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
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10/17/2015 · 2 Comments

Sylvia Sidney by Edward Steichen (1931)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
Sylvia Sidney by Edward Steichen, 1931 Gelatin silver print Bequest of Edward Steichen by direction of Joanna T. Steichen and George Eastman House, 1982.365 ©…

10/04/2015 · 2 Comments

Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino in “Camille” (1921)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
Camille is one of numerous screen adaptations of the book and play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas. The original play opened in…

08/19/2015 · 2 Comments

Restoration At Wilton’s Music Hall | Spitalfields Life

Originally posted on Spitalfields Life. Yesterday, I spent the morning exploring Wilton’s Music Hall and visiting all the secret corners to record the progress of the major restoration project which aims … Continue reading

06/26/2015 · Leave a comment

An actor’s life for me: Lena Ashwell

Originally posted on The Library Time Machine:
The first time I read the name Lena Ashwell was in connection with a production in 1902 of the Japan-set drama The Darling…

09/18/2014 · Leave a comment