Marlene Dietrich at the Hollywood Canteen, dancing with the servicemen, 1940s.
"An airman shares a joke with his girlfriend as they dance at a dance hall," April 22, 1944
The Reincarnation of Saint-Orlan, a new project that started in 1990, involves a series of plastic surgeries through which the artist transformed herself into elements from famous paintings and sculptures of women. As a part of her ‘Carnal Art’ manifesto, these works were filmed and broadcast in institutions throughout the world. Orlan’s goal in these surgeries is to acquire the ideal of female beauty as depicted by male artists. When the surgeries are complete, she will have the chin of Botticelli’s Venus, the nose of Jean-Léon Gérôme's Psyche, the lips of François Boucher’s Europa, the eyes of Diana (as depicted in a 16th-century French School of Fontainebleu painting), and the forehead of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Poetry is read and music is played while she lies on the operating table fully conscious of the events taking place.
Cafe Scene - Raphael Soyer
Newsreel from 1944 covering I Am an American Day, promoted through the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Thirty-five nations celebrated at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. The nations/groups featured in this gif set are India, Greece, Korea, Poland, Holland, Hungary, Scotland, France, Mexico, Native American (referred to as Original Americans in the 1944 newsreel), the Philippines, and China.
Photo by Stanley Kubrick, 1950