In this video clip, Academy Award winning sound designer Ben Burtt shows us how he designed the now very memorable noise created by the Millennium Falcon’s hyperdrive failure in the original Star Wars trilogy.
In her heyday, Dorothy Hora (December 11, 1927 – May 3, 1990), aka Dovima, was reputed to be the highest-paid model of her time. This spectacular black and white photograph, shot by the legendary photographer Richard Avedon at the Cirque d'hiver, Paris, in August 1955, brilliantly showcases
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A daguerreotype of a fashionable young lady, with a hairstyle strikingly similar to that of Princess Leia’s “cinnamon buns” that we have all come to love (and lust after). The photograph is a miniature (2” x 2.5”), taken
A lot of you would have never laid eyes on a VHS tape, let alone spent entire weekends watching cartoons and recorded TV shows on those clunky relics from the past. But if you are like me, a child who grew up in the ‘80s, you will absolutely
One of Aesop’s most popular fables is brought to life in this charming little live action film, released circa 1947 by Encyclopedia Britannica Films. [via Brain Pickings and Miss C Recommends]
“For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.” – Ethel Barrymore
“And it’s so thrifty…” Link to the video on Youtube. [via Miss C Recommends]
A ‘70s vintage clip from Sesame Street, that teaches kids that clowns look totally different underneath all that (scary, nightmare-inducing) face paint.
From a vintage pamphlet "All About Girls," circa 1900. [via Dull Tool Dim Bulb]
A lovely little set, compiled by Flickr user Sandi Vincent.