Posts Tagged ‘ 50s ’

DANCE!

June 28, 2013
uchicago dance1

I have been pretty much just been dancing since my last post… which is why nothing has been happening here at BIG THINGS. No but really, I have been dancing a lot– salsas, merengues, cumbias. And because of all the dancing that I have been doing, I am finally feeling energized to continue posting...
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L’amore in città

August 23, 2012
loveinthecity1

Last night we went to see “Love in the City,” at the San Francisco Film Society, an Italian film of short vignettes exploring the “raw! revealing! shocking!” realities of love in Roma in the early 1950s: abandonment, suicide, death, lust and loss. Including shorts by Antonioni and Fellini, like most classic Italian films of...
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ladies of the night

October 16, 2011
cab3

found a fantastic gem on netflix this weekend, fellini’s nights of cabiria. the 1957 film follows cabiria, a petite, snarky prostitute, on her adventures around rome with her hooker crew and abusive clientele. her searches for god, happiness, and most of all, true love, prove disappointing until she finally meets an eligible bachelor… starring...
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lone traveler

August 24, 2011
Orkin.AmericanGirl_kpf

when i read about ruth orkin‘s “american girl” photo turning 60 this week, it got me all teary-eyed– i absolutely adore this photograph and know all-too-well the pleasure and plight of traveling alone as a woman in a foreign land! ruth (then 29) and ninalee craig (then 23), another lone female traveler, met at...
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rand brand

May 27, 2011
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we’re so bombarded by logos and advertising in our daily lives that it’s easy to dismiss or take certain images for granted. but a closer look some of the logos we have seen over and over again- those of UPS, IBM, ABC, or ENRON- reveals the masterful work of paul rand, a graphic designer...
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java jammin

October 22, 2010
indonesia1

claire holt traveled to indonesia in the 1930s to research and document the vibrant art and dance culture throughout the islands. because dance was such an integral part of everyday life in indonesia, claire realized that understanding the dance culture would require becoming familiar with the entire indonesian culture, religion and history. she spent...
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happy indigenous people’s day!

October 11, 2010
chichi4

since 1992 berkeley has renamed columbus day “indigenous people’s day” in support of the world’s indigenous peoples that have suffered greatly under the europeans’ conquest of the new world. such incredible arts & crafts have come from these cultures, from the native americans, the aboriginal cultures of australia and new zealand, the berbers in...
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movie madness

January 26, 2010
lastrada

oh my god im swimming in movies right now. like i mentioned earlier, jaws was the beginning of my attempt to view all the classics that i’m embarrassed to have never seen. here are some of the most recent. any suggestions?? La Strada, 1954 Watch it if you like: The Circus! Fellini; exploiting the...
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sex sells

December 24, 2009
elvis


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