★ ‘Coquette’ (1929) – Vintage Film Poster
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★ ‘Coquette’ (1929) – Vintage Film Poster

★ Canadian-American actress and producer, Mary Pickford, was born on this day in 1892. In a film career lasting from 1909 to 1933, she appeared in over 150 shorts and 52 feature films, and was the most popular actress of the 1910s and 1920s. Variously dubbed ‘Queen of the… Continue reading

★ Billie Holiday at the Downbeat Club (1947)
~ Arts and Culture / ~ In the Old Days

★ Billie Holiday at the Downbeat Club (1947)

★ American jazz musician and singer, Billie Holiday, was born on this day in 1915. Famous for her unique vocal style and sense of tempo, she captivated audiences everywhere from the nightclubs of Harlem to a sold-out Carnegie Hall, and worked with many famous names… Continue reading