Thursday, September 8, 2011
Image that I worked on, of the amazing Claude Cahun. I thought if anyone wouldn't mind me using an image of them in the quest of gender studies, feminism, painting and pleasure; it would be Claude.
Below are the rosettes I'm using for new work, whilst tying up loose ends of old work.
The rosettes are part of a new and exciting project.......coming soon. (Not as ominous as it sounds!) x
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Father robbed and murdered
Her mother and her move to LA
Lana was "discovered" in a Hollywood Drug Store buying a coke
One lover, Stompanato, came on set with a gun.
Sean Connery punched him and took away the gun.
Stompanato was deported by Scotland Yard.
Turner and Stompanato have an argument;
Her daughter, fearing her mother's life, took a kitchen knife and stabbed Stompanato; killing him.
Negative Publicity Ruins Career.
Has a heart attack;
Becomes a born again-Christian.
Battles a 3 year fight against throat cancer.
Majority of estate left to maid.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Film Debut aged 12
Not great film parts
Married in 1931
Divorced in 1933
1934 - lots of successful films
Meets the love of her life
1936 Academy Award Nomination "Best Actress"
Held lots of "unconventional parties"
Marries Clark Gable
Buy a ranch and raise chickens together
Attempts to have a child fail
Boards a plane to California
Joins US Armed Air Forces
Attends the Launch of the Liberty ship "SS LOMBARD" named in her honour.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Extraordinary Beauty meant Paramount Pictures employed her
She was Clinically Shy
Appeared in lots of popular films
Begins drinking to help ease her stage fright and lack of self-confidence
Paramount doesn't renew her contract
She divorces her husband
In 1957 is photographed driving her convertible into the front of a coffee shop
She appears in two more films
Due to Liver Damage and Malnutrition
Worked as a Sales Girl selling Gingham
Married at 16
Divorced at 18
Enters "The Most Beautiful Girl In New York" competition
Becomes part of the Ziegfield Follies
Takes Part in the Midnight Frolic
Her Midnight Frolic costume is balloons which men pop with cigars
Becomes object of affection by many rich admirers
Poses Nude for Alberto Vargas
Makes Film Debut
Marries Jack Pickford
Created the image of "Baby Vamp"
First Actress to be called "Flapper"
Made $3,000 a week
Thomas partied hard, loved alcohol
Alcoholism in her family
Car crashes and fights with her husband
Adopts her six year old nephew
Love of her husband's life
They head for Paris for a second honeymoon
They have a night of partying
Rumours say she took cocaine that night
Accidentally ingests mercury bichloride solution (that was meant for her husband's syphilis)
Screams "Oh my god!"
Last words 'Pretty weak, but I'll be all right in a little while, don't worry, darling"
Husband brings her body back to US, attempts to commit suicide
Thomas' ghost is said to haunt the New Amsterdam Theatre where she performed in Midnight Frolic.