Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Fascinating Faces

Clara Bow

Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress born and raised in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, who rose to stardom in the silent film era of the 1920s. Her high spirits and acting artistry made her the quintessential flapper and the film "It" brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl." Bow came to personify the roaring twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol.She appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including hits such as Mantrap (1926), It (1927) and Wings (1927). She was first box-office draw in 1928 and 1929 and second in 1927 and 1930 Her presence in a motion picture has been described to have ensured investors, by odds of almost 2-to-1, a "safe return" with only two exceptions.At the apex of her stardom, in January 1929, she received more than 45,000 fan letters. Bow ended her career with Hoop-La (1933), and became a rancher in Nevada. In 1931 she married actor Rex Bell, later politician and Lieutenant Governor, with whom she had two sons.

Edie Sedgwick

Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick (April 20, 1943 – November 16, 1971) was an American actress, socialite, model and heiress. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol's superstars. Sedgwick became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol's short films, in the 1960s. Dubbed an "It Girl", Vogue magazine also named her a "Youthquaker".

Édith Piaf

19 December 1915 – 11 October 1963), born Édith Giovanna Gassion, was a French singer and cultural icon who became widely regarded as France's greatest popular singer. Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads. Among her songs are "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "l'Accordéoniste" (1955), and "Padam... Padam..." (1951).

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Panic on the Streets of London- Location scouting the day after 8.8.11 riots

So last night there was panic on the streets of London. After the shooting and killing of a man in Tottenham by police, people around London protested and rioted around several communitys in London. Living in Camden, we were also effected by the riots. However, my boss and I has organised to do some location scouting around Hamstead Heath and the East end before we were recommended to go home and stay away. I made notes on the locations we visited, and also took pictures of the devastation in the Camden area.

Location notes-

Photo 1- Camden Bridge and tree by Lloyds
Photo 2- Camden Lock arch by River and Berty and Gerty- starjump
Photo 3- Camden Graffiti by the Lock, symmetry
Photo 4- Camden Lights under Pirate Castle Bridge
Photo 5- Camden Steps and sign three way
Photo 6- Primrose Hill- first bench and light
Photo 7- Primrose Hill Chalcot Square
Photo 8- Havestock Hill- The Havers
Photo 9- Southend Road- Twin Telephone
Photo 10- Hampsted Heath- Gate and Pond
Photo 11- Pond 2 Trees- Houses on right
Photo 12- East London- Old St- Hoxton Square- Gherkin
Photo 13- Red Church St- Ebor St- Chance St- Whitby St
Photo 14- Side st off Cheshire St- Bridge
Photo 15- Grimsby St off Brick Lane- Industrial Bridge
Photo 16- Pedley St- Fire Escape
Photo 17- Big Chill- Greasy Spoon and Benches