You Know You’re Curious: Nude Selfies of George Bernard Shaw

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New(ish)ly restored pics of the Socialist playwright and author at Amateur Photographer. ... See the Rest

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Drag

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Via BuzzFeed: "The photos were taken in 1916 to help promote The Evil Eye at Princeton's Triangle Club. Fitzgerald was in his third year at Princeton when the musical-comedy troupe performed the bawdy lyrics penned by the future Great Gatsby writer. In a review of his performance, the Times referred to Fitzgerald as "the most beautiful" girl in the ... See the Rest

Know Your Edwardian Courtesans

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From Wikipedia: "Geneviève 'Ginette' Lantelme (born Mathilde Fossey; 1887-1911) was a French actress, socialite and courtesan, best known as the mistress of Alfred Edwards, from whose yacht she fell to her death in July 1911. At fourteen she was one of the lures at her mother's brothel, but soon became an acclaimed Paris actress. Theatregoers ... See the Rest

Gorgeous Edwardian Street Style

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From Daily Mail: "Street blogging may be considered to be a modern phenomenon, but a series of images unearthed by Kensington and Chelsea Libraries prove that the practice may date as far back as the early 1900’s. The Library service has published several wonderful images by the late amateur photographer Edward Linley Sambourne, who was also the ... See the Rest

Gasp! Sybil Shows Her Ankle on Downton Abbey

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In harem pants! The devil's trousers! ON A WOMAN!   ... See the Rest

Downton Abbey Stars Out of Their Edwardian Drag

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Paper magazine has rounded up a series of photographs of the Downton stars out of their waistcoats and tea gowns and in modern dress. Some of them, like Mrs Patmore, the cook (played by Lesley Nicol), look positively glamourous in real life, while others (I'm looking at you, evil gay footman) are decidedly better off in 1912. Check out the entire ... See the Rest

Hot Look of the Day: Early 20th Century “Female Mimic” Francis Renault

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"Francis Renault was an active and popular 'femme mimic' from the early 1900s to the 1950s. He was born Antonio Auriemma in Naples Italy on September 5, 1895. He grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, where, after a show, he reportedly met and was inspired by the great Edwardian female impersonator Julian Eltinge. Francis made his vaudeville ... See the Rest

The Edwardian Hotties of John Singer Sargent

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Of course we all love his gorgeous portraits of society matrons draped across their fainting couches in flowing tea gowns and whatnot, but I find that when he turns his eye towards the menz of that period, we catch a whiff of sensuality that borders on the lurid, especially in the portraits of Bedouin Arabs he painted in his later years and his ... See the Rest