La Roue is an important, 4 1/2 hour French silent masterpiece about goats wearing top hats and girls wearing mustaches.
The Rolin Film Company, founded by Hal Roach in the Bradbury Mansion at the corner of Court Street and Hill Street in Los Angeles - 1915
Harold Lloyd started his climb to fame at this studio. It was so drafty, that he dubbed it “Pneumonia Hall”.
Lucrezia Borgia (18 April 1480 – 24 June 1519). Everyone should read her biography.
(Painting assumed to be modelled after her)
Caterpillar - 19580927 Post on Flickr.
The illustrious Mr. Charlie Chaplin was born on this day in 1889. Please read Mr. Trav S.D.’s excellent blog post here.
Unfortunately, the starlet pictured above is likely fourteen years old or thereabouts.
Sanka - 19501016 Life on Flickr.
Hypatia was a brilliant philosopher and mathematician, head of the platonist school at Alexandria in the forth century. She is portrayed here by Charles William Mitchell while she was humiliated and about to be stoned to death by Christians who intended to destroy any symbol of pagan knowledge. Love the painting, love the woman.