Source: People Magazine, 1985: Although Whitney Houston’s mother is gospel great Cissy Houston, and pop diva Dionne Warwick her cousin, the 21-year-old singer is now in a position to succeed or fail on her own. Whitney, who began singing backup for her mother at 12 and working part-time as a model when she was 17, was signed by Arista Records last year. That quickly led to two duets with labelmate Jermaine Jackson on his recently released LP, as well as background vocals for hot New York funk artist Kashif. Both gentlemen returned the favor by contributing vocals and production help to her debut LP, Whitney Houston, due in February. A blend of R&B and pop, it may spell the end of her modeling days with the notable Wilhelmina agency. “I like modeling,” says Houston. “But singing was in my blood. There was no way to escape that.”
Australian actor Heath Ledger, well-known for his role in films like Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight, is seen here holding a Polaroid land camera, to be more precisely one of a series 300. He must have loved these kind of cameras, although I cannot find any specific stories about it.
This week, on January 22, it will be 6 years since Heath Ledger died.
Is it just me or…
Last week I went to see the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. During the movie main character Ben Stiller is on his way through Greenland and Iceland trying to find vintage film photographer Sean Penn. Eventually he finds him in the mountains of Afghanistan, waiting for a snow leopard to show. Penn is shooting with a Nikon F3/T with an AF-S 300 f2.8 VR G lens.
Frank Sinatra together with Grace Kelly on the set of High Society in January, 1956. Apart from the beautiful Hasselblad camera you can see her wearing an engagement ring (watch closely). Later that year she married Prince Reinier III of Monaco, High Society would be her last acting performance. The rest is history…
Irwin Wong feat. Mijonju
Really love this clip…
Jake Gyllenhaal by Mark Seliger for Details Magazine, 2012
Photography by Mark Seliger
Source (part of it): Wikipedia
Carole Lombard was an American actress. She is particularly noted for her roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. She is listed as one of the American Film Institute’s greatest stars of all time and was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930s, earning around US$500,000 per year (more than five times the salary of the U.S. President).