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Faces from the Past: People Are Interesting
December 16, 2010 12:41 PM   Subscribe

Faces from the Past is a blog of beautiful images of fascinating people, including Djuna Barnes, Audrey Hepburn, Louise Brooks, Sappho and Eve.

Unfortunately, the site seems to be no longer updated.
posted by Morrigan (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is my favorite lady.
posted by hermitosis at 1:18 PM on December 16, 2010


Audrey Hepburn and Louise Brooks are my penultimate dream girls! Man, they just don't make women like they used to...

Thanks for the post!
posted by matt_od at 1:43 PM on December 16, 2010


Well that's true in that Audrey's good looks are obviously the result of some sort of drastic mutation.
posted by hermitosis at 1:56 PM on December 16, 2010


Well, it's not like that 1877 French painting of Sappho has anything at all to do with the woman who lived and wrote celebrated poetry ~600 B.C.

In the text there should have been a mention of the most important, horrible fact about Sappho -- that almost all of the work in her nine volumes of poetry was deliberately destroyed, and nearly all of what we have known about her writing in modern times came from quotes in other ancient texts that did survive. I seem to recall some academic cheering recently that a *fourth* intact poem by Sappho was uncovered. Four poems. Pretty sad, considering the way pre-Christian Era scholars described her poetry.
posted by aught at 2:04 PM on December 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


If you are interested in high res images of early Hollywood stars, check out Doctor Macro's High Quality Movie Scans, which is still being updated. (previously)
posted by fings at 2:45 PM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I read that as "Feces from the Past" and I was like D=>
posted by Eideteker at 7:03 PM on December 16, 2010


Well that's true in that Audrey's good looks are obviously the result of some sort of drastic mutation.

And anorexia.

/Debbie Downer
posted by naoko at 11:04 PM on December 16, 2010


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