the melancholy hare
that old, proverbial sadness


On Virginia Woolf’s conception of privacy: “Many people accept the idea that each of us has a certain resolute innerness … What interested Woolf was the way that we become aware of that innerness. We come to know it best, she thought, when we’re forced, at moments of exposure, to shield it against the outside world.”
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Bogey & Bacall are reunited again. Rest in peace, Lauren Bacall.

Louise Brooks, Tagebuch einer Verlorenen / Diary of a Lost Girl (G. W. Pabst, 1929)

Ava Gardner, 1951
Mary Pickford, Norma Talmadge and Constance Talmadge, mourners at Rudolph Valentino’s funeral. | 1926

Leslie Howard and John Barrymore on the set of Romeo and Juliet, 1936

The Nymph of Amalthea, 1780s.

Julius Kronberg (1850-1921) - Romeo and Juliet on the balcony [detail]