Life Savers Suits tailored by Kirkland Hall 1950 -
model Lillian Marcuson
Solar Eclipse on Mars
This sort of eclipse, where the nearer body doesn’t quite cover the sun, is called an annular eclipse, after the Latin word for “ring-shaped”.
These sort of annular astronomical coincidences happen on Earth, too, since our distance from the moon changes throughout each body’s elliptical orbit. Beautiful stuff:
Curiosity is becoming quite the skywatcher. Last month it aimed its camera up and captured Mars’ two moons in one shot!
hope this might be useful for someone- I was really pleased with the level of improvement I felt like I got out of just twenty hands :)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
During the design process for the prequel trilogy, both the concept artists and the costume department drew heavily on historic influences. This particular gown was inspired by Russian ball gowns from around the turn of the century. The image to the far left shows Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna wearing one such dress at a ball in 1903.
When I first got into the Romanovs, I thought Xenia’s costume reminds me so much of Padme’s costume. Lifelong Star Wars fan here. lol
Padmé Amidala | Funeral Dress AKA “The Water Gown” | Revenge of the Sith
JC Leyendecker has a lifetime parter, Charles Beach, who once modeled for him and then became his lover until his death. He was indeed handsome, with broad shoulders, deep eyes and luscious lips. He was described as a “Fine, intelligent gentleman you would expect from any Ivy League school” even though he did not attend one. He was originally from Canada, who, when first meeting Leyendecker, has just returned from a year-long stay in Europe.
Originally hired by Joe’s brother, FX Leyendecker, it was only until a bit later on did Joe actually met Charles and it was as if Joe’s dream came true that very instant. Every since that meeting, they were inseparable until the very end.
Charles Beach modeled for a painting for a client, The Arrow Collar brand. As the Arrow Collar man gain recognition, it catapulted Joe’s career and set the standard for what is handsome. The public was in awe about this perfect man. Every woman wanted to be with him (and I am sure half of the men did too) and the rest of the guys wanted to be like him. Little did they know that their ideal model of a man is based on the painter’s life long lover.
Leyendecker died in Beach’s arms when he was 77 in 1951, while Beach, who never recovered from this heartbreak, died the next year.