"And men said that the blood of the stars flowed in her veins."

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history memeone war {French Revolution}

French Revolution (1789–1799), was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France that had a lasting impact on French history and more broadly throughout Europe. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed within three years. French society underwent an epic transformation, as feudal, aristocratic and religious privileges evaporated under a sustained assault from radical left-wing political groups, masses on the streets, and peasants in the countryside.[1] Old ideas about tradition and hierarchy regarding monarchs, aristocrats, and the Catholic Church were abruptly overthrown by new principles of Liberté, égalité, fraternité (liberty, equality and fraternity). The royal houses across Europe were horrified and led a countercrusade that by 1814 had restored the old monarchy, but many major reforms became permanent. So too did antagonisms between the supporters and enemies of the Revolution, who fought it out politically over the next two centuries.

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Outtake picture of Emma Watson for UN Women, photographed by Andrea-Carter Bowman. (x)

Outtake picture of Emma Watson for UN Women, photographed by Andrea-Carter Bowman. (x)

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While filming To Have and Have Not, Humphrey Bogart became enchanted with Lauren Bacall.  This became apparent, according to Bacall, about three weeks into the shooting of the picture.  Immediately it presented problems, because Bogart was still married to Mayo Methot, who was as watchful and as jealous as ever.  A few weeks earlier, when he was congratulating Bacall on her screen test (which consisted of the famous ‘If you want me, just whistle’ scene), his prescient comment had been ‘We’ll have a lot of fun together,’ but for a while it seemed as if fun was the last thing on their agenda: they would drive their cars to secluded residential streets and sit holding hands and talking, or write each other long, ardent, frustrated letters.  And when shooting on To Have and Have Not was over, they had no further excuse for being together.  Fortunately fate was quick to step in, in the kindly guise of Howard Hawks and Warners executives, who were so pleased with the on-screen chemistry between the two stars that they decided to waste no time before pairing them again.  In October 1944 they began filming  their second film The Big Sleep where they resumed their affair with a vengeance.

While filming To Have and Have Not, Humphrey Bogart became enchanted with Lauren Bacall.  This became apparent, according to Bacall, about three weeks into the shooting of the picture.  Immediately it presented problems, because Bogart was still married to Mayo Methot, who was as watchful and as jealous as ever.  A few weeks earlier, when he was congratulating Bacall on her screen test (which consisted of the famous ‘If you want me, just whistle’ scene), his prescient comment had been ‘We’ll have a lot of fun together,’ but for a while it seemed as if fun was the last thing on their agenda: they would drive their cars to secluded residential streets and sit holding hands and talking, or write each other long, ardent, frustrated letters.  And when shooting on To Have and Have Not was over, they had no further excuse for being together.  Fortunately fate was quick to step in, in the kindly guise of Howard Hawks and Warners executives, who were so pleased with the on-screen chemistry between the two stars that they decided to waste no time before pairing them again.  In October 1944 they began filming  their second film The Big Sleep where they resumed their affair with a vengeance.

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"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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gatabella:

“When I was a little girl I read fairy tales. I dreamed of being Cinderella. I grew up imagining - fantasizing - with an obviously tremendous need to love and be loved, to be carried off to a dream house by a dream prince. I was a full blown romantic. I think I dreamed those dreams, was transported to those places, because I had grown up in a loving but exclusively female household where there were no man-woman relationships to emulate. I didn’t know what romantic love was all about. But I wanted it - oh, how I wanted it. Imagine what I felt when my prince did arrive! There couldn’t have been a more romantic time than Bogie’s courtship of me and our first three and a half years together. Gradually I learned how to live with a man - what it meant to share your life.” - Lauren Bacall, Now

gatabella:

“When I was a little girl I read fairy tales. I dreamed of being Cinderella. I grew up imagining - fantasizing - with an obviously tremendous need to love and be loved, to be carried off to a dream house by a dream prince. I was a full blown romantic. I think I dreamed those dreams, was transported to those places, because I had grown up in a loving but exclusively female household where there were no man-woman relationships to emulate. I didn’t know what romantic love was all about. But I wanted it - oh, how I wanted it. Imagine what I felt when my prince did arrive! There couldn’t have been a more romantic time than Bogie’s courtship of me and our first three and a half years together. Gradually I learned how to live with a man - what it meant to share your life.”

 - Lauren Bacall, Now

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babybacalling:

PHOTO: LAUREN BACALL SITTING AT A SIDEWALK CAFÉ IN PARIS, 1953.One of Lauren Bacall’s favourite cities is Paris. She speaks some French, and has travelled there frequently throughout her life. She adores the Left Bank, and once said that she understood why Vivien Leigh said that she couldn’t go a year without seeing Paris. Her first trip to Paris was with her husband Humphrey Bogart on the way to Africa to film The African Queen in 1951. 

"I was speaking French - [Harry] Kurnitz was ordering dinner - and I felt sick. I couldn’t eat - my first night in Paris and I couldn’t eat. Not possible. My stomach was gone. Bogie took me home to the Ritz, where I collapsed in a storm of tears. It was all too much - the anticipation, the realization. I was too keyed up - emotion took over. There has never been a time since then that I haven’t had a gut reaction to that city"  -LAUREN BACALL ABOUT HER FIRST NIGHT IN PARIS. 

"I MUST HAVE BEEN FRENCH IN ANOTHER LIFE, OR WHY DID IT MEAN SO MUCH?"-Lauren Bacall

babybacalling:

PHOTO: LAUREN BACALL SITTING AT A SIDEWALK CAFÉ IN PARIS, 1953.
One of Lauren Bacall’s favourite cities is Paris. She speaks some French, and has travelled there frequently throughout her life. She adores the Left Bank, and once said that she understood why Vivien Leigh said that she couldn’t go a year without seeing Paris. Her first trip to Paris was with her husband Humphrey Bogart on the way to Africa to film The African Queen in 1951. 

"I was speaking French - [Harry] Kurnitz was ordering dinner - and I felt sick. I couldn’t eat - my first night in Paris and I couldn’t eat. Not possible. My stomach was gone. Bogie took me home to the Ritz, where I collapsed in a storm of tears. It was all too much - the anticipation, the realization. I was too keyed up - emotion took over. There has never been a time since then that I haven’t had a gut reaction to that city"
  -LAUREN BACALL ABOUT HER FIRST NIGHT IN PARIS. 

"I MUST HAVE BEEN FRENCH IN ANOTHER LIFE, OR WHY DID IT MEAN SO MUCH?"
-Lauren Bacall

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historicaltimes:

Group of teenagers listen to 45 rpm. records as they shop for the latest hits at a record store in West Grove, Mississipi, 1944 -

historicaltimes:

Group of teenagers listen to 45 rpm. records as they shop for the latest hits at a record store in West Grove, Mississipi, 1944 -

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Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

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