The Glory of the Unfathomable

By: Wilma Vissarionevna Dostoyevsky

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Creepy Vintage Halloween Photographs

These wonderfully creepy images of Halloween’s past come from the book, Haunted Air. The book features dozens of anonymous vintage Halloween photos dating between 1875 and 1955. The photos in the book come from the personal collection of Ossian Brown, a British musician and artist. Even more surprising is that the book’s introduction was written by David Lynch. It’s a shame that people rarely wear homemade costumes anymore because they truly are much creepier than a packaged costume from Walmart. It’s time to break out an old sheet and start designing.

(Source: NPR, via odditiesoflife)

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Robert Capa, born Friedmann Endre Ernő on October 22, 1913 in Budapest, Hungary. Photographer. Most famous for his work covering the Spanish Civil War and WWII. KIA in 1954 while covering the First Indochina War. Also known for his relationship with fellow noted photographer Gerda Taro, who was KIA while covering the Spanish Civil War. 

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Robert Capa, born Friedmann Endre Ernő on October 22, 1913 in Budapest, Hungary. Photographer. Most famous for his work covering the Spanish Civil War and WWII. KIA in 1954 while covering the First Indochina War. Also known for his relationship with fellow noted photographer Gerda Taro, who was KIA while covering the Spanish Civil War. 

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INFLUENCE OF THE DAY: FRANCIS SCOTT KEY FITZGERALD
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the “Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby—his most famous—and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.

The Great Gatsby has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years; 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and an upcoming 2013 adaptation. In 1958 his life from 1937 to 1940 was dramatized in Beloved Infidel.

INFLUENCE OF THE DAY: FRANCIS SCOTT KEY FITZGERALD

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the “Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby—his most famous—and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.

The Great Gatsby has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years; 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and an upcoming 2013 adaptation. In 1958 his life from 1937 to 1940 was dramatized in Beloved Infidel.

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