Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Die Nibelungen (1924) - Der Drache | Behind the scenes Information
The dragon was about sixteen metres long. It was worked from underneath and came down a steep path. Underneath were six or eight men who pushed the dragon along a track. The dragon was actually sitting on one or two iron sheets. It was attached to them and hovered above the slope of the ground. It didn’t touch the ground anywhere, just it’s tail. Four men sat in the dragon, one in each leg. Two men sat at the front to operate the head. The end scene where Siegfried bathes in the dragon’s blood had to be doubled. The actor Paul Richter didn’t want to be naked in front of a camera, because he feared it would destroy his reputation as actor. They used a double every Lang fan will know for sure: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, who played Rotwang in “Metropolis” was willing to double for Richter.
~ The Ladies’ Home Journal, July, 1924
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Fly-Tox: the insecticide you spray directly over the baby’s crib. Also comes in a conveniently inhaleable trial size (inset).
Boris Kustodiev (Russian, 1878-1927), Portrait of Maximilian Voloshin, 1924. Oil on canvas, 110 x 90 cm. State Central Literary Museum, Moscow.
Certificat de communion et de confirmation de Jeanne Charbonneau, 6 mai 1924.
Greta Garbo in Gösta Berlings saga (1924)
Walter Maya cover art for Ladies Home Journal Magazine
Soviet poster, 1924: Let’s build a dirigible squadron in the name of Lenin!
Lengiz. Books on all the branches of knowledge. Alexander Rodchenko. 1924
This piece is a mix media piece, Rodchenko used a variation of gouache and collage. I like the use of a black and white image against a back drop of vibrant colour and strong geometric shapes. Again with many propaganda artists, Rodchenko used a lot of red in this piece. In colour theory red is the colour of extremes, it has connotations of danger, anger, violence and adventure. This image has also been remade many times, most namely by Franz Ferdinand’s ‘You Could Have It So Much Better’ Album cover art.
~ Photoplay Magazine, March 1924
“Back of every great step in woman’s progress from a drudge to a free citizen has been some labor-saving invention. Back of most inventions in electricity’s progress from a mystery to a utility has been the research of General Electric Company scientists and engineers.”
General Electric - the woman’s friend.