"Every job I've ever taken, about three weeks before I begin, I call up my agent and say, 'I don't think I can do this. I don't think I'm right for it. They should call up Jessica Lange.'"
The actress’s actress: Meryl Streep on the multi-award winning actor, photographer and activist, who turns 70 today.
Discovered as a model when she was sharing an apartment with Grace Jones and Jerry Hall in the early 1970s, Lange has continually surprised audiences with her integrity, fearless creative choices and nuanced performances.
In the spirit of her success on both the small and big screen, as well as the stage, name your favourite Lange role below - go!
📷: Giancarlo Botti/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images | circa 1970 | @gettyarchive#jessicalange#thenewhollywood#giancarlobotti#gammarapho#thepostmanalwaysringstwice#gettyarchive
On 19th April 1956, Hollywood film star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III, the sovereign of the Principality of Monaco.
With the civil ceremony having taken place the day before, the church wedding was held at Monaco’s Saint Nicolas Cathedral and was watched by over 300 million viewers on live television.
With Princess just one of the 142 titles acquired by Kelly, the celebrated beauty joining a royal dynasty was received as a modern day fairytale.
This image shows the Hitchcock actress in her Helen Rose-designed wedding dress, produced by three dozen seamstresses.
For more coverage of the event, follow the bio link @gettyarchive.
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The annual Chrism Mass is held, in the wake of Monday's major fire that damaged the iconic #NotreDame Cathedral, at Saint-Sulpice church in Paris, France. The fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, causing extensive damage including the collapse of the cathedral’s famous spire. | April 17, 2019 | 📷: @dan_kitwood#GettyImagesNews
“One cannot do humour without a great sympathy for one’s fellow man.”
The world’s greatest clown, Charlie Chaplin was born 130 years ago today.
One of those rare performers who could turn an audience from laughter to tears in a gesture, the London-born actor, filmmaker and composer left an indelible mark on cinema history.
To see Chaplin larking around between takes, take a look over @gettyarchive.
📷: Archive Films/Getty Images | circa 1915
Smoke and flames rise from Notre-Dame cathedral as the Eiffel Tower shines in the background in Paris, France. The cause of the fire, which burned for hours and caused major destruction to the 856-year-old Gothic landmark, is still unknown. | April 15, 2019 | 📷: @veroniquedeviguerie
An art installation in the shape of an astronaut by the art collective Poetic Kinetics @poetickinetics called “Overview Effect” roams on display during weekend one of the first day of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the desert of Indio, California. Poetic Kinetics have created several huge moving art installations for previous Coachella festivals with this year’s measuring at 36 x 57 x 40 feet for festival goers to enjoy in between attending the musical performances on the various stages. | April 12, 2019 |📷: @nattografi / @GettyImages for @Coachella | #GettyEntertainment
“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it’s us without our past?”
Marking 80 years since the publication of John Steinbeck’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ with Dorothea Lange, whose images of displaced Americans during the Great Depression have become bound up with the novel’s evocation of their struggle.
Her most famous picture, which has become known as ‘Migrant Mother’, shows Florence Owens Thompson with three of her children in 1936.
A farm labourer, her family were travelling across the country looking for work when their car broke down. Sheltering in a pea-pickers camp, some 2,500 -3,500 people were stranded there after coming for work and being let down by the crop.
It summarised the plight of those Dustbowl Americans for whom the very land they lived by had given up on them.
Commissioned by the extensive Farm Security Administration project, Lange’s image realised the brief; after publication, public sympathy sped government aid to the camp and prevented further starvation.
The kinship between Lange’s images and Steinbeck’s words illustrates that particular time but also speaks to today, insisting that the dispossessed be considered with all humanity; that there are stories behind their current plight.
In a letter from Steinbeck to Lange before her death in 1965, he writes: “There have been great ones in my time and I have been privileged to know some of them and surely you are among the giants. And if I, who am not religious, offer my prayers for you, it is because God did not beget prayers - prayers created Gods - and kept them in their places too. Bless you!
And thank you again for remembering...How I wish I may do it as gallantly as you.”
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