kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
I've fallen a bit in love with this image by Masterji, and wanted to share it.


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kindkit: Haddock and Tintin kissing; Haddock is in leather gear (Tintin: gay icon)
It seems today is going to be the day when I post enough to make up for the almost two weeks since I last posted.

So. This photo of Cary Grant lighting Randolph Scott's cigarette with his own (on the beach, in the twilight) may be the most romantic image I have ever seen.

click here to see )

And this was a publicity photo! Arranged and paid for by the studio, which wanted to emphasize the supposedly un-Hollywood-like quiet domesticity of Grant and Scott's lives as housemates. It's got to be the definition of "hiding in plain sight," and I imagine the studio just wanted to deflect the suspiciousness of two wealthy, successful movie stars choosing to live together. Still, I'm not sure the message these photos actually send--which is pretty much "we're in love!"--is quite the one the studio intended.
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Dear Project Gutenberg,

You might want to redesign your thumbnail logo--you know, the one that shows up when someone googles you, and also at the corner of the browser tab?--so that it looks less like a Nazi swastika.


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Really, who thought that was a good idea?

guh

Aug. 5th, 2013 06:05 pm
kindkit: Haddock and Tintin kissing; Haddock is in leather gear (Tintin: gay icon)
Below the cut is a still from the 1925 film Le Prince Charmant. Worksafe, but sexy as hell, at least if you're me.

Click here for the photo )

cool thing

Aug. 1st, 2013 02:00 pm
kindkit: Two cups of green tea. (Fandomless: Green tea)
Photographer Gabriele Galimberti has a project showcasing grandmothers from around the world and their cooking. Each woman is photographed with the ingredients for her special dish, and then there's a photo of the finished dish. And there are recipes (click on "More Info" below each photo). In true grandmother tradition, the recipes often don't give quantities, and sometimes ingredient names are untranslated and (to me) unfamiliar, but I'd certainly like to try cooking some of these. (I must admit to a particular fondness for Grace Estibero, of Mumbai, India, who suggests buying a premade masala for her chicken vindaloo: "Just buy it! Extremely easy, isn't it?")

Delicatessen with love.
kindkit: Two British officers sitting by a river; one rests his head on the other's shoulder. (Fandomless: officers by a river)
Rotha Lintorn-Orman, driver with the Women's Reserve Ambulance during the First World War and founder in 1923 of the British Fascisti, the first fascist party in the UK. Disturbingly hot.

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I found this picture in a really interesting article about Mary Richardson, a militant suffragette in early 20th century and a fascist supporter by the 1930s.
kindkit: Two naked men having sex in the grass (Fandomless: Men in a field)
In today's edition of "Nazi Propaganda or Gay Porn?" I offer this remarkable photograph by Leni Riefenstahl (yes, that Leni Riefenstahl) of, I presume, an athlete who was competing in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

It's called In der Sauna )
kindkit: Images of Mycroft's tie, eyes, and cane. (Sherlock: Mycroft is proper)
Welcome to another installment of "Christopher Neame wears interesting hats." This time, he's in Romeo and Juliet (and is very good in it--this and Colditz are the best acting I've seen from him). R&J is among my least favorite Shakespeare plays, so I confess to mostly only watching the scenes he was in and screencapping them for your delectation.

pics below the cut )

not quite

Aug. 16th, 2012 10:15 am
kindkit: Text: im in ur history emphasizin ur queerz (Fandomless: Queer history)
Tumblr: Good source for interesting historical photos, terrible source for correct information about them. This is not Kaiser Wilhelm II, any more than these dashing young women are actually Rosa Luxemburg, Simone de Beauvoir, and Emma Goldman. (The mod of the latter Tumblr says that they assumed the image title was just a joke; maybe it is, but most of the people gleefully reposting the image don't seem to have caught on.)
kindkit: Text icon: "British officers do not cuddle each other. (Not when there are people watching, anyway.") ('Allo 'Allo: British officers do not cud)
This is a present for [livejournal.com profile] halotolerant, although other people might like it too (Dick is beautiful!). It's even more lascivious, m/m slash-focused, and OTP-ish than my previous Colditz primer and picspam. This may be a bug or a feature, depending on your tastes.

Under the cut are quite a few pictures drawn from Colditz episodes through 1x07, "Lord, Didn't It Rain."

you know you want to see the prettiness )
kindkit: Text icon: "British officers do not cuddle each other. (Not when there are people watching, anyway.") ('Allo 'Allo: British officers do not cud)
On a happier note than my previous post (locked because boringly personal), here is a picture demonstrating that British (?)1 officers (?)2 do sometimes cuddle each other.

rather sweet First World War-era photo under the cut )
kindkit: Text icon: "British officers do not cuddle each other. (Not when there are people watching, anyway.") ('Allo 'Allo: British officers do not cud)
This is relevant to all my interests:

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I got it from Deviates Inc., a marvellous Tumblr of queer images (there's an RSS feed for it on DreamWidth created by yours truly; note that some images are NSFW). I traced the photo back through the intarwebs as far as BuzzFeed, but there doesn't seem to be any identifying information anywhere. Adding to my frustration, I can't see enough of the uniform to be sure of nationality, although the stand collar has me thinking Soviet dress uniform. Anyone have any ideas about nationality or date? (If it is Soviet, the kiss isn't necessarily an indication that the men are a couple--my understanding it was, perhaps still is, not unusual in Russia for men to kiss on the lips as an expression of friendship--but, hey, that also doesn't prove they're not a couple, right?)


While I'm posting images, have a couple of beautiful 1930s menswear advertisements )
kindkit: Third Doctor, captioned: dedicated follower of fashion (Doctor Who: Three fashionable)
Have some more pictures of Christopher Neame! First, a few from the 1983 miniseries The Cleopatras, in which he played Mark Antony. I'm afraid the image quality is not great because they're from a VHS rip.

Sometimes he wears a diadem, sometimes he doesn't wear much at all. Nor do the people in the background. NSFW. )
kindkit: Third Doctor, captioned: dedicated follower of fashion (Doctor Who: Three fashionable)
Have another picture of Christopher Neame in an astonishing hat. This one's from "Shada," the unaired 1980 Doctor Who story written by Douglas Adams:

must be clicked to be believed )
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Default)
I'm skimming through random shows with Christopher Neame in them. Here's a screenshot from an episode of The Protectors, which aired in 1974. Neame played a baddie in stylin' 1970s fashions (and, from what I could tell, the same car as Peter Guillam in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy).

Awesome image below the cut is awesome )
kindkit: Sherlock Holmes, with overlaid computer screen text: no access (Sherlock: no access)
I feel compelled to show you all my new desktop wallpaper: image under the cut )
kindkit: Sherlock Holmes, with overlaid computer screen text: no access (Sherlock: no access)
1) Out of random curiosity, watch a talk show appearance by Benedict Cumberbatch.

2) Discover that in interviews Benedict Cumberbatch is low-key, modest, charming, thoughtful, and well-spoken.

3) Discover that some of the alienness of his appearance on Sherlock must be due to make-up, lighting, and body language, and that he is also capable of looking like this: picture below the cut )

4) Fall in love with Benedict Cumberbatch.

5) Discover that he is straight. Feel sad about this.

6) Decide to WATCH ALL THE THINGS he's in anyway. Or at least the ones that don't focus on a heterosexual relationship his character's having.

ETA: 7) Decide to prove my cred by mentioning that, although my crush is new, I first noticed Benedict Cumberbatch when he was in Amazing Grace. I posted a review in early 2007 that mentions Cumberbatch's excellent performance as William Pitt.
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
I'm trying to find a way to interpret this image )

I think I need an icon of this, but I don't want all the text. Could one of you lovely folks help out? I'd like the text (and the speech bubble, if possible) and the retreating professor to go away, and a new text that says "mon cher." (Try not to laugh: Haddock calls Tintin that in canon more than once.)

In return I will write you a drabble/ficlet of your choice (within the limits of fandoms etc. I'm able to write).

ETA: I have many beautiful icons to choose from now. You folks rock! Thank you so much.

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