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China Girls

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I had never heard of them, but a little subplot in Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers was a first hint; meet the China Girls. Nowadays color timing is done digitally, but from the beginning of cinema until the 1990s film technicians used gray scales and color strips as reference to create a uniform color balance and tonal density for each reel. They also used the color of the China Girl‘s skin tones. These women (often lab […]

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     It is hard to describe the wonderful and weird BARONESS ELSA VON FREYTAG-LORINGHOVEN (1874–1927): A Dada poet, a vagabond, an anarchist, a shoplifter, a radical performer, a living Dada artwork, she dressed up in found objects (tin-can bras, shower curtain rings, live canaries around her neck). Marcel Duchamp said: She is not a futurist, she is the future. No spinsterlollypop for me! Yes! We have no bananas I got lusting palate I always […]

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Nellie Bly (1864 – 1922) was a writer, journalist, inventor and industrialist. Perhaps most famous for her trip around the world in less than eighty days, she undertook the trip to see if Jules Verne’s famous book could be turned into reality. In 1889 she started a journey of almost 25,000 miles around the globe that took her to England, France (meeting with Jules Verne), Italy, Ceylon, Singapore (buying a monkey), Hong Kong and Japan. […]

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Bertha Boynton Lum (1869 – 1954) was an American artist and printmaker. In the early 20th century she travelled to Japan to learn the art of wood block printing. She would return often to the land of the rising sun and often used Japanese folklore as the subject of her prints. She also lived in China in the 1920’s and helped to introduce wood block techniques in the west.       Song for today: […]