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All posts from Paul Sorene - Page 11

11th September '16 1 2021

Sex, Slavery And A Father's Rotting Corpse: The Secret of Diary William Byrd II, Gentlemen And Planter (1907 - 1912)

"I had my father's grave open to see him," Byrd wrote, "but he was so wasted there was not anything to be distinguished. I ate fish for dinner"...

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Newfangled Diamond Portraits (1890s)

"I have this idea that photo genres spread like fads," says John Van Noate. "You went to visit your Cousin Minnie in Buffalo and she had one of these newfangled diamond photos.."

10th September '16 1 831

Benjamin Franklin Forced Enlightenment On Isolated Prisoners Inside The World's First Penitentiary

'Thrown into solitude... [the prisoner] reflects. Placed alone, in view of his crime, he learns to hate it...'

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The Rolling Stones' All Night Rave: Alexandra Palace 6th June 1964

On 26th June 1964 the Rolling Stones played an All Night Rave at London's Alexandra Palace...

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Audrey, Celia, and Olive's Joyous Days At The Beach (1927-1928)

"No matter how often I view these images, the exuberance and sheer joy expressed in these children's faces never fails to brighten my day and make me smile."

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Lady Day And Mister: Billy Holiday's Canine Partners In Crime

Jazz singer Eleanora Faganm, aka Billie Holiday and Lady Day, (April 7, 1915–July 17, 1959) loved her dog, Mister...

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William P. Gottlieb's Mirror Images From The Golden Age Of Jazz (1938 - 1948)

Writer and photographer William P. Gottlieb documented the jazz scene in New York City and Washington, D.C., from 1938 to 1948, a time seen as the "Golden Age of Jazz".

6th September '16 1 2957

Sassy Women In 1970s New York Purgatory, By Meryl Meisler

"You can never go to heaven, the best you can do is purgatory”

5th September '16 1 828

Andy Warhol Eats A Burger King And Asks 'Where is the beautiful McDonald's?'

Andy Warhol never did shill for Burger King. But in 1981 he did eat a burger on camera for an art film made by Danish poet, novelist, filmmaker and Tour De France TV commentator Jorgen Leth.

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The Bogus Magazine Story That Gave Birth To Saturday Night Fever

The June 7, 1976 issue of New York Magazine featured the story Tribal Rights of Saturday Night. Nik Cohn had an insight into a new youth culture. He introduced us to Vincent, the "Ultimate Face"...