Sunday, 30 June 2013

Michael Pitt

Michael Pitt is an American actor, known for his roles in Bernardo Bertolucci's ''Dreamers'' and  Jimmy Darmody in ''Boardwalk Empire''.Michael was born in West Orange,New Jersey.In 1999 he made his off-Broadway debut.Pitt appeared in TV show like ''Law & Order'',''54'' and ''The Hi-Life''.In 2004 he appeared in Asia Argento's ''The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things'' and in 2005 he played role of Kurt Cobain in Gus Van Sant's ''Last Days''.His main role is Matthew in ''Dreamers''.Later he worked with  Keira Knightley(Silk),Tim Roth and Naomi Wats (Funny Games) and Steve Buscemi(Delirious,Boardwalk Empire).In 2012 he became new face of Prada's men's clothes.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Cecil Beaton

 Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer,diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.
Hired by Vogue as contributing photographer.
Appointed Royal Court photographer.
During the Second World War Beaton was initially posted to the Ministry of Information and given the task of recording images from the home front. 1942 Beaton was loaned to the Air Ministry for three months to photograph the Middle East, and "The Near East" came out of this in 1943. 
Wins an oscar for costume design for Gigi. 
Wins an Oscar for costumes costume design and art direction for My Fair Lady.
Beaton receives the knighthood.
Beaton dies at the age of 76.


 Costume design by Cecil Beaton for Vivien Leigh in Anna Karenina (1947).

 Cecil Beaton and Jean Shrimpton at Reddish House, photographed by David Bailey for British Vogue, 1965.
 Charles James ball gowns, photographed by Cecil Beaton for American Vogue, 1948.