Tag: photography

Wall Street, New York, 1960 (b/w photo) / Photo © Neil Libbert
Art, Culture, What's On

Solo exhibition: Neil Libbert

This Summer, visit Neil Libbert‘s first major solo exhibition at the Michel Hoppen Gallery.  Here, we take a look at the photographer’s life and work. Libbert’s work as a photojournalist and freelance photographer looks back in time, presenting life for ordinary people and celebrities in a personal and intimate way, with […]

Art, Culture, History

Et tu, Brute?

Feeling stabbed in the back by politics? Villain or revolutionary, some of history’s most colourful characters had two faces. Often appearing next to the most powerful players of all time, traitors and acts of treason can alter the course of history for good or ill. Marcus Junius Brutus (85-42 B.C.) and Nelson […]

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Art, Culture, History

The Psychology of Performing Arts

Shakespeare, Marlowe, Racine, Moliere, Chekhov… famous playwrights  whose plays are still performed today and reinterpreted by directors and actors around the world. They were key in transforming many aspects of everything we know as theatre and drama. In the 20th century there continue to be notable practitioners who have invented new methods for actors to use […]

EVB2954971 HOLLYWOODLAND SIGN, 1930's, original sign in the Hollywood Hills, CA; (add.info.: HOLLYWOODLAND SIGN, 1930's, original sign in the Hollywood Hills, CA); Photo © Everett Collection; CANNOT BE LICENSED IN US, JAPAN OR SWEDEN;  out of copyright
Culture, History

The Golden Age of Hollywood(land)

Hollywood, which represented not just a city, but also an industry, a lifestyle and, increasingly, an aspiration, was officially crowned when the “Hollywoodland” sign was erected in July 1923. The idea for the iconic sign originally came from H.J. Whitley, a real estate magnate, as an outdoor advertising campaign for a […]