Ziegfeld Girls were the showgirls from Florenz Ziegfeld's theater shows known as the Ziegfeld Follies, which were based on the Folies Bergère of Paris.
This set features the portraits of Alfred Cheney Johnston, who is known for taking portraits of the Ziegfield girls as well as other actors/actresses of the 1920s/1930s. If you are interested in the stories of these girls or want to see more portraits of Ziegfield girls, you should get Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston from Amazon.
You know you are an icon when people everywhere know you by your first name. That is most definitely the case with Madonna. I wasn't old enough to appreciate Madonna when she was in her prime as the Queen of Pop, but most definitely am now. Here are some beautiful photos to celebrate.
Allan Teger's Bodyscapes series, which started in 1976, creates beautiful landscapes out of miniature figures and nude bodies. The bodies form everything from lakes, to mountains, to golf courses. Teger was initially a psychologist and academic counselor and taught about altered realities, subjective reality and mystical consciousness, which he has incorporated into his artistic work.
Lovely photo series of Frances Bean Cobain by Hedi Slimane.
"It's hard not to talk about her very public beef with mom Courtney Love, or what it's like to grow up as the heir and legacy of one of rock and roll's most tortured souls, her father Kurt Cobain. But Frances Bean Cobain—named as such, as rock legend goes, after Seattle's Frances Farmer and the fact that she looked like a bean as a baby—has done remarkably well avoiding publicity. Which, despite the air of tragedy and complexity around her, is kind of a shame, because as Hedi Slimane's recent photo shoot depicts, she's a magnetic and alluring young lady..." - MTV Style
This is one of the amazing sets that Bert Stern took with Marilyn Monroe at the Hotel Bel Air before her tragic death. You can buy Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting at Amazon, which has more amazing shots of her last session. You can also look forward to a few posts in the future featuring more shots from this sessionl.