An entry to Sepia Saturday. "Using old images as prompts for new reflections".
Photo of 1880 from the International Centre of Photography, New York
Subjects and photographer unknown
I came across this photograph by chance while looking for something else, irresistible to use this week. I can't decide if this is a hallway or a backdrop but they are having fun with this whimsical shot. Who knows they may be about to run out of the door and start batting balls about. Peering through those strings is a similarity of face that makes me think they are a family. The boy's clothing at the back makes him looks as though he could have wandered in from the 21st century to join the photographic experience.
From one posed shot to another
Dolores del Rio (1905-1983) had a long career in film, theatre and television although at the time of this photo, at the end of the 1930s, was not finding roles in Hollywood and continued her career in Mexico for the next two decades, returning to the US in 1960 to make 'Flaming Star' starring Elvis Presley. George Bernard Shaw was quoted as saying the two most beautiful things in the world were the Taj Mahal and Dolores del Rio. Despite it being said her beauty routine was that of a diet of orchid petals and sleeping 16 hours a day
Zsa Zsa Gabor and John Hann, Long Beach TTA Presidentwe enter the world of Zsa Zsa Gabor. Not sure what husband number she is up to at the time of this photograph but she is dressed for any occasion, those puff sleeves serving to distract her opponent as she flips the ball across the net.
Table Tennis photographs from Larry Hodge's addictive "Celebrities Play Table Tennis" page.