Monday, April 11, 2011

We're moving

The Google AdSense Team has sent me an email warning me that one of my other blogs, Old Paint, has pornography and/or adult content. As an example, they referred me to the 1932 label, in which one may find these two paintings:

I was told that unless I remove those images they can not continue to allow me to display ads on that or indeed on any other of my blogs that also contain images of nudity - which is perfectly possible, seeing as I love art.

I would have liked to contact whoever is the decider in the AdSense team, to inform him/her that neither Tamara de Lempicka nor François-Emile Barrauda were pornographers, nor did they produce anything other than quality content (not to say there is no quality porn) - but the same mind that could not tolerate the sight of these works of art understandably will also not tolerate to be contacted. They appear to be spooked by many things with no rational motive.

In this the AdSense team is not alone. For example, the team in charge of supervising the content of blogs has become sadly known for its tendency to feel upset over gay sites (including those that, like mine, are not pornographic) deleting them without justifying so to their authors - which makes perfect sense for, in truth, how does one justify a morally indefensible aversion? How does one justify a prejudice?

Seeing as it's not possible to talk to these people, nor would they understand me if I did, and they'd just get emotionally stressed for nothing if I were to do so; and seeing as I would not wish to cause any more emotional distress to people who already worry themselves so much over things that don't matter, I thought it best to simply transfer all my blogs to Tumblr, something which was very easy to do and not a bother at all.

And it's done! The new address is Mid-Century and there I will continue to do much the same that I've been doing here. So if you've liked it so far, just follow the link.

I'd like to thank Blogger for having served me so well throughout these years and I hope those responsible for these reprehensible decisions keep taking the pills. See you soon! :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rose Milk, 1953

Click image for 1446 x 2146 size. Scanned from Brazillian mag Fon Fon, No. 2437, 26 December 1953. Image kindly donated by Ciana Bodini.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Aimée, 1947

Click image for 1106 x 1522 size. Século Ilustrado, No. 482, March 29 1947.

Brazillian actress Aimée visits Lisbon, Portugal.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Arthur Leipzig, Rain, 1954

Rain, 1954, originally uploaded by John McNab.
Via Flickr:

Arthur Leipzig (born October 25, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American photographer who specializes in street photography and is known for his photographs of New York City.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Réussite nail varnish, 1950s

Réussite nail varnish, 1950s
Réussite nail varnish, 1950s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 810 x 1024 size. Scanned from a Film Complet magazine, 21-9-50. Via Agence eureka.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Século Ilustrado, No. 482, March 29 1947

Click image for 1088 x 1522 size.

An Egipcian wedding. Clothes made from glass fibre.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Goa, India, 1947

Click image for 1100 x 1523 size. Século Ilustrado, No. 482, March 29 1947.

At the time a colony in the Portuguese empire.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor, Lustre-Creme Shampoo, 1957

Lustre-Creme Shampoo, 1957
Lustre-Creme Shampoo, 1957, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

R. I. P., Elizabeth Taylor.

Click image for 616 x 883 size. Scanned from Taschen's All-American Ads of the 50s.

"Hollywood's favorite Lustre-Creme Shampoo...

Yes, Elizabeth Taylor uses Lustre-Creme Shampoo. It's the favorite of 4 out of 5 top Hollywood movie stars!

It never dries your hair! Lustre-Creme Shampoo is blessed with lanolin... foams into rich lather, even in hardest water... leaves hair so easy to manage.

It beautifies! For soft, bright, fragrantly clean hair - without special after-rinses - choose the shampoo of America's most glamorous women. Use the favorite of Hollywood movie stars - Lustre-Creme Shampoo.

Never Dries - it Beautifies!

Elizabeth Taylor
co-starring in M-G-M's
Raintree County
Filmed in M-G-M Camera 65 and Color"

French actress Maria Mauban, 1951

ecran n335, originally uploaded by pilllpat (agence eureka).
L'Écran Français, No. 335, December 1951.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Japanese White face Powder, 1940s

Japanese White face Powder, 1940s
Japanese White face Powder, 1940s, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Click image for 724 x 1000 size. Scanned from Taschen's "Japanese Beauties".

"White powder that is the 'newest in the world'" (Thanks to Paula Wirth and Michi for translating!)

Friday, March 18, 2011