Wednesday, 29 April 2020

1282) Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard (born Marion Levy; 1910 – 1990). American actress, child fashion model and performer in several Broadway productions as a Ziegfeld Girl; she became a major star of Paramount Pictures in the 1940s. Her most notable films were her first major role, as Charlie Chaplin's leading lady in Modern Times and Chaplin's subsequent film The Great Dictator. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in So Proudly We Hail! (1943). Her husbands included Charlie Chaplin, Burgess Meredith and Erich Maria Remarque.

- "She was wearing her red hair shoulder length and I asked if she considered cutting it."…/my-beauty-hints-pau…/

- "... but I was surprised to see that Paulette Goddard had reddish hair and freckles."…

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

1281) Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya

Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya (1869 – 1939). Russian Bolshevik and wife of Vladimir Lenin.
Krupskaya was born into a noble family that had descended into poverty, and she developed strong views about improving the lot of the poor. At one Marxist discussion group, she met Lenin who was soon exiled to Siberia, where she was allowed to join him, on condition that they married. This could suggest a marriage of convenience, though they remained loyal. Following the 1917 Revolution, Krupskaya was at the forefront of the political scene. From 1922–1925, she was aligned with Stalin, Zinoviev and Kamenev against Trotsky's Left Opposition, though she later fell out with Stalin. She was deputy education commissar from 1929 to 1939, with strong influence over the Soviet educational system, including the development of Soviet librarianship.

- "A sturdy, healthy, curious, joyous child of five with dark red hair that escaped her braids..."…/for_you_madam_lenin.htm

- "Her regular features were framed by dark red hair..."…

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

1280) Robert M. Lamp

Robert M. Lamp (1866–1916). American realtor, insurance agent and Madison City Treasurer.
He was a boyhood friend of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed for him the Robert M. Lamp House (1903), a residence at 22 N. Butler Street in Madison, Wisconsin.

- "... Wright called Lamp "Pinky" or "Ruby" because of his red hair..."

- "He had a good large head well covered with coarse, bright-red hair."…

- "Robie had red hair and blue eyes and freckles..."…

Sunday, 12 April 2020

1279) Margaret Huston Carrington

Margaret Huston Carrington (1877 - 1942). Canadian singer and voice teacher.
She studied in Paris, London, Germany and Italy, with leading singers and teachers of the day, including Jean de Reszke, Emma Calvé and Nellie Melba.
In 1903 she began a career as a recitalist, but at the height of it an accident permanently injured her vocal cords (she choked on a fishbone). At the outbreak of First World War she returned to New York, where, in 1915, she married William Carrington, a wealthy, Toledo-born retired grain merchant, twnty-two years her senior.
She then devoted herself to teaching. Her students included numerous opera singers and actors, such as her brother, actor and singer Walter Huston (father of director John Huston), Alred Lunt, Orson Welles and Lillian Gish. 

- "Of medium height, solidly built, with red-gold hair and compelling blue eyes..."…

- "She had red-gold hair and blue eyes that could stare a pupil into compliance."…

Saturday, 4 April 2020

1278) Nana Bryant

Nana Irene Bryant (1888 – 1955). American film, stage, and television actress. She appeared in more than 100 films between 1935 and 1955.
She also played on Broadway, appearing in the then non-singing role of Morgan le Fay in Rodgers and Hart's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, before working in films. Her other Broadway credits included Marriage Is for Single People (1945), Baby Pompadour (1934), A Ship Comes In (1934), The First Apple (1933), The Dubarry (1932), The Stork is Dead (1932), Heigh-Ho, Everybody (1932), The Padre (1926), The Wild Rose (1926), No More Women (1926), The Firebrand (1924).
On television, Bryant played Connie's mother in The First Hundred Years and Mrs. Nestor in Our Miss Brooks. She also made several appearances as the mother of Margaret Williams (Jean Hagen) during the first three seasons of Make Room for Daddy.

- "Red-haired Nana Bryant played on Broadway..."…

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

1277) Meijer de Haan

Meijer Isaac de Haan (1852 – 1895). Dutch painter.
He was born into a successful Jewish family of biscuit manufacturers, close to the study of religion, music and art.
In 1888 he went to Paris to continue his studies. There he met Pissarro, Theo van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, whom De Haan accompanied to Le Pouldu, on the coast of Brittany.
Here had a liaison with Marie Henry, the owner of the seaside hotel-café Buvette de la plage, where De Haan and Gauguin lodged in 1890–1891. They covered the walls of the dining area with impressionist murals, which were only papered over in the 1920s. Since their discovery, the murals have been restored and sold.
Today, the bar Buvette de la plage has been restored to its former appearance, with modern reproductions installed to replace the original wall paintings.
In 2010, the Musée d'Orsay staged an exhibition of De Haan's work, called A Master Revealed: Meijer de Haan.

- "Nearly the same age, both men were Dutch, red-haired, multilingual amd well-read.…

- "De Haan, a hunchback with carrot-red hair, exchanged his sober, cover-up city suits for open-necked shirts and patterned scarves.…/art-review-on-a-shoestring-search…