Bonjour! Je m'appelle Alexandra. I am a violinist from the Pittsburgh area. The Victorian and Edwardian eras fascinate me but I always end up reenacting the late 18th Century/ early 19th century. I'm obsessed with the Titanic and other ocean liners as well as steamboats. I collect vintage items as well.
At The Ball by Václav Brozík (Detail)
Ophüls’s images are perfect crystals. Their facets are oblique mirrors…And the mirrors are not content with reflecting the actual image, but constitute the prism, the lens where the split image constantly runs after itself to connect up with itself…On the track or in the crystal, the imprisoned characters bustle, acting and acted on…Crystalline perfection lets no outside subsist: there is no outside of the mirror or the film set, but only an obverse where the characters who disappear or die go, abandoned by life which thrusts itself back into the film set.
- Cinema 2 by Gilles Deleuze
Le plaisir directed by Max Ophüls
Robert Capa. Café de Flore, place St Germain des Prés, Paris, 1952
Paris 1955 Photo: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson photographs a girl at a Parisian cafe 1969
Maurice Chevalier et Mistinguett aux Folies Bergère, 1910s.
Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier in One Hour with You (1932)