Hyperallergic has a piece on Soviet children’s books between 1920 and 1935, with images from Inside the Rainbow: Russian Children’s Literature 1920-35: Beautiful Books, Terrible Times. “The 1920s in Russia weren’t exactly what people had hoped they would be. After the 1917 Russian Revolution brought down the old regime […]
So Bad So Good has a gallery of images from “sinister and macabre” Parisian nightclubs from the 1920s.
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“In 1929, the Russians produced their first talkie, the snappily titled The Five Year Plan for Great Works. The possibility of synchronized sound inspired a trio of pioneers, composer Arseny Avraamov, animator Mikhail Tsihanovsky and engineer Evgeny Sholpo who were fascinated by the curved loops, arcs and waveforms […]
In 1934, following the death of Lenin, one of the new rulers of the Soviet Union identified a “conspiracy” in the upper echelons of Soviet government and began a series of murderous purges that left hundreds of officials, labor leaders, intellectuals, artists, and most importantly his personal enemies […]
At The Telegraph, Tim Lusher writes about Saddam Goes to Hollywood (2016), a documentary about the making of Clash of Loyalties (1981): “[A]ccording to a documentary to be aired tonight, one film, made 35 years ago in the Arabian desert, had a real tyrant at the helm: Saddam […]