maria germanova as the witch. l'oiseau bleu (the blue bird) is a 1908 play by belgian author maurice maeterlinck. it premiered on 30 september 1908 directed by konstantin stanislavski's at his moscow art theatre.
Vintage hippo power (via The League Of Endangered Oddities). ... Not exactly what you'd call cute and cuddly ... (Does anyone know anything more about this photo? Was this hippo a circus oddity? Aren't hippos supposed to be incredibly dangerous animals?)