Mae Questel ca. 1930’s, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost

Mae Questel ca. 1930’s, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost.

AGNES MOOREHEAD aka Endora of "Bewitched".

real life Betty Boop

Lina Cavalieri, c1900, She was considered one the most beautiful woman in the world. As a young girl, she ran from the orphanage with a theatre group, made career as vaudeville singer first in Paris and soon all around Europe. In 1900 she debuted as opera singer, soon conquering the operahouses of Monte-Carlo, Paris and New York. She was famous for her hour-glass-like corsets, visible in photographs and portraits by Cesare Tallone and Giovanni Boldini.

Hitler called her "The most dangerous woman in Europe." At The Queens Head pub in Stepney, in London's East End, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother enjoyed a pint of bitter, which she pulled herself. (That's the much-missed late mother of QE II, who famously refused to leave London during the Blitz, or even to send her daughters to the safety of Canada, saying ""The children won't go without me. I won't leave the King. And the King will never leave."

Charlie Chaplin, age 23 in 1916, when he was already the star of more than fifty short films, including The Tramp.

Mae Questel - The cartoon voices of Betty Boop, Olive Oyl, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost. She also played Aunt Bethany in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. I knew that voice was familiar!

Helen Kane, the real live Betty Boop & also her voice.

Inside a dressing room at the Moulin Rouge, 1924

Olive Oatman was "the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States..." ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family. On the journey, the family were ambushed by a Native American tribe, who killed all but Olive, her Sister (who lated died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). After being sold to another tribe, as a slave, she was tattooed (tattoo) and taken in as "one of their own". She was 'rescued' 5 years later.

the historic image of Burke, Billie, Miss. She played the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz. It was taken in the early 1900's.

Billie Burke {Glinda the good witch}

Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father and narrowly escaped death herself on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on Sptember 11, 2001.

Fascinating post about WWII brothels in Hawaii: "Jean O’Hara, spearheaded a strike which lasted three weeks in July 1942, demanding the basic human rights of American citizens. The prostitutes pointed out that their work was vital to the war effort, and they had already collectively purchased 132,000 dollars in war bonds..."

She is still the beautiful, one and only Gerber Baby.

Alcohol, discovered by Prohibition agents during a raid on an illegal distillery, pours out of upper windows of three-story storefront in Detroit during Prohibition, 1929” (Retronaut)

Olive Oatman, given facial tattoo by Native Americans who abducted her in the 1850s - This is the very same tattoo represented on AMC's Series "Hell on Wheels" !! my thoughts exactly

vintage 1920s Nina Mae McKinney black movie star

Rosemary Kennedy. Received a lobotomy at age 23 for supposed mood swings and stormy personality. After the surgery Rosemary was reduced to an infantile mentality that left her incontinent and staring blankly at walls for hours. Her verbal skills were reduced to unintelligible babble. In 1949, Rosemary moved to an institution and was visited on regular occasions by her sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively.