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    Vasili Blokhin, known as history’s most prolific executioner, the Soviet Major-General personally shot and killed more than 10,000 people during Stalin’s purges and the Second World War.

    Debbie Juvenile at Linda Ashby’s flat in the St. James Hotel, 1976. Photo by Ray Stevenson. The Bromley Contingent | Tumblr

    Curse of the Faceless Man, 1958

    Jackie Kennedy, 1971 by Peter Beard

    Linda Vista Community Hospital. Now closed, this hospital acts as a location to film horror themed movies, T.V. shows and music videos. Movies and T.V shows like Buffy, Insidious 2, and Suicide Kings have been filmed here. It has also become the subject of several paranormal investigations.

    1910s-1920s: Vintage Film Makeup Tutorial

    Lips from the 1920s

    Woman Sitting wearing an artificial leg crafted by James Gillingham, c. 1890 - 1900. © Science Museum

    from the Charles Lentz & Sons Illustrated Catalog of Surgical Instruments, 1915

    Opium den, the fact is they were getting opium, morphene and weed in their medicines from the doctors.

    The good old days of mid-century psychiatry - prescription for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley's first ever indoor concert at the Florida Theatre in DTJax (by Robert W. Kelley) - looks like Liv and Sam @ one direction - some things never change...

    Edna "Rabbits" Murray (1898–1966) was a Depression-era outlaw and partner of Volney Davis during the early 1930s. Although popularly known to the press as the "Kissing Bandit" for her habit of kissing male robbery victims, she was known in the underworld as "Rabbits" for her skill as an escape artist. Her sister Doris O'Connor (or Vinta Stanley) lived with outlaw Jess Doyle, a member of the Barker Gang.

    Bettie Page’s mugshot from October 29th 1972. Many of Bettie’s fans don’t seem to know that she left the pinup world and became a religious fanatic. Years later she was diagnosed as schizophrenic and eventually spent over 11 years in a state mental institution because she stabbed three people. A husband and wife the first time, and her 66 year old roommate the second time because she said “God inspired her to do it”.

    Charles Nègre: Imperial Asylum for the feeble-minded, Paris, c.1860.

    Loana the Blood thirster. 1909. suicide by purposely ingesting large quantities of her own blood .

    white mask


    Little Edie, almost smiling, in her kitchen, of which she may be proud...or not. Only Little Edie knows.

    Nellie Bly: faked insanity to study a mental institution from within

    Susan Joice arrested for larceny - at North Shields Police Station on 18th August 1903

    Lipstick stencil. I can see me making a total mess of the application. Is applying lipstick really that difficult?

    practising her pokerface

    We've come a long way baby.... Permanent Wave Curler, 1935