Dali, Photographer unknown.

What was Salvidor attempting to achieve through his wonderful art? Salvador Dali photographed by Philippe Halsman 1947

David Bowie and Mick Ronson on stage during the Ziggy Stardust tour, December 1972-January 1973.Bowie is wearing a pair of Platform Shoes decorated with palm trees by Pelican Footwear, New York~ Photo by Mick Rock ;))

David Bowie & Mick Ronson on stage during the Ziggy Stardust tour, December 1972 / January Bowie is wearing a pair of platform shoes decorated with palm trees by Pelican Footwear, New York.

henri matisse

varietas: “ Léonide Massine & Henri Matisse, with a man size bird costume for Le Chant du Rosignol or The Song of The Nightingale; a ballet by Igor Stravinsky, first performed by Diaghilev Ballet.

Leslie Arthur Julien Hutchinson, known as Hutch (7 March 1900 – 18 August 1969), was one of the biggest cabaret stars in the world during the 1920s and 1930s.

Leslie Arthur Julien Hutchinson, known as Hutch March 1900 – 18 August was one of the biggest cabaret stars in the world during the and

Mr. Pearl in one of his 18″ corsets, (before he started wear corsets he had a 30″ waist) which he have been wearing day and night the last ten years. -Apparently corsets aren't only for women!

Mr. Pearl – A corsetted vision

Corsetry has been the foundation of all women’s clothing over the ages. It’s important that people should not forget this, elegance requires a foundation…. These days people are …

Gabriel García Márquez  -  March 6, 1927- April 17, 2014 Courtesy from firsttimeuser

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera

Kiki Preston was an American socialite, a member of the infamous Happy Valley set, and the alleged mother of a child born out of wedlock with Prince George, Duke of Kent. Notorious for her drug addiction, which earned her the nickname "the girl with the silver syringe", and she was a fixture of the Paris and New York high social circles. Her life was marred by several tragic losses and her own mental problems, which eventually led to her suicide at 48.

Alice Gwynne 1898 – 23 December 1946 “Kiki” Preston When one attempts to “breathe life” she was also a drug addict.(also had affair with Prince George)

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (22 October 1870 – 20 March 1945), nicknamed Bosie, was a British author, poet and translator, better known as the intimate friend and lover of the writer Oscar Wilde. Much of his early poetry was Uranian in theme, though he tended, later in life, to distance himself from both Wilde's influence and his own role as a Uranian poet.

"To clutch life's hair, and thrust one naked phrase Like a lean knife through the ribs of time" - Lord Alfred Douglas, Bosie

Franz Liszt, composer, c1880 - Photographer: PAUL NADAR, Paris

Franz Liszt, composer, Photographer: Paul Nadar, Paris People (Thanks, BSD.

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