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Brigitte Bardot One of the Most Beautiful Women in the World, Icon. Natural Talent in Movies, Music, Fashion. 'Brigeton' as her father called her, 'Ma Brizzi' as her nanny Dada l'Itallienne called her. Braces, glasses, slight strabismus: as a child, amblyopia, visual impairment in the left eye. She was not yet blonde and her eyes were brown. Brigitte Bardot didn't have what it took to become BB. She grew up on the rue Viollet, in the fifteenth arrondissement of Paris. Her father, Louis Bardot dit Pilou, an industrialist from Usines Bardot at the Origin of Air Liquide, is very fond of feminine beauty, a lot of poetry, publishing a book of Poetry, totally his daughter. Her mother, Anne-Marie Mucel, Toti, loves herself when they look at her, is sad to be a disturbed artist and, as the bourgeois morality of the time dictates, clings to being a housewife. Brigitte grew up in a deeply Catholic family, proud to be French. She grew up in a privileged environment. She and her sister, receive a severe education, evolve into the artistic universe. They walk in front of their father's camera, passionate about cinema, and watch the Tout-Paris parade in the family's apartment. The only mirror in which she liked herself a little was the one in the dance studio. That of the great Russian professor Boris Kniaseff. Exercising, there for several hours a day. Standing out from the rest of the kids. Her legs elongate, her muscles elongate, her chin lifts toward pride. Classical dance transforms clay into a statue that we like to contemplate. Hélène de Lazareff, priestess of ELLE magazine, a great friend of her mother, discovers the young beauty she so badly needs to embody the modern girl. At age 15, she appeared several times on the front page of the magazine. Are there any photographs that are not beautiful by BB? Director Marc Allégret notices this face and auditions for 'The Laurels are Cut'. She meets Marc Allégret's assistant, young Roger Vadim. Her parents initially opposed the relationship, and asked her to wait until she was 18 to marry him. 'My parents offered to have dinner with us. I remember the contrast between this bourgeois and luxurious dinner, with butler, candles and cutlery, and the presence of Vadim in a blouse with a shabby turtleneck and long hair. He looked like a gypsy and I was crazy about it,' says BB. His father consulted a seer, accompanied by Brigitte, the seer predicted that the name Bardot would cross oceans and travel the world, his father was happy, thinking that it would be his industry that would proportionate such fame, but he was wrong, guess who it was? The beautiful blonde continued taking fashion pictures for ELLE. She landed a role in Joan Boyer's 'Le trou normand', opposite Bourvil. Now guided by a manager, Olga Horstig. She starts making a lot of movies; 'Les grande manoeuvres', 'Cette sacrée gamine', La lumière d'en face'. On their honeymoon, with Vadim BB says, they went dancing: 'My hips were rolling, throwing I was hot, I got up, I imitated love to the crazy rhythm of the drums, it was like I was in another body!(. ..) Was good! I had gone crazy! That night Vadim decided to add to his film 'ET Dieu...créa lá femme', a scene in which I danced madly and shamelessly. This sequence would go around the world'... . The following year, for the Cannes Film Festival, she decided to lighten her hair... the golden blonde she was showing on the Croisette attracted all eyes and got funding for the Roger Vadim film. Et Dieu...create there femme. A few months later it made her an international star (First French film to hit the American box office) helped her launch the BB myth. From there she continued filming Jacques Charrier's 'Babette s'en va en guerre'. 'En cas de malheur' by Jean Gabin, 'La Vérité' by Raoul Lévy, 'Le Mépris' by Jean-Luc Godard. 'Une ravissant idiot' by Edouard Molinaro alongside Anthony Perkins. A documentary by Jacques Rozier's Bardot entitled 'Paparazzi'. For, Bardot has been harassed all her life by Paparazzis, describes the unleashing of the press around the star that appears as hunted prey. The duo she forms with Jeanne Moreau in "Viva Maria!" it is a worldwide secession. She became the muse of Serge Gainsbourg, who composed several famous titles for her (Harley Davidson, Bonnie & Clyde, Jé t'aime moi nom plus, Comic Strip). She agreed to lend her traits to "Comic Strip" Marianne Rodgers, heroine of Marvel 'Iron Man' (until then played by an anonymous person). And her bust, carved by Aslan, adorned every town hall in France. Her romance with Serge Gainsbourg was one of the most beautiful love stories. Reading the Biography of "BB", and of Serge Gainsbourg. I read that Serge had a real passion and adoration for Brigitte Bardot, (Jane Birkin, said the same in an interview, was very jealous of BB, but said she was, really beautiful). And Brigitte Bardot idolized him as a Poet, Composer etc. Serge called Brigitte Bardot, asking if I could write a song for her. Brigitte then invites him to her apartment, where he had a piano. At the meeting were silent, the composer begins to hum the words of "Harley Davidson". She is afraid to sing on stage. He asks if she has champagne. She says she always has one in the fridge. They have several glasses of champagne. Serge sees in front of his eyes a confident Brigitte Bardot, who sings the future hit with sensuality. Serge makes his dream come true! The next day he sent her a Box of Dom Pérignon. A story will have started on a background of golden bubbles. The romance will last for three months. Three months of pure happiness. One night, while resting in her arms, she asks Serge to compose the love song, the most beautiful one he could compose in all its power and poetry. In the middle of the night Serge, starts to compose on the piano, turns the night! "Je t'aime moi nom plus" is born! He shows Brigitte in the morning, who doesn't hesitate for a single second to record. As they say goodbye that day, Brigitte reports in her Biography that she cut her own finger and cut Serge's finger and she sealed their commitment, mixing the blood and writing on paper "Je t'aime moi nom plus". And he was amazed. But what was already! But faced with threats from her husband, the millionaire playboy Günther Sachs, Brigitte then asks Serge not to sell her. Recorded many years later by Jane Birkin, replacing BB. A situation that really hurt French icon Brigitte Bardot, saying "I thought I was going to die when I heard the Jane Birkin version. But it was in the order of things, I didn't object to it either. This song (version) fell on me like a stone in my heart". If the moments they spent together were idyllic, the situation for the then young Brigitte Bardot was difficult. Divided between her husband (who cheated on her constantly and walked with an entourage of beautiful Models at his side), and Serge Gainsbourg. So the romance with Serge ends. (But she soon separates from her husband Günther Sachs). Serge Gainsbourg was devastated. Bardot said, "Serge was tormented with the anguish of losing me. Every meeting was a miracle for him. He meant a lot to me, but the situation was untenable, hellish." In reverence for the actress of indisputable sex appeal, a devastated Serge Gainsbourg writes the "wonderful" album "Initials BB", (listen is the sublimation of Artista Gênio). That was later taken up in commercials by Guerlain (BB's favorite perfume). In the same year he wrote the lyrics for "Comment te dire adie" for Françoise Hardy. They remained eternal accomplices. To this day Brigitte Bardot says she hasn't forgotten him, when Serge died in 1991, she says she read a quote he wrote in a magazine "When Bardot left me, it was like someone ripped my heart out with their teeth." Serge Gainsbourg, built a Parisian House, rue de Verneuil, which is a masterpiece, all inspired by Surrealism. This House was dedicated to Brigitte Bardot, with whom he thought of living in this magnificent house. Serge found redemption in the arms of Jane Birkin. BB says "It was a crazy love, a love as we dreamed, a love that will stay in our memories". Even today when we talk about Gainsbourg we still associate Bardot with him... He made Michel Melville's film 'L'Ours Et la Poupée, with Jean Pierre Cassel. "Novices", where he met Annie Girardot, who became a faithful friend. 'Les Pétroleuses' alongside Claudia Cardinale. 'Boulevard Du Rhuncom' by Lino Ventura. 'Don Juan 73' by Roger Vadim. After a guest appearance in Nina Companeez's 1973 'L'histoire trés joyeuse de Colinot trousse-chemise', Brigitte Bardot announces that she is ending her film career. She stopped at age 38, at the height of her glory, saving her skin. She takes refuge in La Madrague, in Saint-Tropez. Dedicating himself exclusively to the defense of animals. She founded the Brigitte Bardot Association; she fights seal hunting, whaling, fur trading... she is the author of several books; her memoirs, published-Initiales BB (1996), Lê Carré by Pluton (1999), Um Cri dans le silence (2003), Porquoi? (2006). BB's Beauty is a reference in the fashion world, where all hunters and model scouts look for and need to find models always in the Brigitte Bardot beauty standard. I will mention examples: Laettita Casta, Gisele Bündchen, Claudia Schiffer etc. Always the BB standard for beauty. You noticed 'Madonna's split front teeth! As for Briggite Bardot's beautiful and staggering walk, the reason is because she had amblyopia, and she could only see with her right eye, the left didn't work. Aided by her haughtiness, acquired at Ballet. She was considered the most beautiful woman in the world. Hence the reference for choosing the Models. Listen to Any Album, by Briggite Bardot, it's a voice like no other. Watch any movie, you will see all her beauty and the beautiful figure in all of them. "She lives like everyone else, and she's not like anyone else," Jean Cocteau said of her.                            (To read + Articles 2020, 2021 Click Article Archives above, Click the month, scroll down, just read)

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Blade Runner, Movie, Science Fiction Classic, Timeless 1982 Ridley Scott. In the early 21st century, this is in a dystopian future, in 2019, a large Tirell Corporation, headquartered in two pyramid-shaped Towers. It develops Robots, which are more agile and stronger and much smarter than human beings. They are known as Replicants. They are used as slaves in the colonization and exploration of other planets. But when a group of more evolved robots riot in an off-Earth colony, stealing a spaceship and coming to Earth, this incident makes all Replicants illegal on Earth, under penalty of death. Since then, officers from an elite squad, known as the Blade Runner, have orders to shoot and kill Replicants found on Earth, but such an act is called Retirement or Removal. The fugitives of the rebellion are from the "Nexus 6" stage, Replicants, sophisticated androids, they are virtually identical to humans, but superior in almost everything. Their leader is Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), the most advanced and intelligent of the group, Zhora (Joanna Cassidy), a trained assassin, Priss (Daryl Hannah), a pleasure model and Leon (Brion James), the impassive. The "Nexus 6" models, although designed without emotions, are advanced to develop them over years, including hate and anger. But, their useful life is only 4 years, because of their implanted memories, they cannot live anymore, because from that point on they are so intelligent that they tend to develop human emotions and feelings, with the audacity to consider themselves Human. And ex-Blade Runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is in charge of hunting them down. The setting is Los Angeles, heavily industrialized, with people from all over the world in the same place, amply crowded, it rains constantly, the skies are always dark with dirt in the air, in the sky flying cars, giant zeppelins with advertisements, absurdly tall buildings of sizes unimaginable, advertising everywhere in 3D and other new technologies, giant billboards with moving faces and speakers, advertising Coca-Cola and other products. Deckard goes to Tyrell headquarters. While waiting, Dr. Tyrell (Joel Turkel) is greeted by the beautiful assistant, Rachel, beautiful and cool, like a porcelain doll, (Sean Young). Dr Tyrrel, appears and doubts Deckard's ability to distinguish Replicants from Humans. So, Rachel, you're going to be the one tested. 100 questions are asked, and she passes, but the machine alerts her that she is a Replicant. There are 20 to 30 questions to detect a normal replicant. Dr. Tyrell implanted his niece's memories in Rachel, and she doesn't know she's a Replicant. Rachel goes to Deckard's apartment to tell him she is not a Replicant, Deckard explains how she was designed. And She becomes his passion. The "Nexus 6" Replicants rebelled and came to Earth to find their Creator, because they want to live longer than 4 years. They are after the Reptilian, Dr. Tyrrel, owner of the Tyrrel Corporation and Creator of all Replicants. Seminal film, inspired by older classics "Metropolis (1926) and "Things to Come" (1936), but with a comprehensive vision of the future, which has influenced science fiction films ever since. Its main legacies are: giant global corporations, environmental decay, overcrowding, technological progress at the top, poverty or slavery at the bottom - and, oddly enough, a film noir vision. Much of the Original comes from the story of Philip K. Dick's book "Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" of the most extraordinary worlds ever created in a film. It's fascinating how a film noir, a genre born in the 1940s, has such a huge impact on the future. Soundtrack by Vangelis. The death scene of Replicant Roy Batty played by Rutger Hauer is one of the most beautiful in the film. The Replicants in their pain and anger, for the growing existential horror of being preprogrammed to die in just a few years, are more in touch with the human condition than humans are. film influenced many science fiction movies, video games, anime and television series. Considered one of the best science fiction movies of all time. Film Noir details are everywhere: Rachel's shoulder pads, the striped shadows cast by the shutters, the atmosphere of defeat, dreary apartments, jazz in the background, reflected neon rain (glimmering in the window or in the eyes). This film remains one of the most visually stunning in cinema history! I chose the best pictures of the Scenes, so you can have an idea of ​​the visual beauty of this Masterpiece of the Seventh Art. (To read + Articles 2020, 2021 Click above on Article Archives, Click on the month, scroll down and just read!)

Poster Blade Runner 1982     Rutger Hauer in one of the most beautiful Scenes of Blade Runner 1982 Harrison Ford and Sean Young - Scenes of Blade Runner 1982 Harrison Ford - Scenes of Blade Runner 1982 Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah - Scenes of Blade Runner 1982

Grace Jones Model Actress Singer, From Fashion to Music, Full Artist, Producer and Bond Girl. Many were inspired by it, but few can rival the fierce grandeur of this icon. Raised in Jamaica in Spanish Town in the 1950s in a Pentecostal home, it makes this nothing short of surprising. Jones' early years were her revolt, but it was the formation of an intrepid and defiant spirit. Her parents sought their fortune in America, leaving their children in the care of their maternal grandparents. All pastors, grandfather, father and brother. The grandparents ruled the offspring with an "iron fist" and a lot of conservatism. Grace refused to be intimidated. Years later, when she played the character May Day in the James Bond film A View to a Kill, she channeled the merciless gaze of the Grandparents. Parents took their children to Syracuse, New York, Grace already 13 years old. In his late teens, Jones embraced the 1960s American counterculture, moved to New York, immersing himself in a world fueled by music and drugs. She studied Theater at the State University of New York. At 18, she caught the eye of a Model scout, signing a contract with an Agency in New York. In the 70s, after being told that she would only succeed as a Model in America, if Europe first adopted her striking looks, she flew to Paris. She shared an apartment with Jerry Hall and Jessica Lange, frequenting the trendy Le Club Sept nightclub, became the center of attention. She has become part of the fashion elite, with friends like Karl Lagerfeld and model Pat Cleveland. At this time she appeared naked, except for a necklace of bones, at a party given to French politicians. The first time she tried ecstasy was under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Leary. She danced and sang with Cleveland at the clubs she frequented. Cleaveland insisted that she sing. She finally got a producer. Jerry Hall said, it was obvious her talent was outside the fashion world. "You can't be famous for long unless you keep changing," Andy Warhol wrote in his diary. 'Grace Jones is an example of this'. She signed to British label Island. Albums, 'Portfolio', Nightclubbing, three albums, disco evolution to a fusion of funk, reaggae and Rock New Wave. Her appearance underwent a surprising transformation under the direction of her then lover, Jean-Paul Goude. Born in Paris, Goude trained as an illustrator and worked in advertising. He moved to New York to be the Art Director for American Esquire. It was there that the reticent Frenchman met Jones. They frequented Studio 54. She became an obsession for him, and they did everything together. 'At a time when everyone loved to dress up, Jones and Goude took it to the extreme,' said Paula Reed, author of the Design Museum's Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed, in which the duo appear. Goude as an art director and photographer, was the handler of the bow. Jones' appearance was unlike anything anyone had ever seen before. Her skin was darker and brighter... Her physique was more toned. She had that catwalk haughtiness but the growl of a street fighter. She was a spectacular contradiction: unique. For the cover of Nightclubbing, her body and face were coated in brown paint and she wore only an Armani jacket. Renowned stylist Christiaan Houtenbos, who lived in the same apartment block in New York, created her flat-tipped haircut using a men's razor. Under Goude's direction, Jones became a star. "It could equally be said that he could not have achieved status without her," Read said. 'Individually they were awesome...together they were atomic'. Jones appeared on Russell Harty's chat show. Feeling offended when she turned her back on him to interview another guest, she slapped him. Jones' reputation for being scary, but that was just her public posture, to close friends she had a soft side. Fashion designer and collaborator Philip Treacy said, "Her name was synonymous with danger, but she's really sweet." Jones described Goude as the Only Man who ever "made me bend my knees." She became pregnant by him but they split up, their son Paulo was born in November 1979. The baby shower was held by Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry at Garage, an exclusive club for Soho members. She took her baby to all the jobs she did. He played a role in "Conan the Destroyer", "A View to a Kill". Had a relationship with Dolph Lundgren, a six-foot-high Swede she met at a concert in Sydney, whom she hired as a bodyguard. A physical and intellectual ideal, majored in chemistry and chemical engineering, IQ 160 and speaks seven languages. After Jones landed him a role in 'A View to a Kill', they became in-demand celebrities in New York. Warhol described them as 'fabulous' and Helmut Newton filmed them nude as a modern Adam and Eve for playboy. As Lundgren's fame grew, the relationship ended. Jones continued making movies. She married Chris Stanley, producer of Bulletproof Heart, divorced within two years. She fell in love with another bodyguard, this time a Belgian named Atila Altaunbay. They got married in Rio, he was 21 and she was 48. The New York Times reported that, after the ceremony, they went straight to the Academy. The marriage lasted eight years. She has performed at unique shows around the world and appeared at red carpet events. In 2008, she returned with the acclaimed album "Hurricane". Produced by her then-fiancé Ivor Guest, the 4th Viscount Wimborne and relative of Princess Diana. They parted amicably a year later and she has remained single lately. In 2012, she was invited to perform the classic Slave to the Rhythm for the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace. The performance brought her back into the public eye - she is currently recording new songs - and stars like Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Lorde cited her as inspiration. 'There's no one I love more than Grace Jones,' said Gaga. Jones declined a request for collaboration. 'I prefer to work with someone who is more Original and who is not copying me.' She is living in southwest London. She is Athena's grandmother, daughter of her son Paulo. For the past four decades, Jones has been a beacon for designers who need a muse to channel fearlessness, androgyny and sheer sex appeal. Jones is not just a fashion icon - she is also Cultural. Jones' beauty look codes; the flat geometric top, intensely contoured cheekbones and Keith Haring's body paint were mentioned by makeup artists and designers. Every now and then Jones will even lend his presence to a designer and take the journey full circle, stepping onto the catwalk with his bombastic signature and reminding the world that she's not just a point of reference to be listed in the collection's notes, but one of the most important performers and one of fashion's most timeless muses. Stylist Azzedine Alaia said, "She has something inside you that draws you," a close friend Jones met in his Paris days. 'She has a lot of energy and vitality''. Jones said, "I'm not a normal woman, that's for sure." And to me the admirable, beautiful and strong-willed woman Grace Jones is Josephine Baker Moderna. (To read + Articles 2020, 2021 Click Article Archives above, Click the month, scroll down, just read!)

Cover of "Grace Jones: I'll Never Write My Memoirs"         "island Life" Grace Jones Grace Jones Andy Warhol Keith Haring

George Harrison Singular Calm Beautiful Beatle, Musician, Singer, Guitarist and Composer of various Beatles songs. Band you were part of. Beatles, one of the most important bands in Rock history. Harrison was the youngest of the "Fab Four" and was known as 'the Silent Beatle'. He later achieved success as a songwriter and performer. For The Beatles he Contributed Original works, starting with "Do n't Bother Me". Some of his later songs were considered some of the Beatles' best, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes The Sun" and "Something", which was recorded by over 150 other artists, including Frank Sinatra. Harrison studied the zither with Ravi Shankar and showcased his skills in "Norwegian Wood". Soon other rock groups including the Rolling Stones began to include the zither in their work as well. Harrison's interest in Indian culture grew. He studied transcendental meditation with the Maharish Mahesh Yogi from India. The trip influenced dozens of subsequent Beatles songs, but Harrison was the only member to make these religious practices a part of his life. After the Beatles split, he continued to release solo recordings - the highly successful triple album 'All Things Must Pass', which includes the memorable 'My Sweet Lord'. Other popular songs "Give Me Love (Give me Peace on Earth)" on 'Living in the Material World', 'Got My Mind Set on You', 'Cloud Nine. In 1971, Harrison gave two Concerts to Raise Money Against Famine in Bangladesh, which later became the prototype for all Star-studded Fundraising Events. He ventured into film production as founder of Handmade Films. Producing movies like Monty Python and others. Frequent contributor and frequently appeared on the albums of his former band mates and other musicians. He has recorded and performed with the Traveling Wilburys, a musical group with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. "Badge," co-written with Eric Clapton, who was a dear friend of his, deserves an honorable mention. Harrison described that he had a kind of "epiphany" at age 12 while riding his bike through the neighborhood and first smelling Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" playing at a nearby venue. At age 14, whose rock heroes included Carl Perkins, Little Richard and Buddy Holly, he bought his first guitar and taught himself a few chords. Martin Scorcese made a documentary about Harryson's life "Living in the Material World" (2011). Gradually, he found his way to enlightenment through yoga, meditation, gardening, Indian music, and auto racing. Doing so meant letting go of the past and telling yourself that the Beatles had been just a speck. For all that, the handsome George Harrison is my favorite Beatle or "non-Beatle". "Here Comes The Sun / Here Comes The Sun / It's All Right / It's All Right" - "Something that's never aging/That's in your heart." (To read + Articles 2020, 2021 click on Article Archives above, Click on the month, scroll down, and just read!)

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