Annie Leibovitz - a living legend. Why is it like the stars? Part 1


Annie Leibovitz - a living legend. Why is it like the stars? Part 1She rarely gives interviews, but her photographs are known to all. What is already there - the stars are queuing to be photographed with her! She knows how to watch and can turn a simple photograph into a story and an amazing story. It surprises ...
 

Irina Baronova: why the Russian prima ballerina, not lived in Russia?


Irina Baronova: why the Russian prima ballerina, not lived in Russia?March 13, 1919, 90 years ago, in the cold and hungry Petrograd, in the family Kolchak officer Michael Baronova daughter, whom they called Irochka. How is that possible, you ask? The fact is that by the time my daughter was born, her father was, like ...
 

How Claude Monet helped "born" Impressionism - painting experience?


How Claude Monet helped "born" Impressionism - painting experience?What could be the son of a grocer of Paris, where he was born in the middle of the XIX century? Most likely, Claude Oscar Monet, who was born on November 14, 1840, waiting engage in commerce and the development of family business. But the boy had absolutely no desire ...
 

I invented most famous hunchback medieval soap?


I invented most famous hunchback medieval soap?January 5, 1538, 470 years ago, when Europe was raging next plague in south-west Germany, in the historic area of Swabia, was awarded a patent for the invention of a special soap. He cooked Philip Theophrastus Paracelsus, and ...
 

How Tsize with the Cape Verde Islands became barefoot millionaire?


How Tsize with the Cape Verde Islands became barefoot millionaire?Far away, in the port city of Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands, which lie in the expanse of the Atlantic west of the hot Senegal, in 1941, was born a little Tsize. Since her childhood name was close. A full name of the girl - Cesaria Evora. Her father -...
 

Anais Nin - a vicious woman or a brilliant writer?


Anais Nin - a vicious woman or a brilliant writer?February 21, 1903 in a Paris suburb was born Rosa, Juan-Anais Nin. Native affectionately called her finches, and only brother Joaquin, a future great musician, he called his sister "steel hummingbird, created for glory. With nine years Anais ...
 

Who discovered that gases expand when heated?


Who discovered that gases expand when heated?One of the characters Arkady Raikin said: "The party has taught us that gases expand when heated. However, this law was established long before the emergence of the Communist Party, and even 16 years before the birth of Karl Marx. And did this man ...
 

Vladimir Zeldin: why did the actor believed the main Don Quixote of the country?


Vladimir Zeldin: why did the actor believed the main Don Quixote of the country?Vladimir Zeldin was born on February 10 (January 28 Old Style) 1915 in Kozlov (now - Michurinsk) Tambov province. When Volodya was a small, family Zeldin moved to Tver. In their large and friendly family always prevailed creative ...
 

Vyacheslav Tikhonov. Whether the thorny path to success and people's love?


Vyacheslav Tikhonov. Whether the thorny path to success and people's love?There are actors, which is extremely difficult to write. Not because not enough material or played their role have left no trace in the hearts of viewers. Just the opposite. Their love and be loved, but by their talent heroes have long been "live" ...
 

What millionaire merchant Vasily Kokorevs mouth gagged?


What millionaire merchant Vasily Kokorevs mouth gagged?December 28, 1857, 150 years ago, in the Merchants' meeting in Moscow in honor of the best representatives of the business sectors of Russia was given a gala dinner. Baths with champagne, of course, did not stand, and Russian beauties from head to toe black caviar ...
 

Which amazing event brought Napoleon's refusal to exchange the captive Russian Colonel Michael Fonvizin?


Which amazing event brought Napoleon's refusal to exchange the captive Russian Colonel Michael Fonvizin?Among the Decembrists one of the most famous in the war with Napoleon was General Mikhail Aleksandrovich Fonvizin. By the time of the uprising at Senate Square, he had long moved away from active participation in the secret society, though, continued to maintain ...
 

Vera Cool. Like playing the same fate, gather at his grave ten thousand mourners?


Vera Cool. Like playing the same fate, gather at his grave ten thousand mourners?February 17, 1919, 90 years ago, all Odessa was immersed in mourning. And Siltings, and Moldavanka, and a thousand other strangers to our ears over the "pearl of the sea" as if they were aged overnight. Only the rustling of a sleepy ...
 

When the "Cartoon" Snow White will celebrate its 70 anniversary? Part Two.


When the "Cartoon" Snow White will celebrate its 70 anniversary? Part Two.So, yesterday, December 21, 2007, one of the most famous octets animation - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - celebrated its 70 anniversary. However, the girl who became the soul of the company Chihuna, Diemid and Co., was not the first family of animation ...
 

Who are the actors Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein called "werewolf"?


Who are the actors Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein called "werewolf"?May 2, 1988, 20 years ago, in Leningrad, 73, died outstanding Soviet actor Paul Petrovich Kadochnikov. Petersburger by birth, he seemed to embody the entire multi-faceted soul of his native city. He was multifaceted, as ...
 

Vasily Surikov. Why contemporaries regarded him as a seer, who opened the past?


Vasily Surikov. Why contemporaries regarded him as a seer, who opened the past?Vasily Surikov was born 24 (12 under Art. Art.) Jan. 1848 in Krasnoyarsk in the old Cossack family. The family preserved the old way of life. Both of his grandfathers were Cossack officers, but the artist's father has not been a Cossack, and served as an officer ...