'When I first started watching movies and I saw Meryl’s work, that’s when I became obsessed with acting.... Now I kiss her whenever I see her! She must think I’m crazy.' - Penelope Cruz
rendez vous a Paris…
(Alja; pret de place Pigalle)
Me when im late to class
Women’s History Wednesday!
When Dora Martin Berry was crowned the first black Miss University of Iowa in 1955, it made news around the world. “It’s not the color of the skin that should matter, it’s just the person,” she told reporters.
Unfortunately things were not as progressive as they seemed. As she explained in a 1997 oral history interview with the Iowa Women’s Archives, University administration immediately changed pageant rules to prevent such an occurrence in the future, and cancelled or had Berry replaced in events traditionally attended by the campus queen. Despite facing such discrimination, she still has positive memories of the experience. “I never wasted much time being upset about what they did or didn’t do, because they couldn’t diminish what had happened to me,” Berry told IWA. ”That was a gift that is mine to keep.”
Learn more at Iowa Digital Library:
Rita Hayworth in You’ll Never Get Rich (1941)
this is prob one of the cutest things ive seen in weeks omg
my english teacher accused me of plagiarizing an essay i wrote about my own life
It’s been 84 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint. The china had never been used. The sheets had never been slept in. Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RITA HAYWORTH! (October 17, 1918 - May 14, 1987)
"All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved."