photo by George Hoyningen-Huene, c. 1950s

photo by George Hoyningen-Huene, c. 1950s

photo by Rolph Gobitsfor Cosmopolitan magazine, June 1974

photo by Rolph Gobits
for Cosmopolitan magazine, June 1974

Ann-Margret in a 20th Century Fox screen testphoto by Grey Villet for LIFE Magazine, 1961

Ann-Margret in a 20th Century Fox screen test
photo by Grey Villet for LIFE Magazine, 1961

Liangyou Huabao (The Young Companion), 1934”The most attractive and popular magazine in China.”

Liangyou Huabao (The Young Companion), 1934
The most attractive and popular magazine in China.

hand-tinted images, c. 1898
Davide Turconi collection

dress by Valentino, 1969photo by Ruven Afanador, 2000

dress by Valentino, 1969
photo by Ruven Afanador, 2000

from The Great PretenderNatalia Vodianova by Steven Meiselfor Vogue, 2009

from The Great Pretender
Natalia Vodianova by Steven Meisel
for Vogue, 2009

Lon Chaney and Joan Crawfordin The Unknown(dir. Tod Browning, 1927)

Lon Chaney and Joan Crawford
in The Unknown
(dir. Tod Browning, 1927)

photo by Georges Dambier

photo by Georges Dambier

rehearsing for the Academy Awards
photos by Leonard McCombe
for LIFE Magazine, 1958

Audrey Hepburn with Stanley Donenon the set of Funny Face (1957)

Audrey Hepburn with Stanley Donen
on the set of Funny Face (1957)

after the San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906photo by G.K. Gilbert 
"The image above shows a fault trace 2 miles north of the Skinner Ranch at Olema, California.  The view is looking toward the north."

after the San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906
photo by G.K. Gilbert 

"The image above shows a fault trace 2 miles north of the Skinner Ranch at Olema, California.  The view is looking toward the north."

at the Ford Model Agencyphoto by Nina Leenfor LIFE Magazine, 1948

at the Ford Model Agency
photo by Nina Leen
for LIFE Magazine, 1948

photo by Georges Dambier, c. 1950s

photo by Georges Dambier, c. 1950s

Zizi Jeanmaire embraces Yves Saint Laurent at a fashion showphoto by Paul Schutzerfor LIFE Magazine, Paris 1962

Zizi Jeanmaire embraces Yves Saint Laurent at a fashion show
photo by Paul Schutzer
for LIFE Magazine, Paris 1962