Bloomfest Music & Arts Festival 2010

Bloomfest 2010 This Saturday, August 14th, join your fellow Los Angeleno’s at Bloomfest in the downtown LA arts district. It’s a street festival with heart, serving the soul of Los Angeles with hearty helpings of food, art, music and plenty of culture. 15 bands are slated to play, food trucks will rule the day, and […]

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Albert Kahn’s Experimental Color Photography

Our earlier posting of early 20th century color photography in Russia generated quite a lot of interest, so we’re following up with a look at the work of French-Jewish photographer Albert Kahn.  The excellent photo blog Citynoise posted a collection of Kahn’s experimental color photography from the early 1900s, for which he used a process […]

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Albert Kahn's Experimental Color Photography

Our earlier posting of early 20th century color photography in Russia generated quite a lot of interest, so we’re following up with a look at the work of French-Jewish photographer Albert Kahn.  The excellent photo blog Citynoise posted a collection of Kahn’s experimental color photography from the early 1900s, for which he used a process […]

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Chaplin Fashion

Katie, who runs the ever-fabulous OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR blog, posted  this recap of John Galliano’s recent fashion show for his 2011 spring collection, the inspiration of which happened to be none other than The Little Tramp. Yeah, I know, I flipped out too. It’s SUCH creepy-crazy-cool-concept that I really must tip my hat (or derby, […]

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Los Angeles: Portrait of a City

So I finally got my hands on a copy of Taschen’s new Los Angeles, Portrait of a City and have been thoroughly giddy with delight at this truly epic retrospective. Kevin Starr of USC is my personal favorite California historian and his insightful essays give this ever-so-beautiful pictorial history the sort of depth and complexity […]

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Announcing: The Pictorial Press

The Kitty Packard Pictorial is absolutely thrilled to introduce a brand-new feature designed to and promote creative expression amongst Pictorial readers: The Pictorial Press. The Pictorial Press will feature original prose, serials, poetry and critical essays from you, the Pictorial public. Since The Kitty Packard Pictorial is a lifestyle blog that fuses past with present, […]

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Damian Foxe’s 1940s Fashion Shoot

Today’s Financial Times’ How to Spend It has a, shall we call it, interesting homage to 40s fashion.  I am not entirely sure how I feel about stylist Damian Foxe’s particular approach … but his muted watercolor palette is quiet and soft enough to evoke a romantic Brief Encounter-esque dream of the 40s. Here are […]

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