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Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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Shhh, It's A Cookbook Secret...

Shhh, It's A Cookbook Secret... | Cultural History |
I've been collecting vintage cookbooks (and other ephemera) for decades. But it's not because I actually cook. Other than baking, I nearly hate cooking. Thankfully, my dear hubby is the cook in the...
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Red Shirley a film by Lou Reed

Red Shirley a film by Lou Reed | Cultural History |

Red Shirley, a 99-year-old woman formally known as Shulamit Rabinowitz, is the star of this short film co-directed by her cousin, none other than former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed.\

Rabinowitz lived through the devastation of the First World War, and fled Poland for Canada during the Second. At ninteen, she immigrated illegally to the U.S., where she spent 47 years toiling at a New York textile factory. She tracked down her long-lost sisters in Palestine, engaged in union struggles and took part in the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.

Enhanced by its dark soundtrack — courtesy of Mr. Reed, naturally — and judicious use of freeze frames, this intimate cousin-to-cousin encounter is a fascinating distillation of an individual’s unique experience over a vast expanse of 20th century history.

Via Mawyl, Judith van Praag
Mawyl's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:59 AM

Just to show he was also a family man, not only a rock star

Judith van Praag's comment, October 28, 2013 3:17 PM
<3 it thanks Manuela. He knew how to take on the persona of Rock Star, Lou Reed the wonderful poet. Thanks for sharing this.
Judith van Praag's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:20 PM

My dad lived through WWI and WWII as well, and Lou Reed's work has had a profound effect on my life. Good enough a reason to make this part of the Background Story!


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Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare...

Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare... | Cultural History |

"Ghanaian photographer James Barnor bucked the trend with his fashion shoots for Drum magazine, an influential anti-apartheid magazine based in Johannesburg, and Africa’s first black lifestyle magazine."

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 21, 2013 1:18 AM

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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice.
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