BGFX (Barrie) sculpted old age prosthetics for actress Katie McGrath as Old Morgana (Hilda). The silicone makeup, consisting of facial and hand appliances was applied by Shaune Harrison & Adrian Rigby who also applied for actor Colin Morgan (Dragoon, Old Merlin, Emrys S4/5) For Coulier Creatures FX
LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT SHIRLEY TEMPLE
Not only did this ABSURDLY ADORABLE little superstar pretty much singlehandedly save Fox and the movie industry during the Great Depression, she also
- was one of the first (possibly the first) white actress to hold hands with a black man on screen as half of the first interracial dance couple on screen.
- was largely responsible for making breast cancer okay to talk about after she had a press conference about her own mastectomy
- became president of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and co-founded the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, because her brother had MS
- was the first female Chief of Protocol in US Government history
- served as a US ambassador during the fall of Communism and was pretty much an all around international BADASS
And according to her husband, she was always true to herself. “Over 38 years I have participated in her life 24 hours a day through thick and thin, traumatic situations, exultant situations, and I feel she has only one personality. She would be catastrophic for the psychiatric profession. You can wake her up in the middle of the night and she has the same personality everybody knows. What everybody has seen for 60 years is the bedrock.” (x)
Shirley Temple is hands down the most legendary child star of all time and she grew up to be a total BAMF. Rest in peace, Curly Top.
photo credit: this awesome blog
In England, during the reign of Elizabeth I, laws were passed forbidding Catholics to celebrate their faith. Any found disobeying these laws were put to death for treason. This led to many old Catholic families in the country constructing concealed chapels within their large homes where Mass might be conducted in complete privacy. Adjacent to the chapel there would be a ‘priest hole’. This would appear as storage cupboard, a pillar, floorboard, or wall panel, but in fact provided a place where the officiating priest could run and hide should the priest-hunters arrive.
Priest-hunters would carry out thorough checks of the premises, which included the taking of measurements, sound checks, and the pulling down of suspicious parts of the house. A search could last weeks whilst the object of the priest-hunters’ desire lay silently within their hole. It was not unheard of for priests to die of starvation or lack of oxygen in these circumstances. The priest-holes were also used by cavaliers during the English Civil War.
Images 1 and 2 show a cupboard-come-priest-hole at Salford Prior Hall. 3 shows a priest-hall at Ufton Hall. 4, a stairway at Boscabel in Trent reveals the entrance to a handy hiding place, and 5, this wall panel in a summer house in Salisbury was discovered accidentally when:
one of the panels was found to open, revealing what appeared to be an ordinary cupboard with shelves. Further investigations, however, proved its real object. By sliding one of the shelves out of the grooves into which it is fixed, a very narrow, disguised door… can be opened. This again reveals a narrow passage, or staircase, leading up to the joists above the ceiling, and thence to a recess… In this there is a narrow chink or peep-hole. [Source]
The Greatest Tattoo Artists in the World, and where to find them.
Cities From The Sky
1 •Dubaï, Émirats Arabes Unis.
2 • Shanghai, Chine.
3 • Mexico, Mexique.
4 • Barcelone, Espagne.
5 • Amsterdam, Pays-Bas.
6 • Venise, Italie
7 • Moscou, Russie.
8 • San Francisco, États-Unis.
9 • Paris, France.
10 • Seattle, Etats-Unis.
Australian scientists have developed a pair of anti-shark wetsuits that make divers appear invisible by camouflaging their bodies in the sea and trick sharks into thinking surfers are poisonous. A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia joined forces with designers from Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) to create the suits. The blue pattern of the Elude suit can’t be seen by the shark because the fish are colour blind. While the stripes on the Diverter suit mimic the colours of poisonous fish to warn the sharks off.
YOU SEE THIS IS FANTASTIC. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO. NOT KILL SHARKS BECAUSE THEY’RE CURIOUS AND ATTACK US. WE’RE IN THEIR WATERS. WE’RE MAKING THEIR HUNTING GROUNDS SMALLER.