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dykesanddykery:

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billyjane:

i12bent:Colette, French novelist who was as famous for her free (and therefore scandalous) life style as for her writing, died on Aug. 3, 1954…
Photo: Colette, 1925 - LIFE archives

dykesanddykery:

vintagelesbian:

billyjane:

i12bent:Colette, French novelist who was as famous for her free (and therefore scandalous) life style as for her writing, died on Aug. 3, 1954…

Photo: Colette, 1925 - LIFE archives

dykesanddykery:

A black and white photo of Frida Kahlo standing outside surrounded by small dogs.

Frida Kahlo and Her Dogs by Gisèle Freund, 1948

Both subject and photographer are eligible to be featured here.

dykesanddykery:

Labeled “Mae Snyder.”

This could be two women just standing close for the camera, but take a look at the backward tilt of the one woman’s hand, reaching back affectionately to touch the other woman. Intimate. I don’t know which one is Mae.

This photo is from John Lampert’s collection of gay and lesbian vintage photos.

Among the dire results of my “unnaturalness” I had been told that I should go blind and go mad. I believed this. In a kind of cold reasonableness, I tried to teach myself to type and play the piano with my eyes shut, against the time I should be blind.
Valentine Ackland, in the aftermath of her parents’ discovery in 1922 that she and a school friend, Lana, had been lovers. She was forbidden any further communication with Lana. For Sylvia: An Honest Account, 1985. (from Lesbian Quotations, Rosemary Silva)

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dykesanddykery:

A vintage picture of a woman's head and shoulders. Her expression is blank, if slightly forlorn. It is signed in cursive "Nazimova."

Alla Nazimova (1879-1945), a bisexual actor very popular with the ladies of her time. She was also very popular at the box office; at one time, she enjoyed being the highest paid actress around and starred in successful films like Camille  (1921) and The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944). However, between the creation of the Hays Code and the failure of the all-gay film adaptation of Salomé she produced (and for which she created her own motion picture company!), her career and power in Hollywood began to erode.