Posts tagged Retro.
Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone was born in Brooklyn to Italian immigrants, and became the most wanted American gangster in the 1920s/30s.
Got the nickname Scarface because of flirting with Frank Gallucio’s sister, who got mad and attacked him with a knife.
Al led the Chicago Outfit, who were known as the “Capones”. They smuggled liquor during Prohibition, and did other illegal activities, with which they made US$100 million per year.
Till this day his name is connected with ‘money laundry’, Al was the first man to buy and use laundromats to do tax evasion.
The Valentine’S Day Massacre:
Book burning in Hamburg, Germany, by Joseph Schorer (1933)
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
- Albert Einstein
Elizabeth Taylor with her son Christopher Edward Wilding
Children in front of the Eiffel Tower, by Robert Doisneau (Paris, 1943)
The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (1968)
Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin 16. April 1889 - 25. December 1977
The Vietnam War 1 November 1955 - 30 April 1975 (19 years, 5 months, 4 weeks and 1 day)
On March 8. 1965, 3500 US-Marines land in South Vietnam. Around 1968 already more than half a million. 1973 US Troops withdrawal, 1975 North and South Vietnam were reunified. Over 2 Mio. people died, including 60.000 US-Soldiers.
It’s said that the Vietnam war ended a lot myths, the myth of a clean war, heroic soldiers and the invincibility of the USA.
Girls Group portrait of prostitutes in the Shimpuro Brothel, Yokohama, possibly by Kusakabe Kimbei
Charlie Chaplin and Merna Kennedy in “The Circus” (1928)