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    Phineas Gage--An iron rod goes through his head, and he not only manages to stay alive but also manages to stay hot. That's talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coco View Post
    CLAUDE RAINS IS MINE! BACK OFF
    Can you imagine him whispering sweet nothings in that beautiful voice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Interesting how somebody can be so beautiful and ugly at the same time...
    Eh. Scruffy facial hair is never attractive. (Actually I don't like facial hair in general-one thing I'm not a fan of in the steampunk world. The first-century Romans were much more to my taste--the only hair you need is the hair on your head.) He has an evil beard. You can spot the evil from the beard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy void View Post
    I've read about Powell before but never realized he was so broodingly hot! These mug shot pictures, complete with handcuffs...the, ahem, dungeon-like setting, and his dark scowl have a definite gay S&M vibe to them. Sorry I went there.
    It's not just you, and it's not just modern day people. People back then thought the same thing. Well, maybe not the S&M (but maybe so ).

    According to a book on the Lincoln assassination, Lewis Powell was the "star" of the trial, and his images were in high demand. The photographer, Alexander Gardner, took mugshots of the other defendants, but he only copyrighted the photos of Powell. (I guess back then copyright wasn't automatic; you had to apply for it.) The photos were reprinted and sold to the public

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coco View Post
    CLAUDE RAINS IS MINE! BACK OFF
    Get in line! I saw him first!
    Charter member of the "We Always Believed in Ashley" Club and the "We Believe in Ricky" Club
    Old, lonely, pathos-hungry, and extremely gullible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazpacho View Post
    I've become interested in the history of photography. In the earliest years, exposure times were several hours, and the subject had to remain completely still, so portrait photographs were impossible. Within a few years, the exposure time had been reduced to under 10 minutes. That was still a long time to remain still, and clamps were used to prevent people from blurring the picture by moving, but it was short enough to allow portrait photographs.

    Robert Cornelius was one of scientists who found a way to shorten exposure times to a few minutes. In 1839, Cornelius took what is thought to be the first photograph of a human face. It is also the first self-portrait.

    Here is the photo.

    My first reaction wasn't, wow, that's an incredible contribution to mankind. It was, damn he's hot! So hot that he invented portrait photography to document it for future generations.
    I smell a potential awesome movie about this guy and his story.
    "In no way do I think I stopped commanding a spotlight. I think I travel with one." -- Johnny Weir

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    Quote Originally Posted by flutzilla1 View Post
    I smell a potential awesome movie about this guy and his story.
    Isn't it strange that he isn't better known?

    Not much is known about his life, so the movie would be mostly made up. Hopefully with an equally hot actor and lots of hot scenes

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    Russian early 20th century poet Sergey Esenin, the one who was married to Isadora Duncan. Imagine this http://zalpoeta.net/view/112/ with blond haid and bright blue eyes. Perhaps beautiful rather than hot.
    improving my ballad- like lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by flutzilla1 View Post
    I smell a potential awesome movie about this guy and his story.
    It could be done so beautifully in the right hands too.

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