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We have written about the incredible photographic talents of Vilem Hekel before: Brno Built the Future in 1956, Skoda Glamour in the 50s by Vilem Heckel and Bohemian Fashion at Karlovy Vary Circa 1950s.  Today we just had to share these beautiful images we happened upon from his family’s estate. To us, most of the images could represent young Pražáci leaving the...
100-spires
Prague is known as “The city of a hundred spires” or “The city of one hundred spires” (Stovezata Praha in Czech language). and lately, we seem to be coming across 100 older books which highlight the architecture of what we believe to be the most beautiful city in the world. The Prague – City of 100...
The Bridges Over the Vltava River
Karel Plicka (1894 – 1987) was a Czechoslovak photographer, film director, cinematographer, folklorist, and pedagogue. He is considered a founder of Slovak film education and filmmaking. He helped establish the genre of ethnographic film in Czechoslovakia. In 1938 Karel founded photography and cinematography courses at the Škola umeleckých remesiel (School of Applied Arts) in Bratislava....
Did you know that there was a Czech game show version of What’s My Line? is called Hádej kdo jsem? What’s My Line? is a panel game show which originally ran in the United States from 1950 to 1967, with several international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. It is the longest-running game show in the history of primetime network...
Mothers-Day-in-Decin-1948-7
To honor the Mother’s today, I am sharing some photographs of Mother’s Day in 1948 in the former Czechoslovakia. In the Czech Republic, Mother’s Day is celebrated every second Sunday in May. It started in 1923. Traditionally, children make handmade gifts or write poems for their mothers. The roots can be traced all the way back to when people celebrated...
Marie Čermínová (1902 – 1980), was a Czech Transgender Artist mostly known as Toyen in the art world. Born in Smíchov, Bohemia, she lived much of her life in Paris. She left home at the age of 16 and worked at a soap factory in Zizkov while putting himself through school. During her 60-year career she was created...
All of the images are from the book entitled Praha Poeticka or Poetic Prague. The photographer of these lovely images is Jiří Macht (born 1949). The scenes, a lonely looking Prague in black and white. Enjoy… Which image is your favorite? If you have not already subscribed to get TresBohemes.com delivered to your inbox, please use the...
Milton Greene pulled out his camera in 1956 and photographed what came to be known as the Black Sitting. Photographed in his studio in New York, this has to be my personal favorite of Marilyn photographs. Marilyn Monroe in black has to be the special photographic series people recognize as the ULTIMATE Monroe-Greene achievement. What I love...
Czech-Jewelry-from-1964-11
On February 7th in 1964, a chic fashion luncheon was held showing off the latest styles in bijouterie. Modern jewelry, brooches, bangles, beads and other ladies ornamentation was shown, both on trays, displays and on models at this Bohemian Jewelry Fashion Show. Bohemia has always played a very important role in the history of costume jewelry. It was in...