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the decade from 1940 to 1949


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Among them is a rare copy of an original song performed in the '40s by Asha Al Falatiya for the Sudanese soldiers who were commissioned to fight the Nazis in World War II.
In these and other harsh, nocturnal shots, Weegee provides the perfect visual accompaniment to the dizzying, pulse-quickening urban blast of Charlie Parker's historic be-bop quintet of the '40s.
Like the prior chapters on Hughes and Brown, those on Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks in the '40s locate the shaping polarization within a poetic moment: this time, the clash between Brooks's wry, self-ironizing "high neomodernism" and Hughes's "popular neomodernism," more confident about speaking as the people without being spoken by the worst in popular culture.
Nor of the patronage of John Entenza, purchaser and editor of Arts and Architecture, who launched a Case Study House programme of 36 modern houses in the '40s to prevent the public returning after the war to the 'false ideal of the Cape Cod dream cottage'.
The Sweet & Hot Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to perpetuating the music of the '20s, '30s and '40s.
Murray Garrett, one of the top Hollywood shooters of the '40s through '60s, earned in a good year about the same sum that one really hot photo sells for now.
Not so Cell XXV: two female torsos and a bust, dressed '40s style, in a circular steel cage, their "jealousy" directed either at one another or at the liminal effigy of the "husband"--two enormous marble balls on the cage's floor.
And in the '40s there was a whole group of black youth who called themselves the Paul Robeson Movement.
Kirsch says ivy is a classic that's been around for 100 years, but the current style is identified with the '40s and '50s, making it a fashionable choice for the many post-World War II tract homes in the San Fernando Valley.
Employed by the French government as an ethnographic researcher beginning in the late '40s, he spent most of his career studying and filming the Songhay people in West Africa.
Frank Sinatra's performance in the early '40s paved the way for more popular genres to be presented at the Bowl.
Their movement, known retrospectively as American Magic Realism, defines an emerging gay consciousness in New York painting from the '40s onward, and despite being for the most part critically ignored during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism, this work can be seen as part of a tradition of highly finished figurative painting in the twentieth century (a tradition that includes Balthus, Magritte, and Lucian Freud).
Scorsese, an Italian-American, might be prejudiced, but he professes to find Italian films from the '40s through early '60s greater than their Hollywood counterparts: Their realism was grittier, their fantasy richer.
The drawings he produced during the late '40s and '50s in San Francisco, where he encountered the work of Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko and befriended Allen Ginsberg, contain recondite, dharmic allusions.
Since many of the local homes were built during the '40s and post- World War II, they're ready for repair, and I think the baby boomer owners are keenly interested in keeping the integrity of the original home so they're looking for the details they might have remembered, such as glass rod towel bars, glass shelves and porcelain fixtures.