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Happy Birthday, Bette Davis.
By the time LIFE magazine put Bette Davis on its cover in January 1939, the 30-year old actress had already appeared, as a star and in supporting roles, in more than two dozen films and had won two Oscars (for 1935′s Dangerous and 1938′s Jezebel). What many fans and most critics (even those who dislike her) consider Davis’ signature work — in movies like Dark Victory, The Little Foxes and Now, Voyager — was still ahead of her, but there was no question that the Massachusetts native was one of the most electrifying movie actors of any era.
See the photos here.
(Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

life:

Happy Birthday, Bette Davis.

By the time LIFE magazine put Bette Davis on its cover in January 1939, the 30-year old actress had already appeared, as a star and in supporting roles, in more than two dozen films and had won two Oscars (for 1935′s Dangerous and 1938′s Jezebel). What many fans and most critics (even those who dislike her) consider Davis’ signature work — in movies like Dark Victory, The Little Foxes and Now, Voyager — was still ahead of her, but there was no question that the Massachusetts native was one of the most electrifying movie actors of any era.

See the photos here.


(Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

(via theweekmagazine)

What do you want out of your new home?

A beautiful kitchen? A large backyard? Perhaps something as simple as a master bath with jacuzzi tub?

We want to know what it is that makes you fall in love with a home!

For your viewing pleasure, we have for sale a beautiful home in Carson City, NV with a delightfully HUGE kitchen!! Take a look. http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3675-Cherokee-Dr_Carson-City_NV_89705_M13343-08252?ex=NV530834968

Zillow hires well-known real estate blogger

In a perhaps surprising move, real estate blogger Jay Thompson joined Zillow as their director of industry outreach and social media.

By “surprising” I mean surprising for Thompson, not for Zillow.

Thompson runs the very successful “Phoenix Real Estate Guy” blog, and the equally successful Thompson’s Realty in Arizona.

But, Thompson said there is a good reason why he’s leaving his successful business in Arizona to head up to rainy Seattle. 

“In a nutshell, because I love a challenge, and I love working with ridiculously smart people. And trust me, this will be a challenge and Zillow is full of ridiculously smart people,” he wrote Thursday on his blog.

His wife will be taking over the business, and Thompson will be renting out an apartment (that he found on Zillow) in Seattle. They’ll go back and forth to spend time together.

Thompson has stood up for Zillow since the beginning, often writing that he sees it as a partner instead of a competitor. In a blog post he penned five years ago called “Why do so many agents fear Zillow,” he said, “I’ve said several times on this blog and commented on others that I have no fear of Zillow. And I don’t. In fact, I love it when a client whips out a printout of a Zestimate. It’s a golden opportunity to display my expertise. If I can’t provide a better estimate of a home’s market value than a bunch of code, then I’m in the wrong business.” 

But, some of the commenters on Thompson’s post announcing his new job weren’t so positive about the online real estate database.

In the words of one reader:

"A true partner to this industry wouldn’t flood the online space with bogus information that serves only to confuse consumers … and a true partner doesn’t spend the bulk of their time reaching for your wallet."

jhuseman@housingwire.com
@JessicaHuseman 

thedailywhat:

Diamond Ring To Rule Them All of the Day: From Shawish Jewelry comes the “world’s first diamond ring” — a 150-carat Titanic-sinker carved out of pure diamond.
Sure, it’ll set you back a cool $70 million, but who can put a price on letting your significant other know they’re worth that much to you?
[ohgizmo.] 

thedailywhat:

Diamond Ring To Rule Them All of the Day: From Shawish Jewelry comes the “world’s first diamond ring” — a 150-carat Titanic-sinker carved out of pure diamond.

Sure, it’ll set you back a cool $70 million, but who can put a price on letting your significant other know they’re worth that much to you?

[ohgizmo.] 

(Source: thedailywhat)

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