Category: exotic


Marvin Gaye photographed by Ed Caraeff in Van Nuys, California on March 28, 1976.

Ed Caraeff: Marvin was one of a very few I photographed that I was in awe of meeting. I was a big fan. He was not in a good mood, going thru a divorce, obligated to release an album by his father in law’s (Berry Gordy)

record company. Motown hired me to “replicate a place in Jamaica that Marvin had just returned from.” The photographs were never published. The cover used on “Here, My Dear,” is a funky b & w illustration.

[Correction: Berry Gordy was his brother in law, Marvin was married to his sister Anna Gordy]

(via Athleisure Mag)

Dolores Del Rio photographed by Slim Aarons

in Acapulco, 1952. 


The infamous Dutch spy Mata Hari

(August 7, 1876

October 15, 1917), real name Margarete Geertruida Zelle was an exotic dancer and courtesan who was arrested by the French and executed

by firing squad for espionage during World War I. Margaretha used her experiences in Indonesia to create a new persona in France. To sound more exotic, she took the stage name “Mata Hari,” Malayan for “eye of the day” (the sun).