Doing the right thing. It is not always easy to do the right thing. What if no one will ever find out or you will never get caught? Can you still do it? What if everyone is doing it? Is it still okay? What if you really, really, really want to post some great photos of beautiful people?
Do you know if Rita Hayworth is searched on Google Image, 164,000 photos will show up. Not all of the photos are of Rita. In fact, I saw one of Elizabeth Taylor and one of an older Lauren Bacall. There are a lot of duplicate photos of Rita Hayworth that have been pulled from all over the Web. There are some really great pictures out there.
Just because everyone else is posting possibly copyrighted photos of the fifties glamour stars, can I post them as well? How do you know whether it was copyrighted or not? You know, your works do not have to be labeled with a copyright symbol to still be copyrighted. How do I even find who did copyright the photo? I can apply to the Copyright Office for a record search of copyrighted images at a cost of $165.00 an hour....minimum 2 hours. What do you do...send them a copy of the photo? Show them where it is on the Web? Do you know how much attorneys charge to send a Cease and Desist letter if a photographer or photographer's family want you to take a picture off your site? How would anyone even find a picture on my little ol' blog? Reckon they embed something on it to trace it?
So........I am thinking if I do a piece on the glamour and style of the Golden Age of Hollywood, you will just have to imagine Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, and Grace Kelly.
This is a free picture I got off Oscar.com Website of Vivien Leigh accepting her Best Actress Award for A Streetcar Named Desire. She is quite stylish is this picture but not very glamorous.