They Were Collaborators #659

Dean & Ray
James Dean and Nicholas Ray.

The Life and Times of the American Motel #17

Sands Motel (Dallas, TX)

The Gunslinger Guide to Julie Christie #26

Julie Christie (1963)

Men of God #23

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Week's Weegee #71

The Gunslinger Guide to Lucien Ballard #3

from The Wild Bunch
(Sam Peckinpah; 1969)

In the Studio #57

Sonny Rollins

A Who's Who of The Cold War #13

Judith Coplon

Adventures in European Filmmaking #46
The Gunslinger Guide to Catherine Deneuve #7

catherine deneuve repulsion
Today's Adventure:

Catherine peers through the lens on the set of Repulsion.

The Gunslinger Guide to Jean Seberg #1

Norman Rockwell Saved from Drowning #26

Tattoo Artist (1944)

Artists and Animals #59

Ernest Hemingway stares at a clean, well lighted kitty-cat

The Art of the Close-Up #3

Broken Arrow
(Cinematographer: Ernest Palmer)
(Delmer Daves; 1950)

Marilyn in Action #43

Marilyn covers

Old New York #50

14th st and broadway 1936
14th St and Broadway, 1936.

The Gunslinger Guide to Lee Garmes #4

from Nightmare Alley
(Edmund Goulding; 1947)

Adventures in the Fight Racket #39

Today's Adventure:

Original Caption:

New York -- Their Middleweight title fight just two days away, Dick Tiger and Joey Giardello limbered up. Tiger apparently won a psychological battle when champion Giardello showed up without a swivel for his speed bag. When requested to loan Giardello his swivel, the normally pleasant and cooperative Nigerian refused. "He's my enemy now," he said. Giardello used an ill-fitting swivel and didn't like it. "It wasn't nice of him to do that," the champion said. They will settle their differences at Madison Square Garden on October 21st. (1965)

The Art of the Panel: Archie #15

from Welcome to Neptunia!
(Artists Unknown)
(Life With Archie #16; September, 1962)

S is for Steichen #18

Joan Bennett (1935)

Annals of Crime #95

Original Caption:

Chicago -- Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, confessed murderers of Robert Franks, appear at a Chicago jail to be assigned to their quarters where they will likely remain until they are brought to trial (1924)

Adventures in European Filmmaking #45
The Gunslinger Guide to Julie Christie #25

Today's Adventure: François Truffaut and Julie Christie share a bottle of wine on the set of Fahrenheit 451 (1966).

Artists and Animals #58

James Dean poses with a very large pig.

Movie Directors and the Means of Production #1

Movie Director: Lars von Trier
Means: Camera
Production: Europa (1991)

They Were an Item #104

John Dankworth and Cleo Laine

The Foreground Obscures #2

So Dark the Night
(Joseph H. Lewis; 1946)

They Were Collaborators #657

Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques and Harry Secombe

The Cool Hall of Fame #195

Christopher Hitchens

An Apology

A quick, yet wholly sincere apology to those who tried to visit this blog over the last hour or more, only to be met with a log-in screen. I took the blog down for a bit longer than I'd planned while I was making the magic that you see before you (ugh!). There are, unfortunately, a few elements I'd like to add to this template (image borders primarily), but with my HTML/XML skills, it's going to take me, I suspect, a long, long time before I'm able to figure it out.

The New Yorkers #11

Sherman Billingsley (here lighting a customer's Cigarette)

The Gunslinger Guide to Vittorio Storaro #3

from Apocalypse Now
(Francis Ford Coppola; 1979)

The City: St. Louis #3

Original Caption:

Bread Lines in the '70's

St. Louis -- St. Louis residents queue up at one of the city's food stamp distribution centers. The long lines are caused by a number of factors, including the closing of city offices for Columbus Day; some 9,000 United Auto Workers union members out on strike, and the short 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. hours of the center. (1970)

This Week's Munch #16

The Sun (1911-1916)

The Executive Class #2

Paul Bern

True Tales from the Bicentennial Year #1

Original Caption:

New York -- One reaction to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, South Korean evangelist-industrialist, and his 'Bicentennial God Bless America Festival' is evident on some of the many posters pasted up all over New York City. The word "Hitler" is spray painted across several posters (1976)

F is for Frances McLaughlin-Gill #8

Eleven women model fashions in tones of green and blue (1953)

The Art of Pop #64

C'mon... Get Happy!
(Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)
(Capitol Records; 1958)

This Week's Sargent #18

A Tyrolese Crucifix (1915)

The Gunslinger Guide to Sophia Loren #13