Category: Literature

November 18, 2012 /

I had a friend who used to work in the 1980s for the Samuel Goldwyn Co. He lived in Beverly Hills in an apartment and he took the bus to work. He also liked to walk. Apparently that wasn’t fashionable at the time and on his excursions by foot he…

November 11, 2012 /

Robert McGinnis is the artist who created the iconic, saucy, and highly suggestive, Bond posters: – Images of scantily clad women so offended the movie exhibitors in Ireland they yanked the art and overprinted the ladies – sticking them in crudely rendered high necked dresses. Now imagine these gals in…

November 9, 2012 /

This is another “Model Mother” posing with her child at the Ambassador Hotel pool. Photograph by Ralph Morris: At noon finish chapter 3, Back to Black, of YOU DON’T OWN ME…

November 8, 2012 /
October 31, 2012 /

Bela Lugosi:

October 25, 2012 /

A real gun moll: If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know I have some pretty close ties to Hollywood and I bet you can guess which way I’m going to vote. Both my parents were active in the Civil Rights Movement and they both appeared in public and in…

April 13, 2012 /

. These excerpts are from an amazing and comprehensive interview conducted by Film Critic Henry Sheehan with Vincente Minnelli – the link to his site is at the bottom of the page. Q. Another film I’d like to talk about is a very early one, Madame Bovary (1949). If some…