Didn’t we all have chores? Except mine weren’t professionally photographed… . .
These are stills from the set of AUNTIE MAME (1958) – fabulous art direction for which Malcolm C. Bert was nominated for Academy Award. Recently, Jonathan Adler credited the designs… Read more Auntie Mame – designed by Malcolm Bert, paging Mr. Adler… →
I went to see this house in Altadena when it hit the market in the 1990s. Innovative materials in the fifties hadn’t stood the test of time, but the bones… Read more Case Study House No. 20 – Photographed by Julius Shulman – Home of Saul Bass →
When I was young it meant I would reply to the question, “What do you do?” With this: “Laundry.” Yesterday a friend dropped by and said, “I like you hair… Read more Hormonal swing through hell, dear, and you? →
1939 – inside a studio sewing room.
“Have you met my significant other?” Anne shook her head, expecting him to introduce a strapping young man, possibly, most likely, in the acting profession. Instead he blew a kiss… Read more Joan Collins, in the words of Mr. Lester, “Zowie!” →
BEGUILING MELODIES #1: I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Lyrics by Dorothy Fielding, Music by Jimmy McHugh, as heard in Bringing Up Baby “It’s extraordinary how potent cheap… Read more Thoughts on music in movies, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, by George Kaplan →
BEAUTIFUL BABY! A paleontologist with a missing bone; a crazily adorable heiress; a refrigerator-cold fiancee; two (that’s TWO!) leopards, one of which is wild, the other named Baby with a… Read more Thoughts on Bringing Up Baby (1938), by George Kaplan →