Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Perhaps it's just that I'm getting a little stir-crazy in this five-star gilded prison, but today I'm feeling literary. Fortunately, there are not one but two significant moments of which to take note, and they have a certain unlikely symmetry.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
“I looked in on Chips in London and found the Duchess of Kent, her sister Countess Toren, the reigning Prince and Princess of Liechtenstein, the Ranee of Kapurthala and the King of Egypt’s sister. It was like a stamp album."
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Well, I got here. It took more than 30 hours, two flights, a bus ride across the vast and featureless expanse of Tokyo expressways that connect one airport, Narita, with another, Haneda, and finally a mad scramble through earliest-morning traffic here in Bangkok, but at length I arrived.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
I'm in transit, but when the plane touched down in Tokyo and my phone whirred back to life, I was faced with a downpour of sorrow from Cairo, for Egyptian film lovers have lost "The Lady of the Arab Screen," the incomparable Faten Hamama. This really is going to be a tough year for movie lovers, isn't it?
Friday, January 16, 2015
I suppose it's churlish to complain, but you see, once again my implacable overlords in the executive corridors of Golden Handcuffs Consulting Amalgamated International have spoken. As a result, I'll be spending the upcoming festive holiday weekend trapped in the not-very-pleasant sections of a series of airplanes (not one of them BOAC, either), only to emerge sometime Monday on the far side of the earth.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
A swirling combination of furs, cigarettes, cocktails, mascara, and long, searching glances - this extraordinary combination of Pre-Code clips and the music of Florence + the Machine combines as well as anything I've ever seen to answer the question: Why does one so love film?
Sunday, January 11, 2015
2015 is really shaping up to be a bad year for legends, isn't it? Miss Rainer would seem, as the old year passed, to have set the tone, and today we say goodbye to Miss Anita Ekberg, seen here defining "fierce" in a casual little snap by that sweet beacon of innocence and sunshine, Mr. Helmut Newton.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015
All best returns on her 118th birthday to the lovely and talented (geniunely) Miss Marion Davies. She's seen here looking wistful in an atmospheric snap by Mr. Hurrell. Has anyone ever seen a color photograph of Marion, a real one, that is? I can't find one, but I think she must have had lovely coloring.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Well, I was hoping to find a fun New Year pinup for y'all - you know, a little Baby New Year all grown up, as it were. However, I quickly discovered that Googling "hot man diaper" uncovers all sorts of things, but few have them have much to do with New Year's Day. Goodness, the things people do get up to...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
...The old year passes. As it does, we can only hope to be as festive as ol' Mickey here. And maybe not as killjoy as Frieda there in between him and the guy in the wizard hat. Sheesh - if looks could kill!