Seminal Image #771

Operación Ogro
(Gillo Pontecorvo; 1979)

Artists in Action #310

Wilson Pickett

My thanks to Jeff Duncanson for this image.

They Were Collaborators #416

Saint Etienne

Adventures in American Filmmaking #94

Today's Adventure: Busby Berkeley checks out the talent.

Great Moments in Moxie #14

(Black Blizzard; Peter Medak; 2003)

They Were An Item #31

Buster Keaton and Natalie Talmadge ... and friend.

Collect 'Em All #42

Jack Hulbert
No. 27 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes
Jack Hulbert was born in Ely on April 24th, 1892. He was educated at Westminster and Cambridge, where he joined the amateur theatrical group, and decided that as he had a natural talent for entertaining others, he might as well earn his living by it. In 1913 he made his professional debut in The Pearl Girl, in which a leading role was taken by Cicely Courtneidge, who was destined to become famous with him and to be his wife. After the War, he returned to a successful career, and later took up film work with even greater success, his best-known pictures including Falling for You and The Camels Are Coming.

The Heretofore Unmentioned #1

Lorraine Hansberry

Sex Education #94

Laura Antonelli

The Present Day Composer #53

Paul Bowles (1910-1999)

The Art of Cinema #273

Western Union
(Fritz Lang; 1941)

This Week's Weegee #35

Artists in Action #309

Iris Murdoch contemplates a bust

They Were Collaborators #415

Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Horne and Betty Marsden

Adventures in the Fight Racket #11

Today's Adventure: Referee Mushy Callahan counts Carl 'Bobo' Olson out in the
Fourth, thereby ending his Middleweight title shot against Sugar Ray Robinson (1956)

When Legends Gather #335

Miles Davis and Steve McQueen

An Illustrated History of Vice #5

John Sumner, President of The Society for the Suppression of Vice and Martin H.
Meany, New York City Deputy Police Commissioner, supervise the destruction of
forbidden books (1935)

Artists in Action #308

Mickey Dolenz has fun around the King's Road in London in 1968

a short series of Rousseau #3

River Bank (1896-8)

When Legends Gather #334

Dirk Bogarde and Serge Gainsbourg

Where the Boys Are #5

Tab Hunter (1954)

The Art of Cinema #272

Drunken Angel
(Akira Kurosawa; 1948)

Miniseries #5: Carry on, Tallulah


The demure, stage-bound ingenue; sometime in the 1920s


What Cecil Beaton saw (1931)


Tallulah in Hollywood; accompanied by her, uh, secretary (1932)


On a Rail: A departing Tallulah gazes back at Hollywood from a pullman car on the
Santa Fe Chief


Lower Your Eyebrows: Tallulah and a, um, friend exit Alexander Korda's The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)


La Ronde '40: As Helen Hayes gazes longingly at Herbert Hoover, Tallulah and the former President turn on the charm to a much-amused Katherine Hepburn (1940)


See What the Boys in the Back Room Will . . . : Tallulah raises a glass, to and
for the gentlemen of the press (1950)


Carnal intentions?: Tallulah clinks glasses with a distressed Louis Armstrong (1951)


Servant trouble: As her former maid goes up on a forgery/grand larceny
beef, a mink-clad and world-weary Tallulah makes her witness before the
bar of justice (1951)


Old Shep: Tallulah demonstrates the boundlessness of her affection (1951)


All the Way with Adlai: Tallulah gives Gov. Adlai Stevenson her rapt attention (1952)


Been There, Done . . . THAT??: Tallulah sells her story (1952)


What a Little Moonlight Can Do: As Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Montgomery Clift and Marlene Dietrich sit ringside, Tallulah opens at The Sands (1953)


Exhausted: Tallulah takes a much-needed break at a CBS recording session (1953)


Another decade, another secretary (1954)


Party Girl: Tallulah celebrates . . . something at New York's Hotel Ambassador (1954)


She Will Lead You, And Then: Starring in a sorely-needed revival of the Ziegfeld Follies, Tallulah acts as chaperone to some uneasy latter-day Ziegfeld Girls (1956)


Their Hearts Were Young and Gay: Tallulah is mauled in public by former
President Harry S. Truman (1958)


Her Greatest Challenge: Tallulah acts as chaperone to Rock Hudson at the
premiere of Otto Preminger's Porgy and Bess (1959)


The demure, stage-bound ingenue; sometime in the late 1950s

Seminal Image #770

To Kill a Mockingbird
(Robert Mulligan; 1962)

When Legends Gather #333

Elvis Presley and Lee Majors

Artists in Action #307

Marlene Dietrich

Newspaper(wo)men #21

Hilde Marchant, chronicler of the Battle of Britain for England's Daily Express, gnaws
on the finger of NBC Today's J. Fred Muggs

They Were Collaborators #414

Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar

Seminal Image #769

The Naked Venus
(Edgar G. Ulmer; 1958)

When Legends Gather #332

Jean-Paul Sartre and Daniel Cohn-Bendit

Annals of Crime #2

Original Caption:

New York -- Nine women and five hundred men were herded into scores of police wagons and transported to Police Headquarters in the largest roundup of suspicious characters that New York City has yet known. The drive is believed to have been prompted by the State Public Enemy Law which forbids assembling of known criminals for illegal purposes. Authorities believe they will have to release most of the suspects, as there is no way of proving illegality in connection with their meetings. Photo shows some of the suspects crowded in an ante-room, before appearing in the line up. (1935)