artifacts #49

Sam Phillips pays Howlin' Wolf

Viceroys, Prophets and Hillbilly Cats #23

Rusty York

This Sporting Life #38

Original Caption:

New York -- Six derelicts, five of them slumped against a Bowery tenement and the sixth stretched out on the pavement, answer questions regarding the Bobby Fischer-Boris Spasky chess match. The consensus... they couldn't care less who wins. In fact, most Bowery residents don't even know the two are playing in Reykjavik. (1972)

Orpheus in Action #36

Orpheus confers

The Art of Cinema #573

La battaglia di Algeri
(The Battle of Algiers)
(Gillo Pontecorvo; 1966)

Broadcasters #105

Hugh Downs

Before and After #325: Nancy Sinatra



Artists in Action #844

Federico Fellini prays

In the Studio #149

The Staple Singers

The Art of the Panel: Archie #25

from Swing Shift
(Artists Unknown)
(Laugh #152; November, 1963)

When Legends Gather #840

William Beaudine, Louis B. Mayer and King Vidor

Welcome to Show Business! #75

Original Caption:

New York -- Pola Negri, Polish motion picture star who says she belongs to her public, was detained today by immigration authorities when she arrived on the S.S. Excalibur. Her 5-year permit has lapsed and has not been renewed, officials said when they took the actress to Ellis Island. Miss Negri, who has been making talking pictures in Germany and France for the past 7 years, said she has a good film offer in the United States and plans to take out citizenship papers, as "America is my second home." She stressed that "this is not a come-back," since "after all, I've been working in Europe all the time." (1941)

Pete Seeger Dead at 94

The Lost Highway #13

Barbara Allen and the Tennessee Hot Pants

Annals of Crime #122

Original Caption:

New York -- Fascinated by the floor, after booking as Bank Robbers... or perhaps they have an aversion to looking into a camera lens. At any rate, this quartet is booked at police headquarters on charges of having committed a million dollars worth of bank robberies in eastern cities. Police say that Barney Neifeld, right, is the leader. (1931)

Adventures in the Official Culture #7

Today's Adventure: Men and women of Harlem high society listen to a
performance by W.C. Handy at an art gallery. (1936)

Seminal Image #1105

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
(Stanley Kramer; 1963)

Life During Wartime #9

Original Caption:

Planning Show to Honor European Jews. 

New York -- That little man who does big things, Billy Rose, is shown addressing a group of artists who will donate their services for the forthcoming spectacle "We Will Never Die." The show, which will be held at Madison Square Garden Tuesday Evening March 9, 1943, will be a mass memorial and pageant commemorating the 2,000,000 massacred European Jews. Playwright Ben Hecht and producer Moss Hart are seated beside Rose. (1943)

American Dry Spell #20

Original Caption:

Congressman Treats with "Illegal" Cider. 

Baltimore -- Congressman J.P. Hill, of Baltimore, Md., a strong advocate for a modification of the Volstead Act, serves guests at his "backyard" party with homemade cider which had reached an alcoholic content of 2.75%. Mr hill previously had issued a challenge to prohibition officials to take any action against him. (1925)

And We Will Never Know Their Names #6

April 23rd 1956
Unknown boy gets his freak on at a Bill Haley and the Comets/ LaVern Baker concert
Sports Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Radio Free Gunslinger #77: Seymour; an Introduction

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is William K. Everson

It is entitled Seymour; an Introduction

The Content

First Sequence:
M. Ward - Story of an Artist
Kimya Dawson - Follow That Dream
Clem Snide - Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Grievances
Chicky - Lousy Weekend
Daniel Smith & Sufjan Stevens - Worried Shoes

Second Sequence:
Guster - The Sun Shines Down on Me
Major Matt Mason, USA - Mind Contorted
Gym Mat Nap - Tears, Stupid Tears
Gordon Gano - Impossible Love
Chris Harford - Going Down

Third Sequence:
The Dead Milkmen - Rocketship
Toby Goodshank - Now
Mike Watt - Walking the Cow
The Static Waves - Some Things Last a Long Time (live)
The Dick Panthers - Go Fast and Go Some More

Fourth Sequence:
Sparklehorse & The Flaming Lips - Go
Joy Zipper - Held the Hand
'61 Triplets - Frankenstein Love
The Pastels - Speeding Motorcycle
Beck Hansen - True Love Will Find You in the End

Daniel Johnston - More Dead Than Alive

Heroes of European Literature #2

Pere Calders

When Legends Gather #839

Muhammad Ali and Etta James

In the Studio #148

Ginger Baker gives Eric Clapton a piece of his mind

Welcome to Show Business! #74

Neil Young (The Squires)

Artists in Action #842

Ian Whitcomb lays on the floor

Elisha Cook Jr. Gets the Shaft Again #13

Shouldn't have taken the bait in Shane
(George Stevens; 1953)

Joints #31

The Penalty Box / Chet's Last Call
Boston, MA.

In the Studio #147

Wrestler Jerry Lawler & Jim Dickinson at Ardent Studios

Radio Free Gunslinger #76: The Given Part

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Aaron Copland.

It is entitled The Given Part.

The Content

First Sequence:
Oreste & His Queensland Orchestra - When the Morning Glories Wake Up in the Morning
Lietzke's Midnight Serenaders - Maybe It's Love
Art Kreuger & His Columbians - Keeping Out of Mischief Now
The Picadilly Players - I'm Riding to Glory
Adrian Schubert's Dance Orchestra - Syncopated Jamboree

Second Sequence:
Smith Ballew & His Orchestra - Charming
Arnold Johnson & His Orchestra - After My Laughter Came Tears
Jack Purvis & His Orchestra - Dismal Dan
Ted Wallace & His Campus Boys - By a Lazy Country Lane
Lloyd Newton & His Varsity Eleven - St. Louis Blues

Third Sequence:
Ross De Luxe Syncopaters - Florida Rhythm
Alex Jackson & His Plantation Orchestra - I Call You Sugar
Alphonso Trent & His Orchestra - Gilded Kisses
Zack Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels - It's Tight Like That
Red Perkins & His Dixie Ramblers - Old Man Blues

Fourth Sequence:
The Original Memphis Five - Fireworks
Al Katz & His Kittens - Ace in the Hole
Sol Wagner & His Orchestra - Zulu Wail
Thelma Terry & Her Playboys - The Voice of the Southland
The Louisiana Rhythm Kings - The Dusky Stevedore

The Dorsey Brothers & Their Concert Orchestra - Was It a Dream?

The Cool Hall of Fame #271

Eden Ahbez

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far
Very far, over land and sea

A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he

And then one day, a magic day
He passed my way, and while we spoke
Of many things, fools and kings
This he said to me

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return"

And Then It Was Ephemera #106

Prehistoric Monsters Battle
Letraset Super Action Transfers

Jane F. #4

Radio Free Gunslinger #75: Gamblers and Optimists

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Ingmar Bergman

It is entitled Gamblers and Optimists

The Content

First Sequence:
Marlene Dietrich - The Boys in the Back Room
Maxine Sullivan - Moments Like This
Fats Waller - Two Sleepy People
Margaret Whiting - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Valaida Snow - I Wish I Were Twins

Second Sequence:
Wynton Marsalis - Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Wonderful Copenhagen (live)
Terence Blanchard - Can't Get Out of This Mood
Bud Powell - I Hear Music (live)
The John Coltrane Quartet - The Inchworm

Third Sequence:
Emile Ford & The Checkmates - On a Slow Boat to China
Mabel Mercer - More I Cannot Wish You
Nat King Cole - Tunnel of Love
Lee Wiley - I Don't Want to Walk Without You
Danny Kaye - Anywhere I Wander

Fourth Sequence:
Frank Loesser - Organization Man
Stubby Kaye - Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat
Norman Wisdom - Once in Love With Amy
Studio Chorus - Standing on the Corner
Robert Morse, Sammy Smith & Ruth Kobart - Brotherhood of Man

The Miles Davis Quintet - If I Were a Bell

Fun in the Sun #15

Albert Einstein pulls his own strings

Artists in Action #840

Edie Sedgwick dances to the Rascals

Movie Directors and the Means of Production #31

Movie Director: Ingmar Bergman
Means: Camera, Death Personified
Production: The Seventh Seal (1957)