The first 8mm projector I ever owned. My parents bought it for me around 1964 at a Super Giant in the Washington, D. C. area. This was a branch of a local grocery chain that also sold consumer products. It … Continue reading
Original poster art for 55 Days At Peking. Click on the image to enlarge.
Click on the image to enlarge.
The vacation slideshow was a familiar social ritual in middle-class American homes in the 1950s and 1960s. It was often considered something of an ordeal, with friends and neighbors expected too “ooh” and “ah” at a slide of a spectacular … Continue reading
Laurence Olivier directed and starred in this tale of a Hungarian prince who visits London in 1911 to attend the coronation of George V. There he falls in love with an American showgirl played by Marilyn Monroe. The prince is … Continue reading
. . . the 19th-Century way! Click on the image to enlarge.
. . . can one dame be?
I just finished reading Todd McCarthy's biography of Howard Hawks. It's one of the best of all film director biographies, extremely well-written, entertaining and wise.Like Ford, Hawks was an elusive man, personally — his second wife called him “a great … Continue reading
“The Attack On the Galleon”, frontispiece for Howard Pyle’s Book Of Pirates. [Via Golden Age Comic Book Stories]
“Captain Kidd”, from Howard Pyle's Book Of Pirates.
As kids, Joel and Ethan Coen were obsessed with the works of Howard Pyle and his disciple N. C. Wyeth. They were especially fond of the image above, one of those collected, after Pyle's death, in Howard Pyle's Book Of … Continue reading
How the West Was Won is not really the frontier epic it aspires to be but a curious sort of Western-themed variety spectacle, a cavalcade of “attractions”, something like Buffalo Bill's Wild West. On its original release, the central attraction … Continue reading