With this ongoing series celebrating the historical, cultural, and artistic importance of Bettie Page, I’m trying to honor the legacy of a real, honest-to-goodness icon. There aren’t many of those, truly, in our popular culture. What I’m really doing with these posts is celebrating Bettie’s legacy as an artist and not so much delving into … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Attack of the 50 Foot Bettie
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Martin Scorsese’s masterful 1993 adaptation of Edith Wharton’s heartbreaking novel The Age of Innocence, which traces the tragic, Gilded Age romance between Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer). No surprise there, as it’s quite possibly my favorite Scorsese film—which always shocks fans of Goodellas … Continue reading “Exquisite romantic pain”: Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence
Booze, cigs, stereos, 8-tracks, nylons, home arcade games, steering wheel grips, and antacids. If these items aren’t on your Black Friday shopping list then what kind of shopper are you, anyway? Sheesh. Good luck out there or online today.
If you’ve read everything I’ve ever written here since I started this blog in the spring of 2020, I thank you. If you only drop by once every few months and cherry pick articles of interest to you, I thank you. If this post is the first time you’re reading this blog, I thank you. … Continue reading Still wake up the same old Susie
Still random, only this time all black and white. Captions included at the end. Now let’s allow these photographs to speak for themselves. 1. Marilyn Monroe publicity shot for How to Mary A Millionaire (1953). 2. Elvis Presley and Susan Henning, The 1968 Comeback Special. 3. Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke in Rumble Fish (1983). … Continue reading Random Image Dump #2