Call for Entries: The 2012 Laugh and Live Silent Film Festival

Next year, an entirely new kind of silent film festival is coming to Hollywood. The Laugh and Live Film Festival, presented by Los Angeles-based film historian Sparrow Morgan, will be the first festival of its kind: focusing on reviving, not just interest in silent film, but the very medium of silent film itself. The Pictorial […]

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His Way: William Haines

The first openly gay actor to have worked in Hollywood was silent film superstar William Haines.  Haines’ staunch refusal to hide his homosexuality, or to deny his relationship with his life partner, set a true precedent still felt today and in conjunction with today’s Queer Film Blogathon hosted by Garbo Laughs, it felt right to […]

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Walking in LA: Photo Blogging by Foot

Growing up with an amateur photographer for a father, my love for photography has its roots in his makeshift, homemade dark room. Deep red lights and sour solution are as much a part of my childhood memories as oreos and milk. My father was (and still is) quite gifted and he certainly instilled love of […]

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The Tournament of Roses Parade – Through the Years

Mornings on the first of January are a cuddly affair of cocoa, coffee, cinnamon buns and Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade. Or, at least, for that’s the way it is for Southern Californians. The parade itself is high camp, and network coverage is overinflated cornball… but boy if it doesn’t make me all warm and […]

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Albert Kahn's Experimental Color Photography

Our earlier posting of early 20th century color photography in Russia generated quite a lot of interest, so we’re following up with a look at the work of French-Jewish photographer Albert Kahn.  The excellent photo blog Citynoise posted a collection of Kahn’s experimental color photography from the early 1900s, for which he used a process […]

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Albert Kahn’s Experimental Color Photography

Our earlier posting of early 20th century color photography in Russia generated quite a lot of interest, so we’re following up with a look at the work of French-Jewish photographer Albert Kahn.  The excellent photo blog Citynoise posted a collection of Kahn’s experimental color photography from the early 1900s, for which he used a process […]

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Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold is a classic Esquire article from 1966, considered to be one of the most important pieces of journalism of the late 20th century., a “pioneering example of New Journalism.” It is essential Pictorial reading. Frank Sinatra Has a Cold By Gay Talese FRANK SINATRA, holding a glass of bourbon in […]

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Raymond Cauchetier and the Nouvelle Vague

Next month, London’s James Hyman Gallery will showcase an exhibition of shots from the set of some of the French Nouvelle Vague’s celebrated darlings. Godard’s Breathless, Demy’s Lola and Truffaut’s Jules et Jim are all benchmark films of the New Wave period. Celebrated photographer Raymond Cauchetier caught cinematic history with his exclusive behind the scenes […]

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Chaplin Fashion

Katie, who runs the ever-fabulous OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR blog, posted  this recap of John Galliano’s recent fashion show for his 2011 spring collection, the inspiration of which happened to be none other than The Little Tramp. Yeah, I know, I flipped out too. It’s SUCH creepy-crazy-cool-concept that I really must tip my hat (or derby, […]

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