Marilyn Monroe's 84th

Marilyn Monroe was, is and always will be the definitive Hollywood legend. That legend, marred and twisted beyond recognition, belied the human being beneath it all: an envelope-pushing businesswoman, a hell of a good actress, and an emotionally troubled, tragic figure whose inner demons were often as vicious as those that occupied the world around […]

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Out of the Vaults: Gene Tierney

One look at this stunning portrait and it’s little wonder why Gene Tierney is often remembered as one of the most beautiful women in the history of the movies—she is simply overwhelming. That smoldering, otherworldly quality of hers is the very definition of classic and a reminder to all those pseudo-dime-a-dozen-celebrities out there today what […]

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The '60s Turn 50 Photo Contest

The LA Conservancy is celebrating Los Angeles’ wealth of 1960s architecture with a fun photography contest.  Enter as a professional, amateur or student for a chance to win a free 1-year membership to the Conservancy. Details are on the Conservancy website: http://tinyurl.com/25es5l5

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The ’60s Turn 50 Photo Contest

The LA Conservancy is celebrating Los Angeles’ wealth of 1960s architecture with a fun photography contest.  Enter as a professional, amateur or student for a chance to win a free 1-year membership to the Conservancy. Details are on the Conservancy website: http://tinyurl.com/25es5l5

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Los Angeles: Portrait of a City

So I finally got my hands on a copy of Taschen’s new Los Angeles, Portrait of a City and have been thoroughly giddy with delight at this truly epic retrospective. Kevin Starr of USC is my personal favorite California historian and his insightful essays give this ever-so-beautiful pictorial history the sort of depth and complexity […]

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Irving Penn (1917-2009)

One of the 20th century’s truly great artists, Irving Penn, died yesterday. He was 92. His celebrity portraits are the stuff of legend, his work for Vogue reinvented fashion photography and through his lens the ordinary nothings of life became art. But don’t take my word for it. The following shots speak for themselves: Penn’s […]

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… My Darling Niece …

I’m an Auntie. A very, very, very proud Auntie. Everyone thinks that their nieces and nephews are the most adorable little kids on the planet and I am no different. However, the fact of the matter is, my three year old niece Rylee IS the most adorable little girl on the planet. So there! 😉 […]

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Brian Duffy and the Swinging '60s

London’s Chris Beetles Gallery is one of my favorite art galleries and their exhibitions are always something truly spectacular. From October 12 through November 7, they are presenting a special presentation of Brian Duffy prints—Duffy being the Swinging Sixties photographer iconic fashion shoots and portraits of pop culture icons came to embody the energy and […]

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Brian Duffy and the Swinging ’60s

London’s Chris Beetles Gallery is one of my favorite art galleries and their exhibitions are always something truly spectacular. From October 12 through November 7, they are presenting a special presentation of Brian Duffy prints—Duffy being the Swinging Sixties photographer iconic fashion shoots and portraits of pop culture icons came to embody the energy and […]

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Colorized Vintage Photos by Claroscureaux

Right, so like most things in life, I am probably the last person in the blogosphere to know about this fella. Many thanks to Forget the Talkies for bringing it to my attention! Claroscureaux colorizes vintage Hollywood photographs. Normally the word “colorize” makes my skin crawl and I get a sudden urge  for sudden death. […]

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