“Ain’t We Got Style”: Vanity Fair’s Classic Movie Photo Shoot

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fat sucker for Vanity Fair photo shoots. And this one is right up my alley. Vanity Fair’s August issue features an “Ain’t We Got Style” portfolio of re-created scenes from Depression-Era films. Some of today’s freshest young talent slip into the shoes of classic film immortals […]

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The Kitty Packard Pictorial of the Month: Barbara Stanwyck

Stany. Beautiful, ballsy, brainy and just plain brilliant, Barbara Stanwyck was the ultimate actor’s actor. Before there was such a thing as “method” acting, Stanwyck had already perfected the art of the lifelike performance. From Night Nurse to Double Indemnity, there is never a moment when Stany doesn’t own each and every frame of film […]

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Jack Cardiff, Master of Cinematography, Dies at 94

Jack Cardiff, legendary British cinematographer, passed away today at the age of 94. His painterly eye brought color film into its own, expressing human depth and emotion and passion through his radiant, imaginative swirl of a palette. Martin Scorsese once said that Cardiff is “synonymous with Technicolor,” and I think it can be rightly said […]

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Cecil Beaton Exhibition Hits Londontown

As something of a cantankerous twitterer, I have as of today softened somewhat in my outright cynicism towards the juggernaut.  Thanks to Stephen Fry’s twitter page (yes, I’m a voracious snoop), I am thrilled to learn that the Chris Beetles Gallery in London is hosting an exhibition of photographs taken by the legendary photographer, artist, […]

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Out of the Vaults: Picture of the Week

Mr. Perfect Profile himself, Robert Taylor, as photographed by the unparalelled George Hurrell. Constance Bennett, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow and Joan Crawford are amongst the starlet beauties that frame him. Ohhh if that wall could talk … 😉

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Favorite Website of the Week: Skid Row Photography Club

Art is a healing salve for the soul, and nowhere is this more wonderfully evident than with the Skid Row Photography Club. Their show at Downtown L.A.’s Artwalk last week was poignant and powerful–the images capturing the grim realities of life on the streets while being in themselves ethereal in their beauty. It is certainly […]

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