Archive for Month: January 2012

The New Look

                                Christian Dior’s  1947 collection. Neusatz-Ersatz, 1954 or so

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks with an object of art in  the background.

Pierce Brosnan Oscar Winning Roles

Setting a precedent,  Pierce Brosnan got two Oscars for his double role in the same film.  His leading role as chief  Sitting Bull and supporting role as Sitting Bull’s son,  Crow Foot, earned him the double nomination and double win.                     […]

Ingmar Bergman: The Seventh Seal

Death and the knight play chess for very high stakes.

Crossing the Street

Somebody took a snapshot of me.

The Moral of the Story May Be Wrong – Yet It Is a Moral

Once upon the time there was young man who had nothing but a ladder. He set out to earn an honest penny working under the ground,  on the ground and high up above the ground. Fed up by climbing his ladder and getting nowhere, he decided to become the right […]

Trouble with Robert Andrews, His Wife Frances, Not to Mention the Dog

The Andrews are doing their best to stand still while Thomas Gainsborough is sketching them. Initially, the dog  was in the right place. The dog was soon all over the place or nowhere to be seen. Ultimately,  the Andrews had enough, too. Despite the trouble with the models, Tomas Gainsborough […]

Liza Minnelli

Absolutely magnificent in Cabaret.

Meeting at Rittenhouse Square at 5 p.m.

It is almost five. The young man has to take a taxi. She hurries, too. Happy together.

The Lady with the Tutti-Frutti Hat

Carmen Miranda leads the Mummers parade in Philadelphia. No time to change for dinner in Atlantic City.