Category Archives: context


Channing Pollock

Channing Pollock (above) and Francine Bergé (below) in Judex. Georges Franju. 1963.

Francine Bergé

way back

Mae Lucas

Mae Lucas — Now Mrs. B.L. Rhodes of Norfolk, Virginia — at left, and her dancing partner in the Gaiety Girls at Daly’s Theatre in New York in 1894, when Miss Lucas went to dance for the Edison Kinetoscope.

f for orson

Orson in Scotland

Orson and his walking stick in Scotland. 1953.

Citizen Cane


What one can only suspect is an unauthorized endorsement of Filmmakers Newsletter by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. 1971.

record labels

The Slider

The Slider. T. Rex. 1972.

cover art

January 1962

Spencer Tracy and Marlene Dietrich in Judgment at Nuremberg. Stanley Kramer. 1961.

on the set of


Raoul Coutard and Anouk Aimée on the set of Lola. Jacques Demy. 1961.

pen to paper

Summer 1972

A book recommendation from Joe Losey. Sight and Sound. Summer 1972.

to have and have not

To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall — one of the last of the Old Hollywood crowd — who died yesterday at age 89, with Humphrey Bogart and Marcel Dalio in To Have and Have Not. Howard Hawks. 1944.

der blaue engel

The Blue Angel

Emil Jannings in The Blue Angel. Josef von Sternberg. 1930.