Monthly Archives: June 2009

museum piece


Piece: Doll, Pinocchio, ca. 1940. Figure based on the title character of the film Pinocchio. This 13″ painted wooden doll is dressed in red cloth overalls, a green shirt, and purple bow tie. The doll’s head, arms, and legs are held together inside of its torso with elastic string.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image. New York, New York.

a book by its cover

French paperback of Alberto Moravia‘s Il disprezzo. 1955.


Bride of Frankenstein writes her memoirs. 1983.

bertolucci directs

Bernardo Bertolucci and Robert Deniro on the set of Novencento. 1976.


Not to keep dwelling on this but yesterday, death, as it must to all men, came to Michael Jackson and I happened upon this picture totally by accident today. I also have an excuse to post this gem.

holy shit! michael jackson is dead

michael jackson is dead: A pop culture Nine Eleven

I can’t say that I saw this one coming. King of Pop dead at age fifty.

gangster lean

stanley kubrick is incommunicado

New feature either to be called Mail Bag or Pen to Paper! This letter (and its answer) appeared in the June 1972 issue of Films and Filming. Above is an illustration by Jan Parker from the Spring 1966 issue of Sight and Sound.

une femme mariée

Macha Méril in Jean-Luc Godard’s Une femme mariée: Suite de fragments d’un film tourné en 1964.

une femme mariee

not exactly doris day


The Lennons, quite famously, for a week in 1972 took over the Mike Douglas Show acting as talent bookers and cohosts. This gave John endless opportunities to chain-smoke and not allow Yoko a word in edgeways and allowed Yoko to come off generally (from what I’ve seen) as a patient, intelligent and borderline likable individual. Here we have something special indeed: footage of Mike, John and Yoko interviewing lady-filmmaker Barbara Loden about her then recently-released masterpiece, Wanda. Of special interest to me, for obvious reasons, is the clip of Wanda that is aired about ten minutes in. I’m either an idiot (which is very, very likely) or wordpress doesn’t allow dailymotion embedding so you’ll have to click the top pic to watch the video. Taped in New York City on February 1st 1972. Aired February fifteenth 1972.

John Lennon

Mike Douglas


always bumming around, drinkin'

the Lennons approve

Plastic Loden

cute band alert

Bikini Kill.

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