Monthly Archives: August 2009

secret ceremony

Elizabeth Taylor and Mia Farrow. Secret Ceremony. Losey. 1968.

a book by its cover

Pandora’s Box screenplay. Published in 1972.


As you’ve probably heard, today would have been MJ’s fifty-first birthday. I suppose the last time that I was aware of Michael’s birthday was on August 29, 2002 when Britney Spears famously had a cake wheeled out to honor him at the annual MTV awards mess. Michael grabbed an ornament from the top of the cake as if it were an award and, well, accepted the Artist of the Millenium honor that was not being presented. The strangest thing about this—well, there are many strange things about it—is that Michael produced from his pocket an acceptance speech. Did he, like, always carry those around with him just in case he had some sort of award or honor presented to him?

cute band alert

Wire are absolutely running shit on something called Rockpalast. 1979.

the punk floyd.

dirty harry

Clint Eastwood looking slick as fuck in Dirty Harry. Don Siegel. 1971.

five pictures of bowie

Part five: David Bowie in The Man Who Fell To Earth. 1976.

racist garbage

Alphabet book

Children’s Alphabet book. circa 1890s.


beatles, stones

Paul, Julian, Jane return from Greece, where He and the other three contemplated buying an island. 1967.

The Shocking Life Of Brian Jones

Lennon. probably in 69.

pen to paper


From the letters column of the June 1967 issue of Films and Filming.