Monthly Archives: December 2012


cover art

dig the critics

Film Comment. Summer 1970.

lang directs

Fritz Lang gives Keith Andes some pointers on strangulation for a scene in Clash by Night. 1952.

festival time!

Sir Charles Evans, director general of the British Film Producers Association, with Hollywood actress Nancy Kovack, at a Samba band parade during the Rio International Film Festival. 1965.

books on film

Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman in Ski Party. Alan Rafkin. 1965.

a hard day’s night

Wilfrid Brambell and Ringo in A Hard Day’s Night. Richard Lester. 1964.

santa claus

A Soulful Christmas. James Brown. 1968.

This year’s Santa: James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, who died on Christmas Day 6 years ago.

Santas of Christmas Past: Paul McCartney and Wings, Blackie Lawless, Jean-Pierre LĂ©aud and Nick Ray.

Other people who died on Christmas: W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin.