Monthly Archives: December 2014

altman directs

Altman directs

Robert Altman directs Paul Newman in Quintet. 1979.

catching up with the chaplins

The Kid

Chas on the set of The Kid. 1921.

dig the critics

Summer 1969

Sight and Sound. Summer 1969.


Kent State


on your sleeve

Premiers Symptômes

Premiers Symptômes. Air. 1997.

the sennett days

Sennett Babes

Sennett Babes decorate the tree.

santa claus

Destiny's Child Unveil Their Dolls

Destiny’s Child. 2001.

Santas of Christmas Past: Ringo and Nilsson, James Brown, Paul McCartney and Wings, Blackie Lawless, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Nick Ray.

cover art

Interview Dec 77

Mick, Iman and Paul Von Ravenstein (I think that’s who that other dude is). 1977.

record labels

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Happy Xmas (War Is Over). John & Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. 1971.

f for fields

Laughton Copperfield

Claude replaced Charles Laughton in the role of Micawber in David Copperfield after Laughton worked on the film for three days. Halliwell’s Film Guide offers this possibly apocryphal story that Laughton was taken off the film because “he looked as though he were about to molest the child” but the book offers no source for the quote.

Fields Copperfield