f for fields

Brown Derby

Claude poses for a publicity shot to commemorate the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. 1933.

on this day in lohan history

Lindsay

On this day in Lohan History, the internet thrilled as it took a big step toward getting a concrete idea of what Lindsay looks like without her clothes on. This occurred when paparazzi photos, presumably taken the day before, emerged in which Lohan frolicked in the surf of some unknown beach with her boyfriend of the moment, Calum Best — the son of some UK football star whose existence I’m aware of solely because he’s mentioned in that one Black Grape song.

Lindsay 1

But these weren’t your run-of-the-mill Lohan beach photos which tended to appear on gossip sites in 2007 with the regularity of a twice daily newspaper. Celebrity skin site Egotastic published 119 frames from the couple’s day at the beach. The patience of photographer who captured those images paid off when the bikini top Lindsay wore slipped down low enough on her right breast to expose what it was meant to cover long enough for four photos to be taken. Lindsay had fallen victim to what is colloquially known as a “nip slip.” More would follow.

Lindsay 2

Lindsay 3

Lindsay 4

the decorative sex

hepburn

Katherine Hepburn in The African Queen. Huston. 1954.

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The Sweet Body of Deborah

The Sweet Body of Deborah. Romolo Guerrieri. 1968.

catching up with the chaplins

Modern Times

Chas with Chester Conklin in Modern Times. 1936.

father tarzan

Father Tarzan

Films and Filming. September 1967.

titles

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh. Murnau. 1924.

huston directs

Roots of Heaven

John Huston directs Juliette Gréco in The Roots of Heaven with Errol Flynn watching. 1958.

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Orson Welles

Begatting of the President. Orson Welles. 1969.

f for orson

Othello

Orson and Micheál Mac Liammóir in Othello. 1952.

Had he by some miracle made it this far, today would have been the Boy Wonder’s 100th birthday. So let’s celebrate Orson a little bit. As Marlene Dietrich put it, “he was a great, great man and a genius. People should cross themselves before they speak his name.”

I hate embedding video on this site so go to the 29-minute mark here to see Orson’s Mentalism Spot on David Copperfield’s first TV special. 1978.

And check out these magazine covers and the rest of the Orson archive.

Summer 1963

Summer 1971

Autumn 1968

Summer 1958

March 1958

Orson 79

Orson. 1979.