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Hamm: "Can there be misery (he yawns) loftier than mine?" - Samuel Beckett's Endgame, 1957
7 Jan
A wonderful process shot with the model Bettina, by Georges Dambier, for Elle, August 5, 1955 Image
My favourite Suzy Parker photos are by Richard Avedon, but Georges Dambier comes close. This is for Elle, September 1952. Image
Georges Dambier includes a Vermeer print & Vermeer lighting to this shot of Marie-Helene Arneaud for Elle
Cap d’Antibe, June 1957 Image
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5 Jan
Happy #NationalBirdDay 🐦
Charles E. Martin
@NewYorker, September 11, 1971 Image
Happy #NationalBirdDay 🐦
William Steig
@NewYorker, May 11, 1963 Image
Alfred Hitchcock by Philippe Halsman, 1962
Happy #NationalBirdDay 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 Image
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23 Dec 20
#RIP Stella Tennant
For me she'll always be just about to dive into a pool in a wool suit, in a great fashion photo by Arthur Elgort, for Vogue, 1995
Another shot of Stella Tennant by Arthur Elgort from 1995. She's wearing Helmut Lang & Gucci. What an amazing look!
Arthur Elgort really captured one side of Stella Tennant in this 1995 Vogue photoshoot. Gucci once again.
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22 Dec 20
The 1968 American Davis Cup Team at the Berkeley Tennis Club, by Bob Peterson for Time magazine, July 12, 1968
Donald Dell, Dennis Ralston, Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell, Clark Graebner & Bob Lutz
In 1977 Arthur Ashe married the photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy. Here they are in Paris, to attend a photo show of hers.
📷 Benoit Gysembergh, 1979
Their daughter's name is Camera!
Jeanne Moutoussamy Ashe
The Wedding Dance, NYC, gelatin silver print
What an outstanding photograph!
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22 Dec 20
#RIP Claude Brasseur
With Isabelle Adjani on the set of Andre Techine's Barocco, 1976
Photo: Sveeva Vegeveno Image
#RIP Claude Brasseur
From very early in his career, his 1957 Studio Harcourt portrait. A necessity for a young actor.
Médiathèque de l'architecture et du patrimoine Image
Jean-Luc Godard on the set of his 1964 film Bande à Part, with his stars Sami Frey & Claude Brasseur (#RIP), masked, but not socially distancing.
The still photographer on the set was Marilou Parolini.
Stay well Jean-Luc & Sami! Image
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21 Dec 20
Watched Kar-Wai Wong's In The Mood For Love for the first time @criterionchannl. What a masterpiece!
Blu-ray cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang Image
Watching Kar-Wai Wong's In The Mood For Love, we thought of Kubrick (2001, Eyes Wide Shut), Neil Jordan's The End of the Affair, Scorsese's The Age of Innocence, David Lean's Brief Encounter, Godard, Truffaut, Antonioni. I felt like I was in the middle of a Henry James novel. Image
The French poster for the 20th anniversary restoration of Kar-Wai Wong's In The Mood For Love by @studiotstella is perfection. Image
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15 Dec 20
Peter Marlow
#Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square, 1993

🧵 A thread of...
Pigeons! Image
Ferdinando Scianna
Old woman with pigeons
Istanbul, 1996 Image
A. Abbas
Snow over the Oyashimo Shinto shrine, devoted to the deity of family and love. This shrine caters to many pigeons who symbolize roaming spirits.
Izumo, 2000 Image
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15 Dec 20
Margaret Bourke-White for Life magazine
American WACs with the US Fifth Army decorate for #Christmas
Italy, December 1944
Yale Joel for Life magazine
#Christmas shoppers at Saks Fifth Avenue, December 1962
Eliot Elisofon for Life magazine
#Christmas Eve service at Christ Church, Tarrytown NY, 1944
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15 Dec 20
William Steig
@NewYorker, December 14, 1968
William Steig
@NewYorker, December 23, 1967
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14 Dec 20
Celebrate the Clark Terry Centennial!
Photo: Dennis Stock, 1958
One of Duke Ellington’s 4 star trumpeters, with Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker & Ray Nance
Celebrate the Clark Terry Centennial!
Photo: Roberto Polillo, 1970
"Your sound is you & what you really feel inside."
Stardust, London, 1967, with Teddy Wilson, Louise Bellson & Bob Cranshaw:
Celebrate the Clark Terry Centennial!
A great photo by Jack Vartoogian, from 1997
Here playing the flugelhorn, with Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone:
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14 Dec 20
"The moment I had Smiley as a figure, with that past, that memory, that uncomfortable private life & that excellence in his profession, I knew I had something I could live with & work with."
#RIP John le Carré
Photo: Erich Hartmann, 1965 Image
"One of the fascinations of the intelligence world is that it’s such a reflection of the society it serves. If you really want to examine the national psychology, it’s locked in the secret world."
#RIP John Le Carré
Photo: Dudley Reed Image
John Le Carré by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 1 March 1989
"The one thing you can bet is that spying is never over. Spying is like the wiring in this building - it’s just a question of who takes it over and switches on the lights. It will go on and on and on." Image
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26 Jul 20
#RIP Olivia de Havilland
I'll post my favourite portraits, beginning with this marvellous one by Bob Landry, from 1942
Olivia de Havilland by Nina Leen for Life, 1945
Olivia De Havilland by Raymond Voinquel, Paris, 1950s
"When I wonder if you know that I live in France, I’m sure you don’t, because I am certain that you think me peacefully interred, & in good old native American soil."
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23 Jul 20
"I was thirteen & ready for love. When the venal waif Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) got out of that cab on Fifth Avenue in a black dress & pearls in the early morning, I wanted to sip her through a straw."
- Donald Fagen, Eminent Hipsters
"Whenever I mention this picture to someone around my age, a strange, tragic smile flits across his or her face as if in remembrance of an old lover."
- Donald Fagen on Breakfast at Tiffany's
📷 Bud Fraker's iconic shot
"Even those who dismiss the film as a piece of typical Hollywood fluff that took the sting out of Capote's original story, blah, blah, are betrayed by a wetness in the eyes, a heaving chest & an occasional shudder of bliss/pain."
Audrey with Orangey Cat, who won a Patsy Award
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23 Jun 20
My #typewriter thread has gotten really long, so I'll start a new #machineaecrire one:
André Kértesz
Mme Eileen Hale Lake à sa machine à écrire, 50 West 12 Street, New York, 1938
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Love the hair, desk, flowers, typewriter & photo!
Emile Müller
René Lefèvre tapant à la machine à écrire, 1950s
He was an actor who worked with Jean Renoir, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jules Dassin, and René Clair.
Love the phone!
#PhoneCallFromPaul @holdengraber
@lithub @CallFromPaul…
André Kértesz
L'écrivain Ilya Ehrenbourg à sa machine à écrire
Paris, 1929
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9 Jun 20
I came across four @NewYorker cartoons about Ad Reinhardt’s black paintings in 1967. There may be more.
Robert J. Day, March 4
Everett Opie, April 22 & May 27
William O’Brien, August 19
Reinhardt died on August 30, 1967
I knew there would be more Ad Reinhardt cartoons in the @NewYorker
J. B. Handelsman, October 30, 1989 @metmuseum
Robert Day, April 20, 1968
Everett Opie, January 26, 1976
... and even more!
James Stevenson, January 18, 1958
Ad Reinhardt painted his first black painting, "Abstract Painting" at the @MuseumModernArt, in 1963…
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22 May 20
I'm teaching myself more about still photographers on movie sets. "Le photographe de plateau" is the name in French. I'll begin with a random thread, but hope to dig deeper in the future. 📷🎥
Jack Lemmon in Glengary Glen Ross; a great shot by Andrew Schwarz, 1992
"Set photographers were technicians with ill-defined jobs. They were mostly asked to take a photo from the spot where the movie camera was standing at the end of a scene, and then to make themselves scarce."
Raymond Cauchetier helped break the mold with his Breathless photos
Cauchetier worked on the movie set as if he were a photojournalist. That was a perfect fit for the directors of the New Wave, & resulted in some great photographs.
This shot from Breathless was taken in a relaxed time between shots.
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4 Mar 20
In 1967 photographer Nickolas Muray & writer Paul Gallico collaborated on a book called The Revealing Eye: Personalities of the 1920's
It's sad that Muray died, in November of 1965, before he could see this book. Gallico begins the section "Memento Muray":
"The late Nickolas Muray was a Hungarian first and a photographer second."
It's not in the book, but here's Gallico by Muray, an undated shot @EastmanMuseum
Paul Gallico: "Nickolas Muray's Wednesday nights are celebrated - the whole artistic world and his wife can be seen there..."
Sorry for my ignorance of Greenwich Village: is 'the Square' Washington Square?
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29 Feb 20
Philippe Halsman's #jump! photos are always fun, but today is an especially good time to leap into a whole bunch. The November 9, 1959 issue of Life Magazine had a jump shot feature, with Marilyn on the cover. #LeapDay
More Philippe Halsman #jump! shots for #LeapDay
Weegee. 1961
Steve Allen, 1959
More Philippe Halsman #jump! shots for #LeapDay
Phil Silvers, 1955
Kitty Carlisle & Moss Hart, 1958
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30 Jan 20
Samuel Beckett by Jane Bown, 1976
"Although he was of the select company of those who, echoing Sophocles, would prefer not to have been born, he would do everything he could to ease a friend's suffering."
- John Montague
Orson Welles by Jane Bown, 1951
"Orson Welles hails a cab like God and tips like a Jesuit."
- Jackie Gleason
David Hockney by Jane Bown, 1966
"It does not diminish Mr. Hockney’s greatness that his intelligence, gifts and omnivorous curiosity are propelled by an inherently sunny disposition."
- Roberta Smith
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31 Aug 19
#RIP Valerie Harper
With Hamilton Camp, Paul Sand & Avery Schreiber in a scene from the Broadway entertainment Ovid's Metamorphoses
Photo: Martha Swope, 1971
@NYPL digital collection
@nypl #RIP Valerie Harper
Another scene from Ovid's Metamorphoses, this time with Richard Schaal, who was her husband at the time. Schaal played four different characters in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, including Chuckles the Clown.
"I'm a martyr to my feet."
@NYPL digital collection
@nypl #RIP Valerie Harper. Here with Rosemary Murphy & Lily Knight in a publicity shot for a National tour of the Broadway play Agnes of God
Photo: Martha Swope, 1983
@NYPL digital collection
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30 Aug 19
A great shot of Bebe Neuwirth by Timothy White starts off my #diner thread 🍽️
Park Slope #Diner by Jack Ziegler
@NewYorker, October 28, 2013
@NewYorker Leonard Cohen in a New York #diner
Photo: Roz Kelly, 1968
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