A gay man of a certain age and a certain sensibility searching for meaning in the flickering images of classic Hollywood.
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Gene Kelly, 1951, photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt
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God gave the world Gene Kelly 102 years ago today.  We are still smiling.

Gene Kelly, 1951, photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

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God gave the world Gene Kelly 102 years ago today.  We are still smiling.

Remembering  Joan Blondell  on her birthday (30 August 1906 - 25 December 1979), sassy star of pre-code Warner Bros musicals who matured into a strong dramatic and character actress.

Remembering  Joan Blondell  on her birthday (30 August 1906 - 25 December 1979), sassy star of pre-code Warner Bros musicals who matured into a strong dramatic and character actress.

Cafe, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, 1952, photo by Ed van der Elsken

Cafe, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, 1952, photo by Ed van der Elsken

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Joan Blondell and Tyrone Power in Nightmare Alley  (Edmund Goulding, 1947)

Joan Blondell and Tyrone Power in Nightmare Alley  (Edmund Goulding, 1947)

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in À bout de souffle (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959) photo by Raymond Cauchetier
US title: Breathless
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Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg in À bout de souffle (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959) photo by Raymond Cauchetier

US title: Breathless

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Claire Bloom at the National Gallery, London, 1950s, photo by Sam Shaw
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Claire Bloom at the National Gallery, London, 1950s, photo by Sam Shaw

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Marilyn Monroe, 1946, photo by Andre de Dienes

Marilyn Monroe, 1946, photo by Andre de Dienes

Vivien Leigh, 1939, a photo by Laszlo Willinger
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Vivien Leigh, 1939, a photo by Laszlo Willinger

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Shall We Dance (George Stevens, 1937)

Fred and Ginger never get old….

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Paul Newman, 1959, photo by Leo Fuchs

Paul Newman, 1959, photo by Leo Fuchs

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Sophia Loren, New York City, 1958, photo by Peter Stackpole
"I was born wise. Street-wise, people-wise, self-wise. This wisdom was my birthright. I was also born old. And illegitimate. But the two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty… I was not intrigued with the accouterments of success and fame, the furs, jewels, expensive automobiles and mansions… I can assure you that these things were not on my mind when I sat spellbound in that Pozzuoli movie house. It was what these performers on the screen were doing, not what they received for doing it."  - Sophia Loren
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Sophia Loren, New York City, 1958, photo by Peter Stackpole

"I was born wise. Street-wise, people-wise, self-wise. This wisdom was my birthright. I was also born old. And illegitimate. But the two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty… I was not intrigued with the accouterments of success and fame, the furs, jewels, expensive automobiles and mansions… I can assure you that these things were not on my mind when I sat spellbound in that Pozzuoli movie house. It was what these performers on the screen were doing, not what they received for doing it."  - Sophia Loren

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Jeanne Moreau in Bay of Angels (Jacques Demy, 1963)

French title: La Baie des Anges

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