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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James Cagney in White Heat  (Raoul Walsh, 1949)

James Cagney in White Heat  (Raoul Walsh, 1949)

"The public never knows what it’s getting by way of a Mason performance from one film to the next. I therefore represent a thoroughly insecure investment."
James Mason, 1950
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"The public never knows what it’s getting by way of a Mason performance from one film to the next. I therefore represent a thoroughly insecure investment."

James Mason, 1950

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fred-x-ginger:

A kiss on the hand may be quite Continental…

The way the dress dances as well …..

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Lena Horne performing in Paris, 1948, photo by Yael Joel

Lena Horne performing in Paris, 1948, photo by Yael Joel

Elizabeth Taylor in BUtterfield 8 (Daniel Mann, 1960)

Elizabeth Taylor in BUtterfield 8 (Daniel Mann, 1960)

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Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)

Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)

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Gary Cooper, 1936
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Gary Cooper, 1936

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Marlene Dietrich, 1942

Marlene Dietrich, 1942

Dovima, wearing a hat and dress by Cristobal Balenciaga, in a 1950 photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue

Dovima, wearing a hat and dress by Cristobal Balenciaga, in a 1950 photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue

meinthefifties:

Cary Grant photographed by Imogen Cunningham, 1932.

meinthefifties:

Cary Grant photographed by Imogen Cunningham, 1932.

sodomyandunpleasantaccents:

U.S. sailor on leave. Barcelona 1952

sodomyandunpleasantaccents:

U.S. sailor on leave. Barcelona 1952

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Martha Graham performing her solo work Frontier in a 1935 photo by Barbara Morgan

Martha Graham performing her solo work Frontier in a 1935 photo by Barbara Morgan