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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Grand Central Station, April, 1940, photo by Jerry Cooke/Corbis

Grand Central Station, April, 1940, photo by Jerry Cooke/Corbis

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Harold Lloyd in A Sailor-Made Man (1921).

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Harold Lloyd in A Sailor-Made Man (1921).

Christmas in London during the “Great Smog” of 1952

Christmas in London during the “Great Smog” of 1952

Frequent co-stars George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor having fun on a film set, 1928.
And y’know? I wouldn’t mind bestriding George’s shoulders myself.

Frequent co-stars George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor having fun on a film set, 1928.

And y’know? I wouldn’t mind bestriding George’s shoulders myself.

Turkey, 1961, photo by Stan Wayman for LIFE magazine (obviously)

Turkey, 1961, photo by Stan Wayman for LIFE magazine (obviously)

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Mary Astor, Grant Withers and Regis Toomey in Other Men’s Women (William A. Wellman, 1931).  
Bill is in love with Lily, the wife of his friend Jack. Complications ensue. Definitely a pre-Code film.
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Mary Astor, Grant Withers and Regis Toomey in Other Men’s Women (William A. Wellman, 1931).  

Bill is in love with Lily, the wife of his friend Jack. Complications ensue. Definitely a pre-Code film.

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Ramon Novarro, 1934, in a publicity photo for Laughing Boy, based on the novel by Oliver La Farge

Ramon Novarro, 1934, in a publicity photo for Laughing Boy, based on the novel by Oliver La Farge

Winter night at the Municipal Theatre in Zurich, Switzerland, 1935.
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Winter night at the Municipal Theatre in Zurich, Switzerland, 1935.

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Paul Newman, 1959

Paul Newman, 1959

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Margie Cato, 1950 (test shoot), photo by Lillian Bassman

Margie Cato, 1950 (test shoot), photo by Lillian Bassman

Francois Truffaut, 1960s

Francois Truffaut, 1960s

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New York City, 1940, photo by Andreas Feininger

New York City, 1940, photo by Andreas Feininger