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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Dovima, 1956, photo by Henry Clarke

Dovima, 1956, photo by Henry Clarke

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Ray Milland in Bulldog Drummond Escapes (James P. Hogan, 1937).

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Ray Milland in Bulldog Drummond Escapes (James P. Hogan, 1937).

Two women ice dancing, 1930s

Two women ice dancing, 1930s

Elvis Presley backstage in Richmond, Virginia, 30 June 1956. Photo by Alfred Wertheimer.
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Elvis Presley backstage in Richmond, Virginia, 30 June 1956. Photo by Alfred Wertheimer.

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Boys of Reedham Orphanage cheer before their Christmas holiday. Surrey, England, December 1930
Photo: Fox Photos/Getty
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Boys of Reedham Orphanage cheer before their Christmas holiday. Surrey, England, December 1930

Photo: Fox Photos/Getty

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Thelma Todd, 1932
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Thelma Todd, 1932

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Beautiful Tyrone Power, 1930s

Beautiful Tyrone Power, 1930s

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Christian Dior's New Look revealed in his salon, Paris, 1947

Christian Dior's New Look revealed in his salon, Paris, 1947

Marilyn Monroe, 1955, New York City, photo by Ed Feingersh

Marilyn Monroe, 1955, New York City, photo by Ed Feingersh

Alain Delon in Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960)
Italian title: Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Alain Delon in Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960)

Italian title: Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Arthur Miller, Doughty St., New York City, 1954, photo by Elliott Erwitt     

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Arthur Miller, Doughty St., New York City, 1954, photo by Elliott Erwitt     

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
"… as a film work of art this takes precedence over anything that has so far been produced. It makes worthy pictures of the past look like tinsel shams. It fills one with such intense admiration that other pictures appear but trivial in comparison."  - Mordaunt Hall, New York Times, 1928

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)

"… as a film work of art this takes precedence over anything that has so far been produced. It makes worthy pictures of the past look like tinsel shams. It fills one with such intense admiration that other pictures appear but trivial in comparison."  - Mordaunt Hall, New York Times, 1928