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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The Invisible Man  (James Whale, 1933)
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The Invisible Man  (James Whale, 1933)

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"I am not afraid of life - although I’m not afraid of death either." 

Marlene Dietrich in Dishonored  (Josef von Sternberg, 1931)

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Paris, 1956, photo by Sabine Weiss (detail)

Paris, 1956, photo by Sabine Weiss (detail)

Marilyn Monroe, Banff, Alberta, 1953. She broke her ankle during the filming of River of No Return, and swimming was part of her rehab. Fortunately they found a really cute swimming instructor to help her.
 

Marilyn Monroe, Banff, Alberta, 1953. She broke her ankle during the filming of River of No Return, and swimming was part of her rehab. Fortunately they found a really cute swimming instructor to help her.

 

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Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes  (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1948)

Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes  (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1948)

Marlene Dietrich in a publicity shot for Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)

Marlene Dietrich in a publicity shot for Blonde Venus (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)

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Tyrone Power, 1937

Tyrone Power, 1937

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Toshiro Mifune in Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

Toshiro Mifune in Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

Coal Miner, Kempton, West Virginia, May 1939, photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. Part of the photography collection at the US Library of Congress
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Coal Miner, Kempton, West Virginia, May 1939, photo by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. Part of the photography collection at the US Library of Congress

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The lights of the city, publicity for Ovomaltine, Paris, 1932. Photo montage by François Kollar 
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The lights of the city, publicity for Ovomaltine, Paris, 1932. Photo montage by François Kollar 

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Constance Bennett, 1932

Constance Bennett, 1932

Swing dancers, 1940s

Swing dancers, 1940s

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