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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Audrey Totter

(December 20, 1917 – December 12, 2013)

"The bad girls were so much fun to play."

Oh god, one of my favorites…. (You have to see her in Lady in the Lake, she’s such a hoot!)

Rest in Peace

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Liv Ullman in Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)
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Liv Ullman in Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)

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Kim Novak at the Cannes Film Festival, 1956

Kim Novak at the Cannes Film Festival, 1956

Bette Davis in Jezebel (William Wyler, 1938)

Bette Davis in Jezebel (William Wyler, 1938)

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Photo of Theda Bara as Salome,1918, by Albert Witzel Studio 
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Photo of Theda Bara as Salome,1918, by Albert Witzel Studio 

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Thelma Ritter in All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)
“Thelma Ritter always seemed worn out. In a flower print dress and flat shoes, her hair screwed up in a home perm, and her face like a used newspaper, she might have had a full day washing and cooking before coming to the studio, and a few hours’ office cleaning ahead of her as soon as she finished.
"It is a tribute to her sour inventiveness that such deep-grained tiredness never seemed boring."    - David Thomson

Thelma Ritter in All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)

Thelma Ritter always seemed worn out. In a flower print dress and flat shoes, her hair screwed up in a home perm, and her face like a used newspaper, she might have had a full day washing and cooking before coming to the studio, and a few hours’ office cleaning ahead of her as soon as she finished.

"It is a tribute to her sour inventiveness that such deep-grained tiredness never seemed boring."    - David Thomson

Phillips Holmes, 1932, photo by George Hoyningen-Huene

Phillips Holmes, 1932, photo by George Hoyningen-Huene

Jeanne Moreau in Acenseur Pour L’Echafaud aka Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1957)
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Jeanne Moreau in Acenseur Pour L’Echafaud aka Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1957)

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New York Financial District viewed from the Hotel Bossert, Brooklyn, 1935, photo by Samuel H. Gottscho

New York Financial District viewed from the Hotel Bossert, Brooklyn, 1935, photo by Samuel H. Gottscho

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