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 eyes of Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra (Joseph L Mankiewicz, 1962

The eyes of Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra (Joseph L Mankiewicz, 1962

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Marlene Dietrich, 1935, photo by Max Munn Autrey
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Marlene Dietrich, 1935, photo by Max Munn Autrey

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Ann Dvorak and Marie Wilson help Angela Lansbury with her corset. A publicity shot for the film The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (Albert Lewin, 1947)
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Ann Dvorak and Marie Wilson help Angela Lansbury with her corset. A publicity shot for the film The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (Albert Lewin, 1947)

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Birthday Remembrance:  James Stewart  (20 May 1908 - 2 July 1997)

“In a career of extraordinary range and depth, Jimmy Stewart has come to embody on the screen the very image of the typical American. Whether flying the ocean as Charles Lindbergh, going to Washington as Senator Jefferson Smith, or playing an ordinary man who somehow never got around to leaving his home town, Stewart has captured the essence of American hopes, doubts, and aspirations. His idealism, his determination, his vulnerability, and above all, his basic decency shine through every role he plays…..” 

     - AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, 1980

Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins, 1972, publicity shot for Play It As It Lays

Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins, 1972, publicity shot for Play It As It Lays

Photo by Saul Leiter, 1950s
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Photo by Saul Leiter, 1950s

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Constance Bennett, 1933. Not enough love for her on Tumblr.

Constance Bennett, 1933. Not enough love for her on Tumblr.

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Ingrid Bergman, 1956, being fitted by designer Rene Hubert in a costume for Anastasia
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Ingrid Bergman, 1956, being fitted by designer Rene Hubert in a costume for Anastasia

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Belle of the Ball in Balenciaga, Vogue 1951, photo by Roger Prigent
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Belle of the Ball in Balenciaga, Vogue 1951, photo by Roger Prigent

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Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 1947, in a publicity shot for Dark Passage

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 1947, in a publicity shot for Dark Passage

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Ava Gardner addresses fans at the October 8th 1953 premiere of Mogambo 

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Ava Gardner addresses fans at the October 8th 1953 premiere of Mogambo 

Denham Fouts, 1940, lover of King Paul of Greece, Christopher Isherwood, and others, “the best-kept boy in the world.” Photo by George Platt Lynes.

Denham Fouts, 1940, lover of King Paul of Greece, Christopher Isherwood, and others, “the best-kept boy in the world.” Photo by George Platt Lynes.

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