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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Tony Curtis, 1957, New York City
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Tony Curtis, 1957, New York City

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Bette Davis in Now, Voyager (Irving Rapper, 1942)

Bette Davis in Now, Voyager (Irving Rapper, 1942)

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Birthday Remembrance:  Robert Montgomery  (21 May 1904 - 27 September 1981). My favorite photo of him.

Birthday Remembrance:  Robert Montgomery  (21 May 1904 - 27 September 1981). My favorite photo of him.

Buster Keaton, 1931, photo by George Hurrell

Buster Keaton, 1931, photo by George Hurrell

Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh on the set of Lust for Life (Vincente Minnelli, 1956)

Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh on the set of Lust for Life (Vincente Minnelli, 1956)

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Gary Cooper in a publicity shot for Design for Living (Ernst Lubitsch, 1933)
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Gary Cooper in a publicity shot for Design for Living (Ernst Lubitsch, 1933)

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Assembling the Globe at Moscow Telegraph Central Station, 1928. Photo by Arkady Shaikhet
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Assembling the Globe at Moscow Telegraph Central Station, 1928. Photo by Arkady Shaikhet

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Gene Kelly, 1940s

Gene Kelly, 1940s

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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