Wednesday, March 31, 2010

London Youth - Part 2

more photos by Paul Trevor
in and around Spitalfields, East London
mid to late 1970s
from VADS

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Keep On The Sunny Side

The Carter Family photographed by Eric Schaal
Poor Valley, VA - 1941


In the book I mentioned yesterday, the Carter Family joins forces with Coco Chanel to fight vampires.
On a more personal and non-fiction note, Poor Valley is about thirty miles from where my mom grew up.
What's your favorite Carter Family song?
I'm going with "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes". Unless it's "Hello Stranger" or "Wildwood Flower". "No Depression in Heaven" is really good too. Of course, if you like church songs there's always "Can the Circle Be Unbroken" and "Anchored in Love".
It's hard to choose...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Elsa Schiaparelli - 1938

Elsa Schiaparelli photographed by John Phillips
Paris - 1938
last one is her daughter, Countess Maria Luisa Yvonne Radha de Wendt de Kerlor
better known as Gogo Schiaparelli


Just finished reading "The Show That Smells" by Derek McCormack .
Elsa Schiaparelli is a vampire while her (real life) nemesis Coco Chanel is a vampire hunter.
Wordplay, violence, haute couture, country music.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Comes To Brooklyn

Spring Comes To Brooklyn - 1949
photos by Ralph Morse


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Alice '03

"The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll's tale has recently been restored by the BFI National Archive from severely damaged materials. Made just 37 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his novel and eight years after the birth of cinema, the adaptation was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, and was based on Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations."

"With a running time of just 12 minutes (8 of which survive), Alice in Wonderland was the longest film produced in England at that time. Film archivists have been able to restore the film's original colours for the first time in over 100 years.

Found on the TamTam Books blog

Have you seen the new Alice?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Brooklyn Marathon 2/12/09

Brooklyn Marathon - 1909
From Bed-Stuy to Coney Island and back

Photos from the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress
Text from the NY Times Archives

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Historical Williamsburg

1. Ed Clark 1946
2 & 3. Alfred Eisenstaedt 1954
4. Alfred Eisenstaedt 1943

Monday, March 15, 2010

Video Portraits

new videos from a new series
go here or click the images (bottom one takes a while to load)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Queens-Midtown Tunnel - 1939

Construction workers building the Queens-Midtown Tunnel
New York City - 1939
photos by Carl Mydans