Friday, April 30, 2010

May Day - 1952

May 1, 1952 - Tokyo
Communist protesters photographed by Michael Rougier


"Go Home Yankee"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People (1967)
A film by Peter Adair who went on to produce Word is Out.
Documents a service at the Holiness Church in Scrabble Creek, West Virginia.

Dancing, singing, praying, snake handling, speaking in tongues, faith healing, testimony.

available for free download at

"Get your minds on the Lord and you can get it too"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More Video Portraits


I finished editing Portrait #6 yesterday. It's been a really interesting project and a lot of fun. If you'd like to make one of these just send me an email and we'll set it up.

Everyone's An Artist

Masks, costumes, botany lessons.
Kids television show "Everyone's An Artist" - Philadelphia 1952

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Robot Detective - 1973

Robotto Keiji was a live action tokusatsu television series produced in Japan in 1973. The protagonist, named "Robot Detective K", was a well dressed robot with a human-like personality. Twenty six episodes and a feature film were produced.

photos from Henshin Hall of Fame

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Children of the Grave - April 1974

Black Sabbath plays "Children of the Grave" under a giant rainbow.
Ozzy removes his purple-fringed shirt and throws it to the crowd.
Flashing the peace sign, he claps and stomps his silver platform boots.
Tony, Bill, and Geezer look sharp and show us how it's done.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

International Federation for Internal Freedom

International Federation for Internal Freedom
Cambridge, Mass
February 1963
photos by John Loengard

IFIF was founded by Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (aka Baba Ram Dass) after they were fired from Harvard.

Captions for the photos above:
"Dr. Madison W. Presnell, the medical director of Intl. Fed. for Internal Freedom, administering LSD-25, to volunteers."
"Cambridge housewife Barbara Dunlap, under the effect of LSD-25, during an experiment conducted by Intl. Fed. for Internal Freedom."