The lens speaks

February 18, 2013

Cecil B. DeMille interviews celebrated photographer George Hurrell.

Broadcast on 3rd January, 1938 during the intermission of the “Lux Presents Hollywood” broadcast of “Alice Adams”, starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.

Running time: 4mins 4 seconds.

 

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Shadows

June 19, 2012

Dior, 1964

“For the occasion, she [heiress Francoise Dior, niece of Christian Dior] wore a black and gold swastika necklace, encrusted with diamonds. They supped mead, toasted the British Nazi movement to the strains of the ‘Horst Wessel Lied’, and over a swastika-draped table, swore that they were of untainted Aryan blood, cut their fingers and let the mingled drop of their blood fall on to an open page of a virgin copy of Adolf Hitler’sMein Kampf.”

- Extracted from ‘The National Front’, by Martin Walker (Fontanna, 1977).

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Pretty in Punk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.” – Paris Hilton

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Kindled

November 17, 2010

It’s about this time of night that I like to look at a picture of Susan Boyle singing a duet with a cat.

“My third oil painting of British Idol contestant Susan Boyle, this time featuring Susan in a duet with a singing cat. Susan has a cat named Pebbles, but this is not Pebbles. This is just some random, singing cat.”
– Dan Lacey

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Obamination

January 20, 2009

As the irrational wave of false-idol worship continues to sweep the U.S., Dutch newspaper De Pers peers into it’s crystal ball and sees nothing but violent death in the future of President Obama…

Lone Wolf!
Illustration by Pluis Producties

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David Lynch by Mondino

David Lynch by Jean Baptiste Mondino

“I love to translate ideas. If you are true to the ideas that you love and never walk away from any element until it’s correct, then there’s a chance others will feel it’s correct and go into that world and have an experience. Hopefully a good experience.”
David Lynch

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