Sunday, February 27, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

RIVER PHOENIX - GO WITH THE FLOW







"Music is in my wrist, in my fingers and in my soul. I feel very strongly about myself as a composer, more so than as a musical performer. I'm not really into live stuff. I've never done theatre. I'm not a front man. I'm just a musician who gets into his guitar. Music is a public hobby to me."
River Phoenix on his music career.




"It's not that I don't like MTV, there's just nothing else. MTV is fine. I just don't want to be their poster child."
River Phoenix on MTV's Video Music Awards

PAPER MAGAZINE
BEST OF GUIDE OCTOBER 1991
NEW YORK CITY GUIDE TO ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT



NEW YORK'S ONLY GUIDE WITH STYLE
PAPER
OCTOBER 1991
RIVER PHOENIX
Go with the Flow


In "My Own Private Idaho", Phoenix, plays Mike, a narcoleptic hustler. Co-star Keanu Reeves plays another hustler named Scott and they share one of River's favourite scenes - Mike asks Scott if he can kiss him. Scott says, "I only have sex with guys for money." He does it anyway.


River Jude Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993)




American film actor River Phoenix, brother of actor Joaquin Phoenix, began acting in television commercials at age 10. His break-through film roles were Chris Chambers in the 1986 Rob Reiner coming of age picture “Stand by Me”, followed closely by his role as Charlie Fox, the son of Harrison Ford’s character in the Peter Weir movie, “The Mosquito Coast."


By 1989, nineteen-year-old Phoenix was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Danny Pope, son of underground American anti-war radicals in “Running on Empty."


Phoenix starred with Keanu Reeves in 1990’s “I Love You To Death,” and Gus Van Sant’s “My Own Private Idaho.” For his performance in the latter film, River Phoenix won Best Actor honors at the Venice Film Festival, the National Society of Film Critics, and the Independent Spirit Awards, solidifying Phoenix’s image as a strong, competent actor with leading man potential.


Phoenix was also an accomplished singer, song writer and guitarist. He performed in the band “Aleka’s Attic” as lead singer and guitarist under a two-year development deal with Island Records.


On the evening of October 30, 1993, Phoenix was set to perform at The Viper Room, in West Hollywood with his close friend Michael "Flea" Balzary from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. At the time, the recenly opened nightclub was partly owned  by actor Johnny Depp .


During the early morning hours of October 31, 1993, Phoenix collapsed outside the club from a drug overdose of heroin, cocaine and diazepam. Paramedics arrived on the scene and found Phoenix in a flat-line state. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m.


RIVER JUDE PHOENIX

1970-1993
ONCE A GREAT BEAUTY



 
 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SALVADOR DALI - ARTFUL SHOWMAN




DALI AS SEEN BY PHILIPPE HALSMAN

FROM THE SUB-JOWLS PERSPECTIVE, THE DALI VISAGE VAGUELY RESEMBLES FERDINAND THE BULL


DALI CLAIMS TO REMEMBER HIS PRENATAL LIFE

DALI ENRICHES THE MONA LISA



MIA FARROW AS THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE




A DALI-DESIGNED JEWEL

SALVADOR DALI
SHOW MAGAZINE JUNE 1970
PHOTOGRAPHY PHILIPPE HALSMAN


 SALVADOR DALI
1904-1989
ONCE A GREAT BEAUTY


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

FOUNDATIONS


1946


1962
  
1948
1946


1962

1963


                       


1962
LILLIAN BASSMANN


Monday, February 14, 2011

THE MAGICAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF DIANE ARBUS

THE COUPLE
HARPER'S BAZAAR 1964
DIANE ARBUS

"So surpassing was the love between Valerie and Antoine that one evening during their vacation at a small beach in Brittany they comingled and their two bodies fused into one. It appears that nature is conformist even in her vagaries, for, in this straight communion, it was Antoine's sex and physical appearance that prevailed, with a slight narrowing through the shoulders and a barely perceptible softening of the facial features. One might attribute this eclipse of the feminine (in its purely external aspects) to the fact that the women and young girls of today feel more or less profoundly - even in matters of love - the need to emulate men; Valerie was no exception to the rule"

From "The Couple" by Marcel Ayme






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FROM THE ARCHIVE
devodotcom posts on Diane Arbus

3/22/12 The Simplicity of Thought
3/21/12 Have A Great Day!
1/25/12 The Vertical Journey
12/31/11 Happy New Year
11/24/11 The Young Heiresses
8/14/11 Bill Blass Designs For Little Ones
7/12/11 The Full Circle:Prince Robert de Rohan Courtenay
5/17/11 As You Desire Me
4/25/11 The Full Circle: Max Maxwell Landar
2/14/11 The Couple
1/30/11 She's As Mae West As Ever: Mae West
10/16/10 The Full Circle: William Mack
9/25/10 Mrs. T. Charlton Henry
9/05/10 Fashion Independents On Marriage
8/20/10 The Real Miss Cora Pratt
8/20/10 Miss Cora Pratt
7/29/10 The Full Circle: Jack Dracula
7/27/10 Thank Heaven For Little Girls
7/26/10 Petal Pink For Little Parties
5/24/10 Tokyo Rose

GIA CARANGI - MASSIVE ATTACK




massive attack - blue lines - unfinished symphony               


VOGUE
MARCH 1979
ANDREA BLANCH



GIA CARANGI
1960-1986
ONCE A GREAT BEAUTY


Saturday, February 12, 2011

VOGUE -THE "ASK YOURSELF" ISSUE


VOGUE
MAY 1953




FASHION ANALYSIS
SETTINGS BY MARCEL VERTES
PHOTOGRAPHED BY HORST P.HORST






FASHIONS BY CLARE POTTER  MOLLIE PARNIS   TALMACK   PIERRE BALMAIN - NEW YORK   EISENBERG

Sunday, February 6, 2011

KATE MOSS - AN ICON BARES ALL




KATE THE GREAT
NICK KNIGHT
VOGUE APRIL 1999

At 15 she was cast in her first show - as Lolita for John Galliano

At 18, she signed the first of her lucrative Calvin Klein contracts

By 20, she was dating Johnny Depp and jetting between London, Los Angeles and New York - a pop culture phenomenon, seemingly blase about her fame and lifestyle.

Her greatest challenge might be what to do next when she's done it all at 25.


An Icon Bares All
British Vogue April 1999
Photography: Nick Knight




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