Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

HOLLYWOOD MCABRE


WARNING
GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS AND NUDITY
NOT SUITABLE IF OFFENDED BY DISTASTEFUL IMAGES
HUMAN WRECKAGE
Exploitation Movie of the Twenties

ALMA RUBENS DEAD FROM DRUGS
BELA LUGOSI HOME AT LAST

NITA NALDI 
FASHIONABLE STAR
NITA NALDI FASHIONABLE ADDICT
HOURS BEFORE HER DEATH
ELIZABETH SHORT THE "BLACK DAHLIA"

STILL LIFE IN THE GRASS


LUPE VELEZ THE "MEXICAN SPITFIRE"

“One of Hollywood’s livest wires, married Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller in 1933, and after their divorce, went through a small army of lovers. Her career hit the skids. In 1944, deeply in debt and pregnant by her most recent lover, Lupe staged her last night on earth with care. She ordered a huge mass of flowers, invited her girlfriends for a Last Supper, and then, at 3:00 A.M., alone in her bedroom chock-a-block with gardenias and tuberoses, gowned in silver lame Lupe penciled a farewell note to the father of her fetus. Swallowing seventy-five Seconal, she lay down on the bed, hands clasped in prayer for her final pose. The Seconal did not go down well and Lupe left behind a trail of vomit from the bed to the bathroom where she was later found having plunged headfirst into the toilet after slipping on the bathroom tiles.

CARMEN MIRANDA
"Kept her cocaine in a secret compartment in her platform shoes."
CARMEN MIRANDA CESAR ROMERO
NATURAL AIR-CONDITIONING

MARILYN MONROE
MORE NATURAL AIR-CONDITIONING
REMOVING MARILYN MONROE'S BODY
THE MONROE FURS
SEALING HER CRYPT
MARILYN'S POODLE, JEWEL, IS REMOVED BY THE POLICE
JAMES DEAN
“During production of Rebel Without a Cause, James Dean was host to a thriving colony of crabs. Director Nicholas Ray, amazed at his stars unconversance in such manners, dragged Dean off to a Burbank drugstore and treated him to a bottle of pungent crabocide. Dean had taken to hanging out at the Club, an east Hollywood leather bar. The predatory night crawler, who dug anonymous sex, had recently discovered the magic world of S and M. He had gotten into beating, boots, belts, and bondage scenes. Regulars at the Club tagged him with the single moniker: the Human Ashtray. When stoned, he would bare his chest and beg his masters to stub out their butts on it. After his fatal car crash, the coroner made note of the ‘” constellation of keratoid scars”’ on Jimmy’s torso.”

FAIRMONT,INDIANA
James Dean
1931-1955
Once a Great Beauty


KENNETH ANGER
HOLLYWOOD BABYLON II


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WEEGEE – STRETCH CHARACTERS                  3.11.12
HOLLYWOOD MCABRE                                        10.30.11

MARILYN MONROE – REVISITED                         9.1.11

MARILYN MONROE REMEMBERED                  5.25.11

MARILYN MONROE “THE LAST SITTING”       5.27.10





Saturday, October 29, 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Untitled (Blue Girl with Skull) 1992-1999. Polaroid
TIM BURTON
MODERN PAINTERS NOVEMBER 2009

Film still from Beetlejuice 1988

MARISA BERENSON

Marisa Berenson
MARISA BERENSON
PAULINE TRIGERE
AVEDON
MARISA BERENSON
BILL BLASS
AVEDON
Marisa Berenson
Ferdinando Sarmi
Richard Avedon
Marisa Berenson
Sandy Cole 
Avedon

Marisa Berenson
Larry Aldrich
Richard Avedon

Vogue April 1972
Photography: Richard Avedon


Friday, October 28, 2011

CHINA DOLL

CHINA MACHADO
CUPBOARD-CHECKED BIKINI-CABANA
LOUIS FAURER
CHINA MACHADO
PANTS-LEONARDO
SWEATER-BERNHARD ALTMANN
LOUIS FAURER
CHINA MACHADO
KITCHEN-CHECKED GINGHAM BLOUSE-LADY MANHATTAN
LOUIS FAURER
CHINA MACHADO
WARNER'S
LOUIS FAURER
CHINA MACHADO
LEONARDO
LOUIS FAURER
CHINA MACHADO 
TINA LESER
RICHARD AVEDON
CHINA MACHADO
GEIST & GEIST
RICHARD AVEDON

GOLDEN TOUCH

THE SHIMMERING STOCKING
HANES
BEN SOMOROFF

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A HORST IS A HORST

ALIX
HORST
MARCEL ROCHAS 
HORST

BALINESE DIRECTOIRE
VOGUE JUNE 1936
PHOTOGRAPHY: HORST P. HORST


I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU

MOLYNEUX
 MOLYNEUX
ART GARFUNKEL

DAZED AND CONFUSED

CARNIVAL INTERLUDE
GUY PENE DU BOIS
Vogue June 1936

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ALL EYEZ ON ME

A FINE FIGURE OF A WOMAN
MAINBOCHER
GRANDVILLE




Monday, October 24, 2011

HOYNINGEN-HUENE

MAINBOCHER GOLD LAME REEFER
MAGGY ROUFF
ALIX
BALENCIAGA
SCHIAPARELLI
ALIX
BALENCIAGA

Harper's Bazaar
September 1939
Photography: Hoyningen-Huene