Tribute to Eddie Marsan

Eddie Marsan is one of director Mike Leigh’s favourite actors but he has also worked with Scorsese, Spielberg, Michael Mann, Woody Allen and Guy Ritchie. He turned heads, and a few stomachs, as tormented Olivia Colman’s vicious husband James in Paddy Considine’s directorial debut, Tyrannosaur (Click here). He was awesome in Vera Drake (2004) & The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) and pretty disturbing in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008).

We love him, his films and this stellar portrait of Marsan that appeared in HUNGER magazine (october 2012).
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Jacques Tati by Robert Doisneau

To the Jacques Tati (1907 – 1982) fans among you, check out this portrait of the director and his bicycle taken in 1949 by famed french photographer Robert Doisneau (1912-1994). The photo is titled “Le vélo de Tati”.
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What does Groucho Marx endorse ?

What does Groucho Marx really endorse ?
Check out these ads our favorite actor did from the 1940s till the 1960s.
Let’s see, Cornflakes, peanut butter and beer to name a few. We like it so don’t forget to like us on facebook for more photos here & check out Groucho with Jack Nicholson and Alice Cooper here

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pictorialist master; Edward Steichen’s portrait of Gloria Swanson

Edward Steichen (1879-1973), a famed Pictorialist photographer and painter in the United States and abroad worked for Vogue and Vanity Fair.
His portrait of Gloria Swanson has taken on iconic masterpiece status overtime. Created in 1924, just as sound films were emerging & Swanson’s career was in decline. She looks haunting and inscrutable, forever veiled in the whisper of a distant era. Steichen’s photograph has elements of turn-of-the-century pictorialism (moody and delicate, the subject seeming to peer from the darkness, as if from jungle foliage), yet it also projects modernist boldness, with its pin-sharp precision and graphic severity.
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The many faces of Ivan the Terrible : Original posters.

No introduction needed to Sergei Eisenstein’s “Ivan the Terrible, pt.I ” (1944) & pt.II (1958). Feast your eyes on these posters from all over the world with different artists, some unknown, and several styles highlighting Nikolai Cherkasov‘s terrifying look.

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IVAN_1 IVAN_2 IVAN3 IVAN4 IVAN5 Polish Poster IVAN7 IVAN8 IVAN9

Ivan el terrible. Argentinian poster. By Osvaldo Venturi.

Ivan the Terrible. Russian Poster. By M. Dulgach.

Ivan the Terrible. Polish posters. By Franciszek Starowisky

Tony Curtis with his 1934 Rolls-Royce, shot by Ralph Crane.

Tony Curtis (1925- 2010),one of my favorite American actors, star of Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and Some Like it Hot (1959) among other masterpieces. Curtis lived on a grand scale over the years. He bought an 18-room Hollywood villa in 1966 with four acres and a garage that sheltered the actor’s new Lincoln Continental, a 1934 Rolls-Royce, 1937 Bentley, and 1935 Duesenberg, among his other cars.

He acquired this Rolls Royce Drophead Convertible in 1959. Here are these photos of him in 1961, shot by Ralph Crane for LIFE magazine.

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Leslie Caron, Gigi herself…by Loomis Dean !!

Call her Gigi (1958), call her Lilli (1953), call her An American in Paris (1951), here is French actress Leslie Caron (1931-) as photographed by Life Magazine photographer Loomis Dean (1917 – 2005). Undated.

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