The Art of Motivation #3

Decoration Day
Mather & Company, Chicago, Ill. (1923)

The Welcoming Committee #5

From Uçan daireler Istanbulda (Flying Saucers Over Istanbul)
(1955, Orhan Erçin)

They Were Collaborators #834

The original cast of Sesame Street

annals of public performance #63

Rufus Thomas does the Funky Chicken

Annals of Crime #119

Top picture: May 10, 1952. Los Angeles detective investigates scene of Dr. Telford Moore shooting by his wife, Patricia Moore.

Bottom picture: June 30, 1955. Patricia Moore, center, is comforted by her daughter, Toni Davis, and son, Telford Moore, jr, as she awaits the verdict in her final trial for the slaying of her husband, Dr. Telford Moore in 1952.

The story: In May 1952, Patricia Moore filed for divorce, due to her husband's physical abuse and extramarital affairs. Her husband moved out but, as a precaution, a policeman friend gave her a revolver for her protection. On May 10, 1952, Dr. Moore broke into the house in a rage, chased Mrs. Moore down the hall, threw her to the ground and began beating her. She pulled out the revolver from her pocket and shot him twice.

After the first two murder trials produced hung juries, the state reduced the charge to manslaughter and a third trial was initiated. It too was headed for a likely hung jury and on July 8, 1955, before a verdict was reached, the State of California finally dropped all charges against Mrs. Moore and she was free to go.

The Art of Cinema #552

Charlie McCarthy, Detective
(Frank Tuttle; 1939)

The Art of the Gig(s) #56
And Then It Was Ephemera #70

1965 handbill from concert promoter Sid Bernstein

Songs of the Silver Screen #5

I Wanna Go Places and Do Things
By Leo Robin & Richard A. Whiting
(Famous Music Corp.; 1929)

From Close Harmony
(John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland; 1929)

L Is For Lange #18

Young Migratory Cotton Picker; Casa Grande, Arizona (1940)

Scenes from The Wild West #16

 Main Street, Goldfield, Nevada, 1904.

The Art of Cinema #551

The Stranger
(Orson Welles; 1946)

Artists in Action #787

Webb Pierce goes for the economy model.

The Friends of Flagg #27

Heroines of Hollywood
More famous faces, some drawn with malice aforethought. Clockwise: Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Kay Francis, Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Mae West, Constance Bennett.

When Legends Gather #786

Alma and James Agee with Delmore Schwartz
photograph by Helen Levitt, 1939.

Before and After #309: Shane MacGowan



Before and After #308: Aretha Franklin



The Art of Cinema #550

The Shopworn Angel
(H.C. Potter; 1938)

And Then It Was Ephemera #69

The Golden Age of Prurience #79

The Heretofore Unmentioned #171

Rex Ingram

Jokers, Smokers and Midnight Tokers #7

Carl Sagan on Marijuana.

The Rhythm Method #6

Johnny Ramone
Rhythm Guitar

Sex Education #192

Charlotte Rampling

And Then It Was Ephemera #68

They Were Collaborators #833

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio

Marilyn in Action #82

Marilyn discloses

Seminal Image #1092

Lonely Are the Brave
(David Miller; 1962)

the gunslinger guide to karel zeman #5

Na Kometě (On the Comet), 1970

annals of public performance #62

Led Zeppelin do a spontaneous set at a small venue (Southeast Asia, 1971)

The Art of the Gig #55

In the Studio #128

The Doors

When Legends Gather #785

Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey and Tennessee Williams

The Frame Within the Frame #67

Fanny och Alexander
(Ingmar Bergman; 1982)

Bobby: Scenes from a Life #8

Bobby wanders the countryside