Abandoned Places #12

Truman Hanbury Buxton & Co Ltd Pub
(London/Charlton, UK)

Signs and Meaning in Cinema #20

Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
Signs: Pierrot Le Fou
(Jean-Luc Godard; 1965)

They Were an Item #72

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

This Week's Weegee #55

Seminal Image #922

Jazz on a Summer's Day
(Bert Stern; 1960)

Marilyn in Action #20

Marilyn eats

Twilight of the Dreamboats #4
Welcome to Show Business! #22

Original Captions:

New Orleans -- Car in which actress Jayne Mansfield crashed to her death June 29 is nothing but twisted metal. The 34-year-old sex symbol, her chauffeur Bonnie Harrison, and lawyer Sam Brody, were all killed when the car smashed into a truck on a winding road outside New Orleans. Three of Miss Mansfield's children, ranging in age from three to eight, were treated for cuts and shock at a New Orleans hospital. (1967)

The Fair: A Century of Progress #1

The Avenue of Flags (1933)

The Art of Pop #35

(Jack Jones)
(Kapp Records; 1967)

Friends and Family #53

Original Caption:

New York -- Mystery piles upon mystery in the case of Bo Weinberg, a Dutch Schultz lieutenant. For several weeks Weinberg has been missing as completely as if he had been swallowed into thin air. Now his wife has vanished. Mrs. Weinberg is the former Alice Wallace. When questioned about her husband's disappearance she said she could tell nothing. Friends do not know if she was captured by the same faction that killed Dutch Schultz or whether she has gone into hiding with her husband. They had lived in a luxurious apartment at East 86th Street. (1935)

The Art of the WPA #18

Artists in Action #495

Lauren Bacall receives an escort

The Art of Cinema #380

Too Late for Tears
(Byron Haskin; 1949)

When Legends Gather #516

Jean Marais, Jean Renoir, Ingrid Bergman and Mel Ferrer

Poets are both clean and warm
And most are far above the norm
Whether here or on the roam
Have a poet in every home! #42

Roger McGough

Annals of Crime #64

Original Caption:

Chicago -- Lt. Edward Shea of New York Police Department, holds papers in front of Anthony Portelli, 33, asking him to waive extradition at Detective Bureau here. Portelli and two companions had been sought by New York authorities as suspects in the killing to two Brooklyn detectives, Luke J. Fallon and John Finnegan. Portelli was seized in a motel here and finally signed papers waiving extradition. At right Portelli pleads with authorities, asking them to take the photographers away. (1962)

Seminal Image #921

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
(Kenneth Anger; 1956)

Watts! #1

Signs and Meaning in Cinema #19

Signs: The Shape of Things
(Neil LaBute; 2003)

American Dry Spell #15

Aboard the USS Seneca, Prohibition agents stare in wonderment at case after case of seized contraband Scotch (1924)

The Life and Times of the American Motel #4

The Kenabar Motel (Dennisport, MA)

Adventures in the Fight Racket #28

Today's Adventure

Original Caption:

New York -- Welterweight Champion Kid Gavilan and Light Heavyweight Champion Joey Maxim signed contracts today at the State Boxing Commission Office, to defend their titles. Gavilan will meet Billy Graham in his title bout and Maxim will meet Bob Murphy. Shown at the signing are Kid Gavilan; Boxing Commissioner Eddie Eagan and Joey Maxim. In the rear are challengers Billy Graham and Bob Murphy. (1951)

Seminal Image #920

Indecent Desires
(Doris Wishman; 1967)

The Art of the Panel: DC #10

from Combat Dust!
(by Bob Haney and Bob Brown)
(Star Spangled War Stories #50; October, 1956)

Tricky: Scenes from a Life #78

Tricky shmoozes a future voter at a Washington Senators game (1969)

The Art of British Rail #8

When Legends Gather #515

Talulah Bankhead and James Leo Herlihy

Where the Boys Are #12

Rock Hudson

Abandoned Places #11

Presbyterian Church
(Taiban, New Mexico)

The Art of American Fantasy #32

Before and After #176: Patti Smith



Friends and Family #52

Original Caption:

Stolen Auto is Funeral Pyre of Last of the Ambergs.

Brooklyn -- Gangland's executioners wiped out Louis 'Pretty' Amberg, ending the racket reign of the alleged overlord of the loan shark racket in Brooklyn's east New York and Brownsville sections. Louis' body, nude and wrapped in a blanket, was found in a burning car in a quiet Brooklyn street. The car, a glistening new sedan, had been stolen, and Amberg's assailants had poured a ten gallon can of oil over it and set if afire, before abandoning it with its grisly passenger. On September 30, Joe Amberg, brother of Louis, and Morris Kessler were lined up against the wall of a Brooklyn garage and shot down. The picture is that of Louis Amberg death car, at spot where it was found burning. (1935)

Signs and Meaning in Cinema #18

Signs: Jubilee
(Derek Jarman; 1978)

They, uhhh, Were an Item?? #71

Edward I. Koch and Bess Myerson

Sex Education #126

Julie Newmar

Similar Images #9

Blast of Silence
(Allen Baron; 1961)

Taxi Driver
(Martin Scorsese; 1976)

L Is For Lange #2

Hoe culture. Alabama tenant farmer near Anniston (1936)

Collect 'Em All #61

Evelyn Venable
No. 46 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 18th, 1914, Evelyn Venable comes of a literary family, her grandfather being a famous author and poet, and her father a well-known Shakespearean authority. She made her professional debut in a local performance of Dear Brutus, and in 1932 appeared in Cyrano de Bergerac. Then came the role of Ophelia in Hamlet, and her work in this led to her present film contract. She was first seen on the screen in Cradle Song; her more recent films are David Harum (with Will Rogers), Death Takes a Holiday and Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.