Sunday, June 18, 2017

Unemployed Man In Winter Coat

Unemployed Man In Winter Coat, 1920, by August Sander, German, 1876-1964.

Helen and Her Hula Hoop

Helen and Her Hula Hoop, Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1984, by Chris Killip, English, 1946-.


Rayograph, 1924, by Man Ray, American, born Emmanuel Radnitzky, photographer, painter, 1890-1976.

Monday, June 12, 2017

On the way Between Old and New Cairo

On the way Between Old and New Cairo, The Citadel Mosque of Mohammad Ali and the Tombs of the Mamelukes, 1872, by Louis Comfort Tiffany, American, painter, designer, businessman, 1848-1933.   Oil on canvas.

An Englishman In Moscow

An Englishman in Moscow, by Kazimir Malevich, Russian, now Ukraine, 1878-1935.  Oil on canvs and preliminary sketch, pencil on paper.

Jean Cocteau on the set of La Belle et La Bete

Jean Cocteau on the set of Beauty and the Beast, 1949, by Philippe Halsman, American, born Russia, now Latvia, 1906-1979.  Jean Cocteau, French, artist, film maker, 1889-1963.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Gadget

Unidentified man sitting next to the first atomic bomb, Trinity test, 1945, photographer unknown.

Man Wearing Rounded Spectacles

Man wearing rounded spectacles, Florida, 1934, by Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975.

Ava Gardner

Portrait of Ava Gardner, 1953, by Norman Parkinson, English, born Ronald Parkinson Smith, 1913-1990.  Ava Gardner, American, actress, 1922-1990.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dream 35

Dream 35 (Untitled), 1949, by Grete Stern, Argentine, born Germany, 1904-1999.  Photo composition.

Jupiter, Storms on the South Pole

Views of Jupiter's South Pole, 2017, by the Juno Spacecraft, NASA.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Fall of Berlin

The Soviet Flag Over the Reichstag, 1945, by Max Alpert, Russian, 1899-1980.

Alexey Yermenko

Political Commissar Alexey Yermenko Moments Before His death, 1942, by Max Alpert, Russian, 1899-1980.  

The Parade of Athletes

The parade of Athletes,  Red Square, Moscow, 1936, by Ivan Shagin, Russian, 1904-1982.

Monday, May 15, 2017

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

Publicity still of Joanne Dru from She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, 1949, photographer unknown.  She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, 1949, directed by John Ford.  John Ford, born John Martin Feeney, American, 1894-1973.  Joanne Dru, born Joanne Letitia LeCock, American, 1922-1996.

The Blue Angel

Publicity still from The Blue Angel of Marlene Dietrich, 1930, photographer unknown.  The Blue Angel, 1930, directed by Josef von Sternberg.  Josef von Sternberg, born Jonas Sternberg, American, born Austria-Hungary, now Austria, 1894-1969.  Marlene Dietrich, born Marie Magdalene Dietrich, actress, singer, American, born Germany, 1901-1992.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Things to Come

Swedish version of the advertising poster for Things to Come, 1936.  Things to Come, 1936, directed by William Cameron Menzies, American, film director, scene designer, 1896-1957.

Les Vampires

Advertising poster for Les Vampires, 1915, designer unknown.  Les Vampires, 1915, directed by Louis Feuillade, French, 1873-1925.

Gun Crazy

Advertising poster for Gun Crazy, 1950, designer unknown.  Gun Crazy, 1950, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, American, 1907-2000.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Earth and Moon

The Earth and Monn seen from between the rings of Saturn, 2017, by the Cassini spacecraft, a joint mission of NASA, ESA, and ASI.  

Sunday, April 23, 2017

On the Set Of Breathless

Raoul Coutard, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Jean Seberg on the set of Breathless, 1960, by Raymond Cauchetier, French, 1920-.  Raoul Coutard, French, cinematographer, film director, 1924-2016.  Jean-Luc Godard, Swiss, born France, film director, writer, 1930-.  Jean-Paul Belmondo, French, actor, 1933-.  Jean Seberg, American, actress, 1938-1979.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Enceladus, Saturn's moon, photographed by the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, a joint mission of NASA, ESA, and ASI, 2017.

Marilyn Monroe Without Makeup

Portrait of Marilyn Monroe, 1955, by Milton H. Greene, American, 1922-1985.  Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, American, actress, singer, 1926-1962.


Jackfruit illustration from the book Flora Sinensis, 1656, by Michal Piotr Boym, Polish, priest, writer, illustrator, 1612-1659.

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Unpublished fashion photograph for British Vogue, 1941, by Lee Miller, born Elizabeth Miller, American, model, photographer, journalist, 1907-1977.

Jane Forth

Portrait of Jane Forth, 1970, by Jack Mitchell, American, 1925-2013.  Jane Forth, American, model, actress, 1953-.

Marta Toren

Portrait of Marta Toren, 1951, by Philippe Halsman, American, born Latvia, (Russian Empire), 1906-1979.  Marta Toren, Swedish, actress, 1926-1957.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Yma Sumac

Yma Sumac and her husband Moises Vivanco, 1953, by Tom Kelley, American, 1914-1984.  Yma Sumac, born Zoila Augusta Chavarri del Castillo, American, born Peru, singer, 1922-2008.   Moises Vivanco, Peruvian, musician, guitarist, 1918-1998.

It's A Bikini World

It's a Bikini World lobby card, 1967, designer unknown.  It's A Bikini World, 1967, directed by Stephanie Rothman, American, writer, film director, 1936-

America First

Anti-isolationist cartoon, 1938, by Dr. Seuss, born Theodore Seuss Geisel, American, cartoonist, animator, publisher, writer, 1904-1991.

Monday, March 20, 2017

I've Had Many Troubles

Novelty postcard, illustrator unknown, published by Colourpicture Publications, in business, 1938-1969.  From my collection.

Buzz Zone

Buzz Zone, 2107, found on the streets of Los Angeles, artist unknown.  File card, ink, penny, cellophane tape.  From my collection.

Alraune, The Daughter of Destiny

Publicity still of Brigitte Helm from Alarune, The Daughter of Destiny, 1928, directed by Henrik Galeen, Austria  (Austria-Hungary), 1881-1949.  Brigitte Helm, German, born Brigitte Eva Schittenhelm, 1906-1996.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Street Philosophy, With Photograph, Los Angeles, CA

Philosophic tract found on the streets of Los Angeles, written on the back of a photograph, 2017, author unknown.  From my collection.

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Cuyahoga River On Fire

The Cuyahoga River On Fire, 1952, by James Thomas, American, photographer, journalist.

Flower Of Death

Flower of Death, The Bursting of a Heavy Shell, 1918, by Claggett Wilson, American, 1887-1952.  Watercolor and pencil on paperboard.

Grandmother From Oklahoma

Grandmother from Oklahoma and her pieced quilt, Kern County, California, 1935, by Dorothea Lange, born Dorothea Nutzhorn, American, 1895-1965.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Poster for Ikiru, 1952, designer unknown,  Ikiru, 1952, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japanese, writer, film director, 1910-1998.

Seven Samurai

Toshiro Mifune and Seiji Miyaguchi in Seven Samurai, 1954, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japanese, writer, film director, 1910-1998.  Toshiro Mifune, Japanese, born China, actor, 1920-1997.  Seiji Miyaguchi, Japanese, actor, 1913-1985.


Toshiro Mifune and Shirley Yamaguchi in Scandal, 1952, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japanese, writer, film director.  Toshiro Mifune, Japanese, born China, 1920-1997.  Shirley Yamaguchi, born Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Japanese, born China, singer, actress, 1920-2014.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows poster, 1959, illustrator unknown.  The 400 Blows, 1959, directed by Francois Truffaut, French, writer, film director, 1932-1984.


Stagecoach poster, 1939, illustrator unknown.  Stagecoach, 1939, directed by John Ford, American, born John Martin Feeney, 1894-1973.