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.