Saturday, December 31, 2016


Midnight and Nobody to Kiss, art by Constantin Alajalov.  Saturday Evening Post cover December 31, 1949.

Midnight and Nobody to Kiss, art by Constantin Alajalov.
Saturday Evening Post cover December 31, 1949.


I'm a wee bit angry.


from Millie the Model Vol. 1 No. 144, December 1966

And make it quick!


“Somber, gloomy, desolate without,” 
from The White Cat by Ernest Warren and illustrated by H. Ludlow, 1882. via



Dick Clark on American Bandstand, 1959

Pretty much. (I don't know why)

BELLICOSE [adjective]:

inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.

Etymology: late Middle English < Latin bellicōsus, equivalent tobellic(us), “pertaining to war”.

[Nikita Kaun - Full of Fire]

It's the end of the year

Have you made it to the gym?

Happy New Year


Yvonne De Carlo (1945)

Edward G. Robinson tells Douglas Fairbanks Jr. the plans for the New Year’s Eve gangland holiday heist in Little Caesar - (1931) via

From Die Muskete, 1927.

Friday, December 30, 2016

It's the weekend

Runs Like An Oryx!

Go for a run.

Running through my head.


The view of the beach

Jean Claude Van Damme

Winona Ryder as Mina Murray in Dracula - 1992

A row of German women laugh heartily as they see Charlie Chaplin’s imitation of Hitler making a speech in the movie ‘The Great Dictator.’ Berlin, Germany. August 14, 1946.
via reddit

Norbertine Bresslern-Roth 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Today's cakes

Vanity Fair by J. Knowles Hare (TDM, 1930s)

Hare-Way to the Stars (1958)

chinatown rain. nyc.

Fashion shot by Erwin Blumenfeld, c. 1948.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


I'd been fighting this arbitrary blaming of 2016 but this and trump are too hard to take.

Rest in peace.

The view of the door

Penthouse (1933)

Garden Grove, California, USA

This 1939 sketch by Vincentini entitled “Going, Going…” depicts a voluptuous young lady mourning the fact that all of her favorite matinee idols are getting married—signified by the red X’s on their portraits! Can you identify the stars? click to enlarge/via

Dovima wearing a dress by Jacques Fath, a 1956 photo by Henry Clarke
“ John Aiello
An old one of John Aiello breathing…
(from @drwannabe - now reanimated as @drwannabebigger!)

Have you been to the gym today?

Magdalena Possessed by the Devil (1975)

From Judy, Or The London Serio-Comic Journal, 1883.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016