Harry Dean Stanton and Jon Cryer in Pretty in Pink (1986).
Ducky was always my hero.
Miriam Hopkins is an art deco goddess in Design for Living (1933). Ernst Lubitsch, dir.
The Queen of everything and to me, one of the most beautiful women in the world Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks appreciation posts part 10
im confused and slightly scared
I bet this is what they do in the forest when we’re not looking …
(April 23, 1564 – April 23, 1616)
"…the nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of god." —Sir Laurence Olivier
"There are only a few artists in all the arts who can be called the best without argument. I can only think of two—Mozart and Shakespeare." —Orson Welles
On this date 450 years ago, a man was born into obscurity. That man would change the world with his writing, leave us the greatest treasure trove of stories and characters in the English language, and ultimately receive the most screen credits for a single person in film history.
So, here’s to Shakespeare and to his legacy in the cinema—an art form that wouldn’t be invented until centuries after his death.
One of the thrills of my life was seeing Derek Jacobi as Prospero in The Tempest at London’s Old Vic Theatre.
Elisabeth Platel in Raymonda - Étoile from 1981-1999
Photo © Icare
A group portrait of female punk and new wave musicians in London, August 1980, L-R (back) Debbie Harry of Blondie, Viv Albertine of The Slits, Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie And The Banshees, (Front) Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, and Pauline Black of The Selecter.
"You take your life in your hands, but it’s fun to see what you can do. I like taking a crack at something different."
— Judy Garland on her role in The Clock (Minnelli, 1945).
Freya Goddess of Youth, Arthur Rackham
Happy 450th Birthday William Shakespeare!
The title page from the iconic first folio edition of Shakespeare (London, 1623).