Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In Benson, Ruben Vega had to find the right church first, St. John the Apostle, then had to lie to the priest to get him to come from the priest house to the church to hear his confession. … Continue reading

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Overlooked Oeuvres: Anita Loos

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Anita Loos, born in 1889 in California and died in 1981 in New York, was present for the birth of cinema as a scenarist for D.W. Griffith, wrote the movies that made Douglas Fairbanks a star, penned an … Continue reading

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Weekend Read

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Our friend Lloyd’s final project before his death was an adaptation of a spec script he wrote during his Hollywood days that has just been published on Kindle: Las Vegas in the 1950s — a glamorous black chanteuse . … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A description of Wichita would be incomplete without a notice of the notorious dance house on the west side of the river, kept by that singular personage ROWDY JOE, or Joseph Lowe, his real name. Joe has been … Continue reading

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Movie Clip Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Related BARCELONA is one of my favorite movies from the ’90s. Fabrizio listed his favorite ’90s movies here.

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: INTERVIEWER What were the kinds of work you were doing to earn that “little money now and then”? FAULKNER Whatever came up. I could do a little of almost anything—run boats, paint houses, fly airplanes. I never needed … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “Daughters of Lusting Torment” is my nominee for Title of the Year. Published February 1939. Click on the image to enlarge.

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