Category Archives: Performers

Andrew Dice Clay in 1987

Paleo Retiree writes: (Do NOT play this video if you’re at work. It’s about as NSFW and un-PC as can possibly be.) Andrew Dice Clay in his prime makes the very daring Bill Burr, my current favorite comedian, look sheepish and apologetic. … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1927) Click on the image to enlarge.

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Sunday Jazz Selection

Fenster writes: Samba Triste, Eliane Elias.  From Calle 54, Fernando Trueba’s film about Latin jazz. Elias appears once in the film but twice in the CD soundtrack.   Here’s a streaming version of That’s All it Was.

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Fritz Wunderlich, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: Don’t get me started on the subject of tenors. I have so many favorites it’s ridiculous. Some days it’s the peerless elegance and linguistic versatility of Nicolai Gedda. Some days it’s the ringing heroism and pure Italian … Continue reading

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Gallery: L’Wren Scott

Eddie Pensier writes: Scott, née Laura Bambrough, may not be remembered in the long run as a groundbreaker or even much of a trendsetter in the world of fashion design. But one talent she indubitably possessed in spades, and it’s … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Kay Francis and Miriam Hopkins in Ernst Lubitsch’s TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932) Click on the image to enlarge.

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Notes on “A Late Quartet”

Fenster writes: The 2012 film A Late Quartet concerns a series of events that threatens the stability of a world-renowned string quartet, a group that has been together for 25 years. Events are set in motion when the group’s cellist … Continue reading

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“Female”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In the 1933 “Female,” Ruth Chatteron plays a successful industrialist who goes through men with the efficiency of a Catherine the Great. When she fancies a secretary (they’re all male), she invites them to her manse for dinner, … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Chantal Goya and Jean-Pierre Léaud in Jean-Luc Godard’s MASCULIN FÉMININ (1966) Click on the image to enlarge. Related Check out the trailer here. Read Pauline Kael’s review of the movie here.

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