Monthly Archives: March 2015

Hardy Earworms Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Reading Backstage

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A couple of burlesque beauties, date and location unknown. Click on the image to enlarge.

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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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Mexican Pulp Art

Sir Barken Hyena writes: I struck gold browsing through a local book store. Here we have selected highlights from Mexican Pulp Art published by Feral House. Enjoy.

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Naked Lady of the Week: Aria Giovanni

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A mixture of Italian, Yugoslavian, French, German, Irish, and West Indian ancestry, Aria Giovanni is an exotic beauty custom-made for a Mediterranean harem. On the other hand, those eyebrows make her look like the world’s hottest East L.A. … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: Bang For Your Buck Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One of the objections I hear constantly to traditional buildings is that they’re too expensive compared to the glass-and-steel variety. “Do you realize how much it costs for all that custom masonry and sculpture?” they say. So, let’s … Continue reading

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Inspirational Pep Talk Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: While filming this key scene in a high-stakes production, Fox’s attempt at an all-black musical, Lena Horne kept flubbing her takes with a weak performance. Co-star Cab Calloway took her aside and said: This is your one chance. … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Peter Coyote and Emmanuelle Seigner in Roman Polanski’s BITTER MOON (1992), now streaming on Netflix. One of the most perverse movies I’ve ever seen.

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Husband and Wife On Set

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles take a break during the filming of THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI. Click on the image to enlarge.

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