Welcome to Show Business! #40


Original Caption:

New York -- Telegraph messenger boys wearing Eddie Cantor masks were at Grand Central Station to meet the movie and radio comedian when he arrived, Jan. 2. Each messenger carried a telegram which read, "If you want a boy, daddy, call Western Union." They were signed by Cantor's five daughters. Cantor came to New York to attend the premiere of his new picture, 'Strike Me Pink,' at Radio City Music Hall on Jan. 16. (1936)

Orpheus in Action #21


Orpheus serenades the extras

H is for Hogarth #4


The Lady's Last Stake (1759)

They Were Collaborators #676


Liberace and Gordon Douglas

American Dry Spell #16


Original Caption:

New Orleans -- The crew of sunken Schooner "I'm Alone" is shown behind the bars in New Orleans, Louisiana after their arrest at sea. U.S. Revenue Cutter Dexter sank the Schooner when the alleged rum runner refused to surrender (1929)

Annals of Public Performance #29

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix at The Hollywood Bowl, 1968.

Adventures in the Vast Wasteland #28

Angie, Adam, Norman and Alan
Original Caption:

Actor Alan Arkin (R) visits his son, Adam (C), after the conclusion of taping the first episode of Adam's new TV series, The Angie Dickinson Show. Looking on are series regulars Angie Dickinson and Norman Fell.

The Art of the Big Top #32

Men of the West #43


Ronald Reagan

The Heretofore Unmentioned #127


Tom Wesselmann

Poets are both clean and warm
And most are far above the norm
Whether here or on the roam
Have a poet in every home! #54


Robert Lowell

Norman Rockwell Saved from Drowning #32


The Bobby (1957)

Luis García Berlanga dead at 89

Luis García Berlanga

Thanks to my friend Olga for bringing this to my attention. It probably won't get widely reported in the British press. Here is the obituary from Salon.com.

They Were Collaborators #675

The Dave Clark Five

The Dave Clarke Five (Rick Huxley; Lenny Davidson; Dave Clark; Denis Payton; Mike Smith).

Dino De Laurentiis dead at 91

Dino De Laurentiis

Obituary from The Guardian, here.

Twilight of the Dreamboats #42


New York, NY (1963)

Annals of Crime #105


Original Caption:

Jailed.

Santa Ana -- Ex-convict Harvey Glatman, a TV repairman, is shown in jail here after police said he confessed to raping and strangling three women and burying their bodies in the desert. The victims were Judy Ann Dull, 19, and Ruth Mercado, 24, the mother of two and a divorcee. Police said two of the bodies have been found in the desert. According to police, Glatman admitted playing a cat and mouse game of ravaging his victims at the point of a gun, forcing them to submit to being photographed in the nude and then cold-bloodedly strangling them while they believed they were soon to be released. (1958)

The Art of the Panel: EC #20


from When the Cat's Away . . .
(by Johnny Craig and Marie Severin)
(Crime SuspenStories #15; February-March, 1953)

Poets are both clean and warm
And most are far above the norm
Whether here or on the roam
Have a poet in every home! #53


Irving Layton

Movie Directors and the Means of Production #13


Movie Director: Billy Wilder
Means: Soundstage
Production: Irma la Douce (1963)