The Art of Motivation #3


Decoration Day
Mather & Company, Chicago, Ill. (1923)

Annals of Crime #119


Top picture: May 10, 1952. Los Angeles detective investigates scene of Dr. Telford Moore shooting by his wife, Patricia Moore.

Bottom picture: June 30, 1955. Patricia Moore, center, is comforted by her daughter, Toni Davis, and son, Telford Moore, jr, as she awaits the verdict in her final trial for the slaying of her husband, Dr. Telford Moore in 1952.

The story: In May 1952, Patricia Moore filed for divorce, due to her husband's physical abuse and extramarital affairs. Her husband moved out but, as a precaution, a policeman friend gave her a revolver for her protection. On May 10, 1952, Dr. Moore broke into the house in a rage, chased Mrs. Moore down the hall, threw her to the ground and began beating her. She pulled out the revolver from her pocket and shot him twice.

After the first two murder trials produced hung juries, the state reduced the charge to manslaughter and a third trial was initiated. It too was headed for a likely hung jury and on July 8, 1955, before a verdict was reached, the State of California finally dropped all charges against Mrs. Moore and she was free to go.

The Art of Cinema #552


Charlie McCarthy, Detective
(Frank Tuttle; 1939)

The Art of the Gig(s) #56
And Then It Was Ephemera #70


1965 handbill from concert promoter Sid Bernstein

Songs of the Silver Screen #5


I Wanna Go Places and Do Things
By Leo Robin & Richard A. Whiting
(Famous Music Corp.; 1929)

From Close Harmony
(John Cromwell, A. Edward Sutherland; 1929)

L Is For Lange #18


Young Migratory Cotton Picker; Casa Grande, Arizona (1940)

Scenes from The Wild West #16

 Main Street, Goldfield, Nevada, 1904.

The Art of Cinema #551


The Stranger
(Orson Welles; 1946)

Artists in Action #787


Webb Pierce goes for the economy model.

The Friends of Flagg #27


Heroines of Hollywood
More famous faces, some drawn with malice aforethought. Clockwise: Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Kay Francis, Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Mae West, Constance Bennett.

When Legends Gather #786

Alma and James Agee with Delmore Schwartz
photograph by Helen Levitt, 1939.

Before and After #309: Shane MacGowan

Before

After

Before and After #308: Aretha Franklin

Before

After

The Art of Cinema #550

The Shopworn Angel
(H.C. Potter; 1938)

And Then It Was Ephemera #69

The Golden Age of Prurience #79

The Heretofore Unmentioned #171

Rex Ingram