Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Well.... not sure if this actually was someone's escape route---no explanatory clipping on the back of this archival photo from the Baltimore Sun. All it says is 'Penitentiary--Maryland, 1956'; a quick skim in Google doesn't turn up anything obvious.
But what appeals to me most in this picture is the big black inset circle, which lends a graphic and abstract quality to the thing, especially with the dotted white lines and 'X.' I've got a small mini-collection of photos with such circles. They were intended, one surmises, to hold a cameo picture of somebody involved in the story.
Maybe I will post some of these 'black spots' tomorrow or the next day.
Posted by Terry Castle at 8:04 PM
Monday, November 26, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Oh, Odette, I need a shot of your tuxedo love. Or else the world's biggest carnation to sniff. Have been so busy with deadlines, and the dream of a common language, I've had to forego any blog appearances this week. Please forgive me, ladies and gents and lady-gents.
And La Myrtil?--actress, violinist, singer (1898-1978), born in France, ended up in vaudeville in London and New York, followed by a 20-year career in Hollywood films as a character actress. Married twice (can that be the whole story?) and lived in New Hope, Pennsylvania in later life, where she opened a restaurant, Chez Odette. The latter is supposedly still in existence--one must check.
Posted by Terry Castle at 4:49 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The American actress and dancer Betta St. John (born 1929). She appeared at the age of ten in Destry Rides Again (1939)--later in several Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. The X crop-marks--like vaunting white cranes, thermaling in the deepest, darkest warm night.