Archive for February, 2010

The Cameraman publicity still, 1928

February 27, 2010

Buster Keaton.

Soul Power (2009)

February 23, 2010

The perfect companion film to When We Were Kings and a document of a great cross-cultural moment of the 70s. Directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte. With James Brown, The Spinners, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Manu Dibango, The Fania All Stars with Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Hector Lavoe and Ray Barretto, B.B. King, Franco and OK Jazz, Bill Withers, Miriam Makeba, Muhammad Ali, Don King.

The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo publicity still, 1935

February 22, 2010

With Ronald Colman.

Marion Davies publicity still, 1920’s

February 22, 2010

from Vintage Photographs.

Liberty publicity still, 1929

February 20, 2010

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Le Jazz Hot, 1939

February 19, 2010

With Katherine Dunham. Who is the piano player?

(photo source: Omega418’s photostream, via la frontera de las estrellas.)

A Night at the Opera publicity still, 1935

February 16, 2010

Kitty Carlisle and Groucho Marx.

Temposphere, KFAI 02/13/10

February 14, 2010

It’s the eve of Rudolph Valentino Day 2010 and it’s the Rocky mix on Temposphere with cuts from a  diverse roster of artists including The Bamboos, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Al Green, David Bowie and the comparatively less heralded Frank Ricotti. The show is available for streaming at the KFAI site, the playlist is posted both there and here.

(photo of Rocky Marciano from the archives of the Chicago Daily News, 1944.)


Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

February 11, 2010

Ralph Nelson, director; written by Rod Serling; Arthur J. Ornitz, director of photography. With Jackie Gleason, Anthony Quinn, Mickey Rooney and Julie Harris.

A noir gem from the golden age of New York cinema.

Dorothy Lamour publicity still, 1937

February 9, 2010