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108 - Manderlay (2005)

spacetime coordinates:  1933 rural Alabama, Manderlay plantation

Manderlay is a 2005 internationally co-produced avant-garde drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier and the second part of von Trier’s projected… 62 more words


Live from the Shanghai Auto Show: Volvo PV652

Introduced in 1929, the PV650-series was the very first Volvo powered by a six-cylinder engine. The name says it all: PV stands for PersonVagn (passenger car), the six stands for six-cylinder, the five stands for five seats, and the third digit refers to the version. 156 more words


Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby, 1938, RKO Radio Pictures. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant. Directed by Howard Hawks. B&W, 102 minutes.

Respectable, steadfast scientist Dr. David Huxley (Cary Grant) is engrossed in his latest project, completing the skeletal frame of a brontosaurus. 616 more words

Classic Films

The Speke Estate, Liverpool: a ‘satellite town…planned to accommodate all classes of the community’

Speke, lying just over seven miles south-east of Liverpool’s city centre, wasn’t planned as just another large council estate.  The Corporation envisaged it as a ‘satellite town…planned to accommodate all classes of the community’. 1,590 more words


The Queen Mary Takes Me: A Tribute to Craig Anderson

Blogging is a fascinating phenomenon. WordPress alone is said to be home to over 80 million posts a month, with authors busy hammering out articles on pretty much anything you can possibly imagine. 769 more words

Art Deco

Photoplay May-June 1936

  • Cover subjects: May – Myrna Loy (May);  June – Dick Powell and Marion Davies.
  • Below: Clarence Sinclair Bull’s famous photo of Loy.
  • Coming up next: another cover format change for Photoplay.

Who is the Woman in the Great Depression Photo?

If you do an internet search for “The Great Depression”, you’ll notice a repeat of the same photograph of an unkempt, forlorn woman with two children in tattered clothes by her side and a filthy infant in her arms. 459 more words