Saturday, April 24, 2010

Martha Vickers

From my vaults: George Arliss


Ymre Stiekema

New York

Iana Godnia

First Lines: Homer - The Ilead

Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.

Lauren Brown

ph: Rupert Tapper

New Stuff: The Walker Brothers

Amazingly, this compilation was quite hard to get.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Cris Vector

aka Cristiano Siqueira

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Jordan Richardson

From my vaults: Tess Taylor Arlington

Christina Carey

ph: Greg Lotus

New York

Anna Kuznetsova

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

June 3, 1982. Perhaps I should do one of those sptghtly "fixing up my country house" books... First Year in the Garden...a chapter on the White Cat who got his ass bit by a dog, and the grey cat...such a handsome animal. Smokey we call him, after Colonel Smoky, the narc in Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent, bound with Junkie in the Ace edition...well, Smokey is getting to be a real nuisance, fawning all over me and putting his face up to mine, rubbing his head against my hand and following me around when I am trying to shoot. It's almost spooky. I am looking to find a good home for Smoky.

Rebecca Hall

The Informant! (2009)

The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant.

Competently made satire that somehow isn't funny at all.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Basil Wolverton


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Olga Cerpita

From my vaults: Richard Arlen

Edyta Zajac

New Stuff: The Wire

Chandra North

ph: Glen Luchford

New York

Sharan Bala

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

May 9, 1982. This morning I founf what was left of the rabbit she killed...somw fur and chewed bones strewn about the porch, gathering flies. The kittens did actually rip it apart and eat it. She takes her role as huntress, bringing meat for the young, very sincerely. The little cats romp about, pouncing on grasshoppers. They eat and sleep and play.
There is a kidney-shaped fish pool outside the picture window. I cleaned it out and put in some large goldfish I bought in a bait store. The cats are always trying to catch the fish, with no success. One time the white cat leapt for a frog across the pool. The frog dove in and the cat fell in. He is trouble-prone.

Kasia Zych

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Edward Sorel)

Katya Sergeeva

Natalia Vodianova

Mollie Sue Gondi

ph: Thomas Krappitz

New Stuff: John Zorn/Fred Frith

The latest addition to my ever-growing John Zorn collection.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Alphonse Inoue

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Zuzana Macasova

From my vaults: Harold Arlen


Soledad Miranda

New York

May Gil

ph: Andrea Buso

First Lines: Ian McEwan - Solar

He belonged to that class of men - vaguely unprepossessing, often bald, short, fat, clever - who were unaccountably attractive to certain beautiful women.

Ingrid Pitt

New Stuff: Marshall MG10

I finally got a guitar amplifier, and it's a Marshall! Will be starting to train for my concert in summer.

Karolina Babczynska

Kate Moss irrégulière

Simone van Werkhoven

ph: Luis Sanchis

New Stuff: Ian McEwan

I never miss out, when Ian McEwan publishes a new book.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Maginel Wright Enright