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Сигаретные карточки: Звезды кинематографа (ca. 1925-1940) [02 Oct 2010|05:31pm]

Jack Buchanan. Digital ID: 1550319. New York Public Library
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Louise Brooks exhibit [08 Nov 2006|08:47am]

"Homage to Lulu: 100 Years of Louise Brooks"
an exhibit at the San Francisco Public Library
November 4, 2006 through January 5, 2007
Main Branch, Fourth Floor, Steve Silver Beach Blanket Babylon Music Center

"Homage to Lulu: 100 Years of Louise Brooks" celebrates the centenary of the silent film star Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985). Now considered an icon of the Jazz Age, Brooks' popularity today rivals that of her more celebrated contemporaries. On display are dozens of vintage objects - including books, magazines, sheet music, postcards,and related ephemera - which tell the story of her life and films.

Highlights include American and French photoplay editions (the movie tie-in editions of the 1920's), an editorial comic strip explaining the scandalous circumstances behind Brooks' affair with Charlie Chaplin, Brooks' inspired novels, a jumbo-size lobby card, and a full-page newspaper advertisement for "Show Girl" - the Brooks-inspired novel which became a hit stage play and the long-running comic strip "Dixie Dugan."

This exhibit - organized by Thomas Gladysz and the based Louise Brooks Society - coincides with many other events taking place around the San Francisco Bay Area and the world. More info at sfpl4.sfpl.org/news/exhibitions.htm /// Some snapshots of the exhibit can be found at louisebrooks.livejournal.com/

Related Events in the Bay Area:

"Celebrating Louise Brooks: An Evening of Rare Films"
Sunday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Balboa Theater (3630 Balboa Street) in San Francisco
-- Peter Cowie, author of the just released Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever, will give a short talk after the screening of rare Louise Brooks films - some not shown in 80 years! Special guests, door prizes, give-aways, and a book signing with Peter Cowie will round out the program.

Louise Brooks Birthday Bash
Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Victoria Theater (2961 16th Street) in San Francisco
-- a screening, live music, birthday cake, and festivities with the cast and crew of "Lulu" - followed by a 10 p.m. staging of of the Wedekind play done as a silent film a la Louise Brooks in "Pandora's Box" - more info at www.victoriatheatre.org/

Screening of the 1926 Louise Brooks flapper comedy, "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"
Tuesday, November 21st at 7 p.m.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium (100 Larkin Street at Grove)
-- with an introduction by Thomas Gladysz, director of the Louise Brooks Society
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[09 Apr 2006|10:02pm]

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[03 Apr 2006|12:42am]


"The Stuff I Find At Work" Dept.:

Gay young collegiate socialites, clean as a whistle...

Woodbury soap, preffered by Canadians in Ontario universities...Collapse )

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[01 Apr 2006|08:18pm]


"The Stuff I Find At Work" Dept.:

So many suitors, so much cutlery and flatware, so little time...Collapse )

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[30 Mar 2006|11:39pm]


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[20 Dec 2005|08:17pm]


"The Stuff I Find At Work" Dept.:

Surely that workman afixing lights to their home wasn't watching her with the mistletoe through the window...

One little sprig couldn't hurt...

Surely, little Mae thought coyly, I have naught here to offer but my undies...Collapse )

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[08 Dec 2005|11:09pm]


More of The 30 Days of Christmas...

"The Stuff I Find At Work" Dept.:

Vilma feigned a disaffected sophistication as pretty little Mae, her house-mate, offered the pink synthetic silk undergarment for her inspection...

Poor, sweet, little Mae...

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More Christmas-ey goodness to follow both here and at my own LJ. 17 days left to go, kids.

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My site, featuring 1920s French music artists [04 Dec 2005|10:35am]


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[29 Nov 2005|01:10am]

My "30 Days of Christmas" continues...

"The Stuff I Find At Work" Dept.:

Like other Canadians considered "America's Sweetheart" in years to follow (such as Mike Myers, Elisha Cuthbert, Tricia Helfer, Rachel Perry, Keanu Reeves, Allanis Morrisette, Avril Lavigne, and dare-I-say-it, Celine Dion and Jim Carrey) Mary Pickford loved a photo-op as much as anyone else.

Ain't she darling!

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[23 Nov 2005|12:44am]


[crossposted til it hurts, so as to leave no doubt]

"The Stuff I Find At Work" Dept.:

Freddie seems to go through Shebas like he goes through bootleg hooch, but this one seems to be gunning for him! He even gets the Plop-take, this time!

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A busy holiday season has kept me unable to post as much as I've been wanting to - TONS of pre-1950, and specifically pre 1930 strips to come! Requests, as ever, are always welcome!

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Jambalay' and a crawfish pie and fille' gumbo... [28 Oct 2005|10:16pm]


Cause tonight yer gonna see another Nemo

[crossposted here and abouts...]

"The Stuff I Find At Work" Dept.:

More NEMO - this time Flip steals a pie and, as these things often go, gets more than he was counting on. No idea, really which issue of the TORONTO WEEKEND STAR, this one's from, but its relatively late-ish, so I'd venturea guess at sometime between 1914 and 1924 (probably 1920 or so).

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The ice-skating horsies are coming soon. Also, as soon as I can, some beautiful vintage KRAZY KAT, some POPEYE and more TILLIE THE TOILER than anyone was counting on...

Want me to keep it up? Even weirder? Just let me know here.

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[28 Oct 2005|07:03pm]


[crossposted all over God's Green LiveJournal]

"The Stuff I Find At Work" Dept.:

Freddie The Sheik was a daily strip by Jack Callahan (whom nobody seems to have much information about)that lasted the duration of the Jazz Age, begining in 1924 and lasting until 1929 (where Freddie comitted suicide after taking a bath in the Stock Market Crash - no, ok, he didn't - I made that up...) This is a good example of what the strip was like on a weekly level, and although it does actually have a punchline, admittedly its no-where near as funny as NEMO or THIMBLE THEATRE was on a weekly basis (I know, I'm teasing - very soon to come, folks). Trimmed from a September 16th, 1928 Sunday Comics Section.

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Hot-cha! What FUN, kids, under the cut!Collapse )

I have more "Tillie the Toiler" due very soon and a "Little Nemo In Slumberland" should be up by tomorrow. Why? ...because I admire you all so!

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[25 Oct 2005|04:33pm]

i'm looking for pictures/stills/graphics/what have you from '20s comics or cartoons. any help?

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[23 Oct 2005|11:31pm]


[crossposted willy-nilly around]

"The Stuff I Find At Work" Dept.:

Tillie The Toiler - was given a full write-up as to its whys and wherefores here, but it was a slice-of-life comic strip that was centered around a young working flapper girl and her friends and co-workers at the office where she was employed. This is a good example of what the strip was like on a weekly level - bear in mind that since it wasn't a "Gag Strip" and was more of a "dramady" so there isn't much of a punchline to it... Trimmed from an October 17th, 1926 Sunday Comics Section.

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I have more Tillie from this time period as well and more "Little Nemo In Slumberland", as well as some "Bringing Up Father" ( a personal favourite), "Betty Boop", and, my all-time favourite, "Thimble Theatre - starring Popeye"

So very very much available, folks...

Want more jazz-bo sheiks & shebas? Even weirder? Just let me know here.

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[26 Sep 2005|09:47pm]

does anyone have any non-crochet/knitting cloche patterns they'd be willing to scan? i'm just looking for 8x10, i can scale it up on my own.

x-posted EVERYWHERE!
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[21 Sep 2005|10:59am]

havent posted in like 1000000 years, but i thought id share the gatsby picnic i went to, the clothing in the art deco period rule!!!!!!!!!

here i am in all my glory waiting for the bus
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come with me to gatsbys picnic
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[19 Aug 2005|02:15pm]

does anyone have anything from the 20s-30s with either an egyptian or jungle theme (think shieks and hottentots). i need it for my "jazz is savage" mix.
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[11 Aug 2005|12:20am]

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[23 Jul 2005|10:29am]

this is a call: i'm looking for a recording of "street of dreams" by either bing crosby or russ columbo.

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