Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Monday, 29 November 2010


STAR WEEK! Today: rare shots of Dirk Bogarde / to follow: Romy Schneider, Anouk Aimee, Joe Losey and Luchino Visconti films (and then back to the 1930s with Irene Dunne, Margaret Sullavan, Loretta Young and Norma Shearer).

Thanks to a friend in New York, here are some very rare (well I had not seen them before!) publicity stills which Bogarde did for MODESTY BLAISE in 1966 - they kept the fish in the glass but Dirk went all silver blonde in the movie! (as per other MODESTY photos on here).

Resnais' PROVIDENCE in 1978 is quite a rare one too - I enjoyed it at the time, it has hardly surfaced since. Here are Bogarde, Gielgud, David Warner, Elaine Stritch and Ellen Burstyn. Quite an eclectic cast!


  1. Great pictures, not seen these before.

  2. I also enjoyed the pictures. Bogarde is one of my favorites..