2,000 POSTS DONE!, so I am posting less frequently, but will still be adding news, comments and photos.. As archived, its a ramble through my movie watching, music and old magazine store and discussing People We Like [Loren, Monroe, Vitti, Romy Schneider, Lee Remick, Kay Kendall, Anouk & Dirk Bogarde, Delon, Belmondo, Jean Sorel, Belinda Lee; + Antonioni, Hitchcock, Wilder, Minnelli, Cukor, Joni Mitchell, David Hockney etc]. As Pauline Kael wrote: "Art, Trash and the Movies"!
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.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Dirk as Gabriel
I won't tell you how much I paid for it but once I saw this great 8x10 glossy of Dirk Bogarde as Gabriel in MODESTY BLAISE, I simply had to have it. In all my years of collecting Dirk and Modesty items I had never seen this photo before, and its a good authenticated signature too. (he wears a similar black cap in several scenes in the Losey classic).
I have my own Dirk autograph, personalised "to Michael" by Dirk when I met him at the National Film Theatre in 1970 - yikes, 42 years ago!(as per my report at Bogarde label), but here it is again. (the autograph site: clickautographs.com has some other great stuff too, which I must return to...).
My friend Martin adds: "Cheap
at the price, I say. I believe everything is worth what we pay for it,
be it tuppence or £200, if it is something we really want and makes us
I could of course have just copied the image, but at least now I have the original.