I have enjoyed looking back at all the stuff I was doing in the early 70s, meeting and seeing lots of those stars still active then, my 60s in Swinging London, and that great era for me: 1954 - 1964 co-inciding with my early moviegoing years in Ireland (above: the first film I saw, aged 8, JOHNNY GUITAR - which I still love now too). during that great period for international cinema, and then my London years starting in 1964 in time for that new era .... then those groovy '70s and on to the '80s and '90s to now.
The movies - whether a silent classic (take a bow THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD, and I have Murnau's SUNRISE lined up to watch on Blu-ray) or a Buster Keaton, a '30s screwball, a '40s noir, a '50s epic/western/musical/drama/peplum or a '60s New Wave Italian or French arthouse treat or a Hitchcock classic or a prime slice of Trash, a '70s New American Cinema classic or Eurotrash, or a current blockbuster! - are all grist to our mill here, being a movie omnivore. We love the camp side of showbiz too, as well as the great actors and directors - check out those Showpeople !
Then there is the pleasure in discovering long unseen movies which become new favourites: LA NOTTE BRAVA, THE LONG NIGHT OF '43, BALLAD OF A SOLDIER, THE LETTER NOT SENT, BLACK ORPHEUS etc.
|"I'm discovered on a rather simple divan ..."|
|Kay does great feather boa in RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE (click images to enlarge)|
The labels (and archive) for the main categories will bring up all I have done on those topics:
as well as all those Names. "Names, sweetie, names" .... You will find them all here - at the labels: