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Aug
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The image was the stuff of epic literature, high or low. … The sun, poised between perpetual rising and continuous setting, forged an eternal radiance.
Aug
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The image that started it all. Lauren Bacall on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, March 1943.

The image that started it all. Lauren Bacall on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, March 1943.

(Source: loomings-jay.blogspot.com)

Aug
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On this date 40 years ago, Richard Nixon submitted his letter of resignation. (“I will resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow…”)
(via Quiz: Did Richard Nixon ACTUALLY say that? - The Washington Post)

On this date 40 years ago, Richard Nixon submitted his letter of resignation. (“I will resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow…”)

(via Quiz: Did Richard Nixon ACTUALLY say that? - The Washington Post)

Aug
6th
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Colbert “1974” edition: truly best episode ever.

 (via Stephen Colbert remembers Watergate-gate, wears copious amounts of hair gel - The Washington Post)

The graphics, the sets, the wardrobe, the hair, the scandal, the history—so much retro goodness. Even made sitting through yet another self aggrandizing interview with Pat Buchanan tolerable.

Colbert “1974” edition: truly best episode ever.

(via Stephen Colbert remembers Watergate-gate, wears copious amounts of hair gel - The Washington Post)

The graphics, the sets, the wardrobe, the hair, the scandal, the history—so much retro goodness. Even made sitting through yet another self aggrandizing interview with Pat Buchanan tolerable.

Aug
1st
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The Bee Gees - Nights On Broadway - The Midnight Special, December 1975

Still perhaps my favorite from their decades-long cavalcade of hits, and a highlight of the “Main Course” lp they recorded in Miami with Arif Mardin (note Berry and Robin in selections from their loud shirt and pastel polyester resort wear wardrobes, even in December).

(Source: youtube.com)

Jul
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James Garner, Howard Morris, Tony Randall, Howard Duff in 1962’s Boys Night Out. Starring (and produced by) Kim Novak, this silly mid-century “sex comedy” was supposed to revive her film career. Instead, it helped James Garner make the leap from Maverick to the big screen. TCM plans a day-long marathon tribute to Garner’s work, in better roles than this one, on July 28.

James Garner, Howard Morris, Tony Randall, Howard Duff in 1962’s Boys Night Out. Starring (and produced by) Kim Novak, this silly mid-century “sex comedy” was supposed to revive her film career. Instead, it helped James Garner make the leap from Maverick to the big screen. TCM plans a day-long marathon tribute to Garner’s work, in better roles than this one, on July 28.

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May
28th
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#MadMen Evil Jim Cutler, who rolled up silently on these two at SC&P like the devil incarnate. Screen image via Tom & Lorenzo

#MadMen Evil Jim Cutler, who rolled up silently on these two at SC&P like the devil incarnate. Screen image via Tom & Lorenzo

May
27th
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"Well, it is a lot of money!" I’d also love a GIF of evil Jim Cutler, silently gliding up to Sterling and Joan at the post-Cooper office, as if on wheels. The devil is in Mr. Cutler, so what does that make Roger Sterling?

"Well, it is a lot of money!" I’d also love a GIF of evil Jim Cutler, silently gliding up to Sterling and Joan at the post-Cooper office, as if on wheels. The devil is in Mr. Cutler, so what does that make Roger Sterling?

May
21st
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#MadMen faux Burger Chef location/set was an actual building.

(via Franklin Avenue: L.A. CAMEO: Here’s Where “Mad Men” Shot Those Burger Chef Scenes)