Sunday, 18 March 2018

Hyman - Coup De Prague

Miles Hyman

Good to Know

         From a slick tyre tread or the hiccups or from kissing the wrong woman. Life is a rental proposition with no lease. For everybody tall and short, muscles and fat, white and yellow, rich and poor. I know that now. And it is good to know at a time like this.

Elliot Chaze
Black Wings has My Angel

Herbert List

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Every Sinner .............. 31

The Verdict

Odds Against Tomorrow



 Dance with a Stranger

In Cold Blood

House of Games

Thieves Highway

Killing Them Softly

Lost Weekend

Fall Into Place

         The soft flat fingers fall into place on the buttons of the saxophone as if the generations of craftsmen in France had custom-designed the entire mechanism to fit Bird's hands. The cheekbones become prominent. The lower jaw is firmly set. The mouthpiece slides into the teeth and is held there like an object set in concrete. Chest muscles rise against the white shirt and the red suspenders.

Bird Lives
Ross Russell
Charlie "Bird" Parker
Top image
David Stone Martin

Friday, 16 March 2018

He Died with His Eyes Open

He Died with His Eyes Open
Jacques Deray

Big Lonely City

Jaroslev Kysela

Walker Evans

Hiroshi Watanabe

Emil Otto Hoppe

Frank Paulin

Fred Stein

George S. Zimbel


William Klein

Rene Jacques


Erich Einhorn

some images reblogged
via Noirsville

Thursday, 15 March 2018

At Some Point

          It's strange how the human mind swings back and forth from one extreme to another. Does truth lie at some point of the pendulum's swing. At a point where it never rests, not in the dull perpendicular mean where it dangles in the end like a windless flag, but at an angle, nearer one extreme than another ?

Graham Greene

Rob Rowland
Middle Hill, Nottingham

Myth of the Open Road

They Live by Night
Nicholas Ray

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

These Hands

       The left one's the hospital, the right one's death. The right one steals your life while the left steals your breath. These hands are bad juju and the bad boogaloo, they're the teeth of the demon as he slides down the flue.

James Ellroy

Zack Zdrale

Langdon Clay

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

In a Strange Way

            She's sexy in a strange way. Like a woman who's begging you to wallop her in the mouth cause she'd just love it. I used to see her in movies and escape into a world of freaky fantasies.

Kris Kristofferson

Gloria Grahame - Bad Girl of Film Noir
Robert J. Lenz

Human Desire

Already Bitter

          My past seemed like so much excess baggage, my future a series of long goodbyes, my present an empty flask. The last good drink already bitter on my tongue.

James Crumley
The Last Good Kiss