Monday 31 October 2016

Phillip Seymour Hoffman

 Hard Eight

 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

 Talented Mr Ripley

A Man Most Wanted

There Are None

Do not fear mistakes. There are none.
Miles Davis

Henriette Grindat

Saturday 22 October 2016

A Man Goin' Round Taking Names

There's a man goin round takin names
And he decides who to free and who to blame
Everybody won't be treated all the same
There'll be a golden ladder reachin down
When the man comes around
A Man Goin Round takin Names
Johnny Cash

Wednesday 19 October 2016

A Sawdust Bar

      ...... images such as a dark lake, a sidewalk wet with rain and blood reflecting a pale moon, a sawdust bar with an uncannily archaic interior, an icy blizzard that sends taxis and buses into each other's grillwork, or an indistinct row house the cellar of which is used to bury the bodies of two members of a criminal gang.
Jay Gertzman
Noble loser
(Tribute to Goodis)

Monday 17 October 2016

Blacklist Noir

Remembered Sinatra

             ...... They were from New York, Brooklyn, Atlantic City, Hoboken. They were old actors, young actors, former prizefighters, tired trumpet players, politicians, a boy with a cane. There was a fat lady who said she remembered Sinatra when he used to throw the Jersey Observer onto her front porch in 1933.

Gay Talese
Frank Sinatra Has a Cold
Esquire 1966

Sinatra in Hoboken NJ
circa 1939

Saturday 15 October 2016

I've Seen the Ticket

             I've seen the ticket and i still can't believe it - When i see the money i hope i don't hit the floor.
Judy Garland

Judy Garland
via thelastpolaroid.tumblr.com

Friday 14 October 2016