Katharine Hepburn on location. Suddenly Last Summer (1959). Photo by: Montgomery Clift.
on set. Suddenly Last Summer (1959). Katharine Hepburn in her character Mrs. Violet Venable’s home elevator, in Kate — not Violet Venable — costume. Photo by: Montgomery Clift.
Monograph: Boris Aronson. Issue 2: Chance Magazine. On its way from the printers now. Available to subscribers and on newsstands in NYC soon.
An advance video look at a Monograph on Boris Aronson in the 2nd issue of Chance Magazine.
Watching Kate in Sylvia Scarlett (1935) and inspired to dig a bit in my own image archives. Splendid, splendid.
Beverly Hills Hilton Democratic convention delegate dinner, July 20, 1960. A time of hope and possibility. I consider the promise this somber day of remembrance.
Recently spent some time re-viewing D.A. Pennebaker's marvelous documentary (1st of what was intended to be a series, destined to be a one-off) on the recording of the COMPANY original cast recording — Company: Original Cast Album (1970). Stritch in repose, reflected in these screen captures, just slays me. From the first moments of the doc in this sequence listening to the overture, to the the penultimate moments being told after a long night session that she will need to return to record the show stopping “Ladies Who Lunch” to an orchestral track. Her performance just preceding this decision to discard the tired voice, late night session of “Ladies Who Lunch” is indeed a three act play — for the camera. Only the documentary tells this tale.