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posted by nickyskye (30 comments total) 68 users marked this as a favorite

 
[this is good]
posted by chunking express at 8:18 PM on July 7, 2011


very good.
posted by Smedleyman at 8:24 PM on July 7, 2011


Gah, Irving Penn is amazing.
posted by wemayfreeze at 8:43 PM on July 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


These are all f'n excellent. WOW.

surprise for me: Yul Brynner was a hell of a portraitist, and not just because of his subjects. The photos are actually very good.
posted by smirkette at 9:02 PM on July 7, 2011


Yeah, those Yul Brynner shots were really pretty great.
posted by dismas at 9:10 PM on July 7, 2011


Yul Brynner's shots of Ingrid Bergman are all anyone will ever need -- ever again -- if asked, what does "achingly beautiful" mean?.
posted by Mike D at 9:20 PM on July 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Absolutely Fabulous!
posted by unliteral at 9:29 PM on July 7, 2011


On a side note, why is LJ so popular in Russia?
posted by cman at 9:33 PM on July 7, 2011


Next in the series: Aston Kutcher on a boat leaping up in your face sideways screaming GOT IT!!! while a bunch of bland video models snicker.


*everything in the past was better

posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:35 PM on July 7, 2011


Yul Fucking Brynner... I had no idea.

Roddy McDowell was also an accomplish lensman.

Great post.
posted by Trurl at 9:48 PM on July 7, 2011


God Jean Cocteau is just magnificent to look at.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:50 PM on July 7, 2011


On a side note, why is LJ so popular in Russia?

>...Six Apart sold LiveJournal to Russian media company SUP in 2007, but continued to develop the site by the San Francisco-based company LiveJournal, Inc.[7] In LiveJournal laid off some employees and moved product development and design functions to Russia.

It's actually most used by US citizens.

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I do like the generously large sized images at LJ, a real visual feast there.
posted by nickyskye at 9:59 PM on July 7, 2011


This is keeping me up all night. Thank you.
posted by tapesonthefloor at 10:39 PM on July 7, 2011


Wow...excellent stuff. I have seen many of these photographs but many more that I haven't. I am particularly impressed with the Phil Stern set. Like how about this one of the Duke (John Wayne) or this one of Bogart?
posted by rmmcclay at 11:43 PM on July 7, 2011


Wow. I'd never heard of Maurice Tillet. Fascinating.
posted by rodgerd at 11:45 PM on July 7, 2011


I don't get to say that I think Linda McCartney was wonderful nearly often enough.

I think Linda McCartney was wonderful. And a really good photographer.
posted by mintcake! at 12:03 AM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yes, nice post. Just to echo that I Did Not Know That about Yul Brynner. Wiki says he took photographs of refugees as well, as part of his work as an 'special consultant' for the UN. Anyone know any more about this? There's a snippet about him representing Gypsies at the UN. Seems like an interesting person (as if the acting were not enough...).
posted by ntrifle at 1:25 AM on July 8, 2011


Just look at young Marlon Brando. I've always been kinda homely and fat, so I have no photos like this to haunt me in my old age.

These are are all compelling. Thanks.
posted by maxwelton at 1:49 AM on July 8, 2011


That's because Yul Brynner is the Man, an one of these Easters he's going to catch that Moses guy.
posted by Dr.Enormous at 4:36 AM on July 8, 2011


I do like the generously large sized images at LJ, a real visual feast there.
posted by nickyskye


Actually all the photos are hosted on Flickr and set as private.

Some good stuff here, but I wonder how long it will last before they get a copyright takedown?
posted by Lanark at 4:58 AM on July 8, 2011


Gah, Irving Penn is amazing.

wemayfreeze,

I was just thinking I never suspected Spencer Tracy - of all people -could "do" a sexy hunk!
Then I noticed Penn's portrait of the Duchess of Windsor makes even her seem passably human.
Amazing skill.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 5:17 AM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yet another collection of photographs, many iconic, on the same blog that I forgot to include in the original post. Photos by Bill Brandt.
posted by nickyskye at 5:37 AM on July 8, 2011


Wonderful post. Wonderful stuff to pore over... the Irving Penn and Brynner sets are astonishing, such vivid portraits. Can't wait to spend more time with this. Thanks.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:02 AM on July 8, 2011


*smacks forehead

Just realized the blog has 100 pages of different collections. That page is http://everyday-i-show.livejournal.com/?skip=100.

The next lower page is http://everyday-i-show.livejournal.com/?skip=99, then 98, 90, 80 etc.

D'oh. Wish I'd discovered that earlier and put together a more comprehensive post. Encourage more exploring there.
posted by nickyskye at 6:28 AM on July 8, 2011


I only really knew Robert Mitchum from his later work, but damn he was a good-looking man.
posted by Mister_A at 6:46 AM on July 8, 2011


Just look at young Marlon Brando. I've always been kinda homely and fat, so I have no photos like this to haunt me in my old age.

I can't find the link any more but Alec Baldwin gave me another reason to love him when he expressed his discomfort at retrospective tributes like his recent one at the Museum of the Moving Image by saying it was depressing to watch himself in old clips where he was so young and good-looking.

I don't recall any other male movie star speaking so candidly about that.
posted by Trurl at 7:23 AM on July 8, 2011


I was just thinking I never suspected Spencer Tracy - of all people -could "do" a sexy hunk!

Oh, baby, the original sexy hunk for me.
posted by thinkpiece at 11:27 AM on July 8, 2011


he expressed his discomfort at retrospective tributes like his recent one at the Museum of the Moving Image by saying it was depressing to watch himself in old clips where he was so young and good-looking.

Sounds like a Jack Donaghy quote, at that!
posted by pollex at 3:43 PM on July 8, 2011


I love everyday i show, and check in periodically, but the Duke in short-shorts and espadrilles? Nooooo!!11!!!!
posted by snsranch at 7:56 PM on July 8, 2011


nickyskye this is wonderful, wonderful stuff. I have never really "done" livejournal but obviously now this must change. This will keep be amused for days.
posted by adamvasco at 1:27 PM on July 9, 2011


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