Gay Talese's "Frank Sinatra Has A Cold
" appeared in Esquire Magazine in April 1966. Sinatra had turned down interview requests from Esquire for years and refused to be interviewed for the profile. Rather than give up, Talese spent the three months following and observing the man and interviewing any members of his entourage who were willing to speak -- and the final story was published without Sinatra's cooperation or blessing. In 2003, editors pronounced it the best article the magazine had ever published. Nieman Storyboard interviewed Talese last month about the piece and has annotated it with his comments. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Oct 8, 2013 -
Why We Fight is a series of seven documentary films commissioned by the United States government during World War II whose purpose was to show American soldiers the reason for U.S. involvement in the war. Later on they were also shown to the general U.S. public to persuade them to support American involvement in the war.
Each of them is in the common domain having been produced by the US government, available online, and linked below the fold: [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb
on Sep 16, 2012 -
by Richard Dumas; a page (one of many) of actors and directors
; a Brooklyn gang (photographed by Bruce Davidson) in 1959
; photographs by Ernesto Bazan. Clive Limpkin
. Some Warhol Polaroids
. Film set photographs and portraits by Brigitte Lacombe.
Photographs by: Dennis Hopper
[nsfw], Jeff Bridges
, Julia Calfee
[nsfw], Ed Templeton
[nsfw], Lauren Dukoff
, Robert Frank
, Sid Grossman
and Allen Ginsberg
. A Princeton Dance Weekend in 1960
, an American family vacation in 1950
, Los Angeles
, Coney Island
, et cetera.
A diverse livejournal collection of photographs.
posted by xod
on Jul 29, 2010 -
“I have seen many Anne Franks in Cambodia.
...Under Pol Pot, many children were separated from their families. They faced starvation and were sent to the front to fight and die,” she explains. “Like Anna, they never knew peace and the warmth of a home.”
by Sayana Ser
with help from the Dutch embassy in Cambodia (Kampuchea, Khmer), The Diary of Anne Frank has now become one of the most popular and discussed books in this war-torn country.
posted by parmanparman
on Oct 7, 2008 -
"The most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear," Frank Sinatra
wrote of rock 'n' roll during the time of Elvis Presley. But Frank wasn't stupid... he knew his relevance was fading and if you can't beat 'em, you have to join 'em. So in 1960
, Elvis Presley was welcomed home from his two year military tour
by the Frank Sinatra Timex Show "Welcome Home Elvis"
special. Later Sinatra said, "I'm just a singer. Elvis was the embodiment of the whole American culture."
posted by miss lynnster
on Feb 26, 2008 -
Interview with Ze Frank on creativity
Ze Frank discusses some techniques he learned himself to harness his creativity. Apart from his quite creative daily online video, which is now defunct, he's apparently also an adjunct professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Parsons School of Design, and SUNY Purchase.
posted by jouke
on May 22, 2007 -
Even though Anne cannot possibly know on her birthday that only a month later she will have to go into hiding, she begins her new diary with the following extremely significant sentence:
"I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support."
60 years ago today, Anne Frank
started her diary
while in hiding.
posted by mathowie
on Jul 12, 2002 -
I want Frank Zappa's Rolls Royce.
It's up for auction on Ebay Motors.
This statement of proper British elegance was the daily driver for iconoclastic composer/guitarist and Mothers of Invention founder Frank Zappa. Shortly before purchasing the automobile, Mr. Zappa let his driver's license lapse and never made the time to renew it. However, he thoroughly enjoyed the comfort of this Rolls and as a result, he was driven by a chauffer. Purchased new, it served as a vehicular counterpoint to its owner's avant garde learning.
Also up for sale: Dweezil's Aston Martin
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Jul 4, 2002 -
Griffin Dunne as Frank Zappa
in VH-1's movie "Parental Advisory". [Link won't tell you much about the movie but it was all I could find] The movie based on senate hearings regarding music censorship. Aside from Dana Carvey's Zappa imitation I don't recall any other actor playing him. Would Dunne have been your choice?
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Mar 30, 2002 -