Jul
16
2013
0

A biopic of music legend Ian Dury is heading to the big screen…

Here’s a classic reminder of his brilliance:

From Sky News:

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll stars Andy Serkis, the actor best-known for playing Gollum in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

He told Sky News he is thrilled with the reception so far.

“The family came and watched the film after it was put together,” Serkis explained.

“And we got a lovely email from Ian’s daughter saying Ian would have loved this, and he would have sat there and laughed, and then coated you all off with great affection.

“So hopefully we’ve done him proud,” he added.

March will mark 10 years since Dury succumbed to cancer, after a brilliant career with The Blockheads, that produced hits like Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and the classic album New Boots And Panties!!.

The movie charts the post-Punk years of the late 1970s as well as flashbacks to Dury’s Polio-addled childhood.

Serkis’ performance has already won him a British Independent Film Award nomination.

Previously related:

Originally posted 2009-12-24 03:37:30.

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Film,Music,Video | Tags: , , ,
Jun
26
2012
0

Song of the Day — ‘The Electrician’ by The Walker Brothers (1978)

About The Walker Brothers (From Wiki):

The Walker Brothers were an American 1960s and 1970s pop group, comprising Scott Engel, John Maus, and Gary Leeds. They had a number of top ten albums and singles in the mid-1960s, including number 1 chart hits “Make It Easy on Yourself” and “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)“.

Formed in 1964, the three unrelated musicians adopted the ‘Walker Brothers’ name as a show business touch – “simply because we liked it”.[1] They provided a unique counterpoint to the British Invasion in that they were a group from the United States that only achieved success in the United Kingdom and Germany, while the popularity of bands such as The Beatles spread to the US.[2]

Thanks Ray C.

UPDATE:
I just watched the documentary “Scott Walker: 30 Century Man“. Brilliant. Please excuse my ignorance, I’d never heard of him.

Related:

This is a must watch.

Originally posted 2010-05-10 13:24:15.

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Music | Tags: , ,
Dec
14
2011
0
Nov
07
2010
1

Adviews — digital archive of vintage television commercials

AdViews

AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. These commercials were created or collected by the ad agency Benton & Bowles or its successor, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B). Founded in 1929, Benton & Bowles was a New York advertising agency that merged with D’Arcy Masius McManus in 1985 to form DMB&B. Major clients included are Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Schick, Vicks, and Post, among others. Commercials will be added in phased batches over several months in 2009. The commercials are a part of the D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles Archives found at the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in Duke University’s Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

Link to archive.

Originally posted 2009-09-17 08:09:37.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Entertainment,Fashion,Humor,Sex,Video,Vintage | Tags:
Aug
10
2010
0

Jazz artist portraits by William P. Gottlieb, circa 1938 to 1948.

Portrait of Slam Stewart, Three Deuces(?), New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1946
Click images for larger.

Portrait of Django Reinhardt, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946

Portrait of Kaiser Marshall, Art Hodes, Sandy Williams, Cecil (Xavier) Scott, and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947

Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat(?), New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946

Portrait of Duke Ellington, Paramount Theater, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1946

Portrait of Glen Gray, Paramount Theater, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

Note the gun on the dressing table, pipe lighter?

Portrait of Sarah Vaughan, Café Society (Downtown), New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1946

Portrait of Oscar Moore, Nat King Cole, and Wesley Prince, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

Portrait of Frank Sinatra and Axel Stordahl, Liederkrantz Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. 1947

Portrait of Sarah Vaughan, Café Society (Downtown), New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1946

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947

View of the Apollo Theatre marquee, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948

Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. Apr. 1947

Portrait of Charlie Parker, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1947

Portrait of Denzil Best, Al Casey, and John (O.) Levy, Pied Piper, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948

Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill, Minton’s Playhouse, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947

Portrait of Cab Calloway, New York, N.Y.(?), ca. Jan. 1947

Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

Portrait of Bunk Johnson, Leadbelly, George Lewis, and Alcide Pavageau, Stuyvesant Casino, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946

Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947

Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Minton’s Playhouse, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947

Portrait of Count Basie, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948

Portrait of Ralph Burns, Edwin A. Finckel, George Handy, Neal Hefti, Johnny Richards, and Eddie Sauter, Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y., ca. Mar. 1947

Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Minton’s Playhouse, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947

Source: Library of Congress

Jul
19
2010
1

Found collection — Vintage bottle caps

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Originally posted 2009-06-08 09:20:52.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Arts,Design,Vintage | Tags: , ,
Apr
29
2010
1
Apr
16
2010
0
Apr
08
2010
0
Mar
08
2010
0

Alice in Wonderland (1903)

The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll’s tale has recently been restored by the BFI National Archive from severely damaged materials.

More info on the film and the BFI National Film Archive here.

Previously similiar:

Mar
03
2010
0
Mar
02
2010
0
Feb
17
2010
0

Puerto Rico In Posters 1952-85

The collection is made up of 316 silk screened posters of the most well respected Puerto Rican artists. These images are snapshots of significant cultural, social and political events that occurred on the island from 1952 to 1985.

Numbers represent artworks by Artist in collection.

Rafael Tufiño 64 • Lorenzo Homar 65 • Tony Maldonado 34 • Rafael Rivera Rosa 4 • Carlos Raquel Rivera 3 • Manuel Hernandez Acevedo 3 • Jose A. Rosa 9 • Jose Melendez Contreras 17 • Eduardo Vera Cortez 29 • Isabel Bernal 21 • Antonio Martorell 7 • Jose R. Alicea 7 • Lopito 2 • Nelson Sambolin 1 • Angel Casiano 2 • Carmelo Sobrino 1 • David Goitía 5 • Hernández Cruz 1 • Carlos Marichal 7 • Rubén Moreira 1 • Julio Rosado Del Valle 1 • Julio Biaggi 4 • Carlos Irizarry 1 • Antonio Carrión 3 • Eusebio Echevarría 1 • Villafañe 1 • Antonio Frasconi 1 • Hector Dávila 1 • Carlos Rubio 1 • Germán Cajiga 2 • F. Rosario 1 • José Antonio Ortiz 2 • Velázquez Alvarez 2 • Leonel 4 • Viviana 1 • Nina 1 • Blanco 1 • Shine 1 • E. Salgado 1 • E. López 1 • Julio Santiago 1 • Rechanny 1

Link to The Puerto Rico Poster Collection

Previous Poster Collections:

Written by Peter C in: Arts,Design,History,Illustration,Vintage | Tags: , , ,
Feb
16
2010
0
Feb
03
2010
0

Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion

Click images for larger. See huge Muybridge collection here.

Written by Peter C in: Arts,History,Photography,Vintage | Tags: , ,
Jan
27
2010
0

Famous Literary Drunks & Addicts — A Life Magazine Photo Gallery

UPDATED: This link still works and identifies the writers and their abused substance(s) of choice.

Via Boing Boing

Jan
11
2010
15

60 beautiful vintage Travel Posters

I recommend clicking on the images for the higher resolution versions.

Jan
06
2010
0
Dec
09
2009
0
Oct
16
2009
0

Milt Kahl pencil tests, old school animation…

Milt Kahl (Mowgli) from Victor Ens on Vimeo.

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