From “Boo!” (1932), a short film, one of the “Universal Brevities.”
When the day drags, when a man is solitary, and in a fever of impatience and suspense; when the minute hand of his watch travels as slowly as the hour hand used to do, and the hour hand has lost all appreciable motion; when he yawns, and beats the devil’s tattoo, and flattens his handsome nose against the window, and whistles tunes he hates, and, in short, does not know what to do with himself, it is deeply to be regretted that he cannot make a solemn dinner of three courses more than once in a day. The laws of matter, to which we are slaves, deny us that resource.
- from The Room in Le Dragon Volant, by J. Sherian Le Fanu
Wokrin’ on some shirt ideas for my favourite characters
Peter Lorre in Mad Love (1935).
God I love this movie. Someday I’m gonna put this together as my costume.
A 1,300-year-old ski (with straps!) was found in Norway.
Marlene Dietrich in The Devil is a Woman (Josef von Sternberg, 1935)
DJ Quik came by the MaxFun studio and we sat down for a long, fascinating talk. He’s a helluva guy, that DJ Quik.
Quik is always so fascinating. This is a great interview.
What I learned this weekend when my cabdriver was playing ’80s hits at 5am: Apparently I fucking love this song.
Edna Best, by Dorothy Wilding c.1925