Thursday, December 14, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

vintage birds

KooKoo the Bird Girl 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The courtship of Miles Standish, and other poems

“...for it is the fate of a woman
Long to be patient and silent, to wait like a ghost that is speechless,
Till some questioning voice dissolves the spell of its silence.
Hence is the inner life of so many suffering women
Sunless and silent and deep, like subterranean rivers
Runnng through caverns of darkness...”

Look at the Pictures

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mary Shelley: A Biography

The Pop-Culture Evolution of Frankenstein’s Monster

...The nuances of Shelley’s novel were largely shed in the formation of that myth. Victor Frankenstein, the complex, tortured genius, became a mad scientist; his creature went from a French-speaking, poetry-reading autodidact to a grunting, groaning killer. Through prints, paintings, ephemera and photography, Frayling traces the creature’s visual evolution. In Richard Brinsley Peake’s 1823 play “Presumption, or the Fate of Frankenstein,” the first stage production of the novel, the monster appears as an unwieldy, but not unattractive, muscle-bound giant in a toga. Political cartoonists simplified the monster to caricature perceived social threats (“The Irish Frankenstein” became a popular motif). By the time Boris Karloff appeared onscreen in 1931, the monster had become a heavy-lidded, bolt-necked brute...
NYTIMES link here.
chard Wynn Keene of the actor O. Smith as the Monster in the first revival of “Presumption!” or the Fate of Frankenstein, at the English Opera House, Lyceum, in summer 1828. Courtesy of Jennie Bissett.CreditFrom “Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years”

Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges ‎– Clube Da Esquina (1972)