Henri Matisse working in bed, photograph by Clifford Coffin. “The artist was extremely cordial when I called to photograph him and permitted me to take whatever pictures I wanted.” From The Art and Technique of Color Photography (1951).
My friend BJ Novak told me that when you get photographed—what happens is at parties, you drink and someone takes a photograph, but my friend BJ said never be seen with an alcoholic drink in your hand. I said, “Why? People drink, I’m of age.” [x]
Scarlett O’ Hara’s Curtain Dress designed by Walter Plunkett for Gone With the Wind
The color of the dress presented Plunkett with several problems. It had to suit the color of Vivien Leigh’s eyes and it had to conform to Technicolor specifications. Furthermore, it had to look as if it were made from the draperies at Tara. So the dress was aged as if the sun had faded the material.
Also known as the Drapery Dress and the Portieres Dress, the dress has a moss green velvet overskirt that parts in the front to reveal a chartreuse velvet underskirt. It has fitted sleeves with a semi-cape on the left shoulder and a drapery cord belt.
"The history of Lon Chaney is the history of unrequited loves. He brings that part of you out into the open, because you fear that you are not loved, you fear that you never will be loved, you fear there is some part of you that’s grotesque, that the world will turn away from." -Ray Bradbury
Norma Shearer and Lon Chaney in “He Who Gets Slapped” (1924)