John, George and Paul
John, George and Paul
Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol hanging out in New York
so about a month or so I had the inspiration to draw sigmercy in the 60s! (before anyone points out YES I was also inspired by wandavision lol)
“Wordlessly we absorbed the thoughts of one another and just as dawn broke fell asleep in each other’s arms. When we awoke he greeted me with his crooked smile, and I knew he was my knight.”
-Patti Smith, Just Kids
Woman & Flag, Harlem, Beuford Smith, 1969
The Beatles being interviewed at the Washington Coliseum (February 11, 1964).
Interviewer: With a question mark?
Paul: No, with an exclamation mark!
Amsterdam Avenue facing North to 138th Street
Everyday is Mothers Day. 🌼🌹
Sorry, Your Madre was way Cooler than you!!
VIRIDIANA // LUIS BUÑUEL, 1961
Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Big George December 16, 1969
A definite oldie this one - 1966, I believe. 😉
Riding in style. Gordon Cooper sits in a droptop Cadillac at Patrick Air Force Base following his successful Mercury Atlas 9 flight, May 1963. The youngest of the Original 7 astronauts became the first American to spend an entire day in space (& more at 34 hours), sleep in space & was the last to fly a solo orbital mission. Mr. Cooper became the first astronaut to fly a 2nd orbital flight when he lifted off with Pete Conrad on Gemini 5 in 1965. He later served as back-up Commander on Apollo 10.
↳ ♡︎ Film #29: Marilyn Monroe as Roslyn Taber in The Misfits (1961, dir. John Huston).
A film written by Marilyn’s then husband, Arthur Miller, as a present for her, quickly turned to be her biggest nightmare...and her last completed film.
The film is a western-drama centered around newly divorced Roslyn who meets three cowboys that, in their own way, become infatuated with her. They invite her to spend time with them in the country to help escape her troubles. By the end, their truths come pouring out.
In 1957, Arthur wrote a piece entitled, “Please Don’t Kill Any Living Thing”, after observing Marilyn’s sensitivity to all living things in 1957 for Esquire magazine. That year, she was rushed to the hospital with an ectopic pregnancy and the unborn child could not be saved. In an effort to cheer her up and do something for her, he began adapting his short story into a screenplay.
It took him nearly two years, dozens of re-writes, fights with Marilyn, and more to complete it. When he brought it to John Huston to direct, he felt it was still too long, being over two hours, and suggested he cut it. As Marilyn read some of the script, she liked the cowboy scenes, and almost every piece that didn’t include Roslyn. She hated the character she felt he depicted her as. Arthur did admit, “It really didn’t start out that way when I was writing the screenplay [that Roslyn mirrored Marilyn], but she has such a strong personality I just couldn’t escape it.”
Shooting began just a few weeks after she completed Let’s Make Love, and an exhausted and emotionally drained Marilyn jumped into her new role. Shooting took place on location in Reno, Nevada, and a few places on the outskirts. The film was shot chronically, which is very rare as it’s more expensive, and in black and white at the request of Clark Gable.
There are several scenes that mimic real life events: Roslyns’s divorce mirrors her divorce to Joe DiMaggio, in another scene, Roslyn talks of her mentally ill mother and orphaned childhood, she also relives her 1957 miscarriage when Guido explains his wife’s death, who died during a miscarriage. In another scene, Roslyn shuts a postered with 1953 glamorous shots of Marilyn, telling Guido they’re “a joke.”
Each evening, Arthur wrote massive re-writes and delivered them to her giving her only a few dark hours to prepare, which only caused more anxiety and strain on her. The role of Roslyn was destroying Marilyn day after day. During a breakdown she said, “This is how Arthur sees me?”
Not all was bad. Marilyn did enjoy working in Nevada, despite its scorching heat and that of her co-stars. She’d looked up to Clark Gable as a father figure since she was a little girl, and it had always been her dream to star in a picture with him.
As for the Monroe-Miller marriage, it was practically over. For the sake of filming remained quiet about it, though most of the cast and crew sensed their troubles. Due to the nature of the filming and her personal issues, she suffered numerous breakdowns and almost overdosed, taking several pills a night.
After a week of rehabilitation, she came back refreshed and pushed through to complete the film.
On one of her last days of shootings, her former Niagara director saw her crying in the alley at Paramount Studios. She broke down and said, “All my life I’ve played Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe. I've tried to do a little better and find myself doing an imitation of myself. I so want to do something different. That was one of the things that attracted me to Arthur when he said he was attracted to me. When I married him, one of the fantasies in my mind was that I could get away from Marilyn Monroe through him, and here I find myself back doing the same thing, and I just couldn't take it, I had to get out of there. I just couldn't face having to do another scene with Marilyn Monroe.”
Entire documentaries and books have been made about both her and Clark Gable’s final film. I recommend the following: The Making of The Misfits by James Goode, The Misfits by Serge Toubiana, and the film, Marilyn Monroe and the Making of The Misfits - found on YouTube!
What is it? A Judas goat! Haven’t you ever seen one? No. What does it do? Watch and you’ll find out.
natalie wood recording songs for “west side story,” 1961.
The Rail Splitter, Nigeria, Ken Heyman, 1960
anthony perkins as norman bates ୨୧ ✧ . ˚