Barbara Nichols  c. 1957

"I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream; that’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor… and surviving."

Apocalypse Now (dir. by Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

"You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somaliland. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself."

Nancy Berg photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1954

Stories to Hold You Spellbound # 14 (1953)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Clark, 1950

The Garden of Adonis - Amoretta and Time (and details) by John Dickson Batten (1860-1932)

oil on canvas, 1887

The cat held by Marlon Brando in the opening scene was a stray the actor found while on the lot at Paramount, and was not originally called for in the script. So content was the cat that its purring muffled some of Brando’s dialogue, and, as a result, most of his lines had to be looped.

Shafts of sunlight penetrate through upper windows of the Vaulted room of Grand Central Terminal, as crowds gather near the information kiosk on the Terminal concourse, c. 1935-1941. (via)

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“Beach Besties”, 1947

[The Beach House Album, 1946-49]

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