elissa likes art - no.47

thomas moran (1837-1926)

Marilyn Monroe in a rare color photograph riding a pink elephant at Madison Square Garden for a circus benefiting the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, 1955


Moai at Rano Raraku, Easter Island.

Photo courtesy Aurbina

1950s “Ceeb of Miami” Jumpsuits (via)


Summer Movie List — 6 / ? → Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1958]

Life ain’t just a bunch of high spots. You’re a thirty-year-old kid. Soon you’ll be a fifty-year-old kid, pretendin’ you’re hearin’ cheers when there ain’t any. Dreamin’ and drinkin’ your life away. Heroes in the real world live twenty-four hours a day, not just two hours in a game. Mendacity, you won’t… you won’t live with mendacity, but you’re an expert at it. The truth is pain and sweat and payin’ bills and makin’ love to a woman that you don’t love any more. Truth is dreams that don’t come true and nobody prints your name in the paper ‘til you die… The truth is, you never growed up. Grown-ups don’t hang up on their friends… and they don’t hang up on their wives… and they don’t hang up on life. Now that’s the truth and that’s what you can’t face!


A gay pride event in London featuring actors and mime artists marches through Soho, 1972


Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA

Jimi Hendrix photographed by Ed Thrasher, 1969.


Chuck Berry.