The Shining (1980)
Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. You didn’t let me finish my sentence. I said, I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in.
Marilyn Monroe at the Photoplay Awards, 1954
Disney Scenery Porn ⌘ Cinderella (part 1)
Neo-Assyrian Head of Pazuzu, Circa 8th-7th Century BC
Pazuzu was an Assyrian and Babylonian demonic god of the 1st millennium BC. He normally has a dog-like face like here, and where his body is depicted he has a scaly torso, a snake-headed penis, the talons of a bird and usually wings.
Although Pazuzu was a malevolent force, his image was used on amulets to ward off his enemy Lamashtu, a female demon that preyed on newborn babies and their mothers. The amulet was either worn by the mother or child and larger ones were placed above their bed on a wall.
His legend was adapted and used in The Exorcist films.
Diana Dors c. 1950s
Adventures into Terror #17 (1950)
When I was a kid back in 1978 I got invited to take photos at the Grease party on Paramount Studios back lot. Everyone was there including John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, of course. I had no idea about the magnitude of this film and how it would be revered decades later. At the time, Travolta lived in my building at 100 S Dohney, but I never saw him. I think that he was in the Penthouse and I was in apartment # 716. The building is still there and I drive by it all the time and reminisce of those magical years.
Diana Ross, 1967
Desperate for work, a Detroiter advertises, 1930s
Model pose and finished painting by Gil Elvgren’s “Look Out Below”, 1956 (via)
Tim Burton and Winona Ryder on the set of Edward Scissorhands (1990)