Unknown quantities, resonant frequencies, moving parts, and everything in between -- an ongoing mixtape of great music, comedy, film, photography, and design, chosen and obsessively annotated by C. Mason Wells.
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Between 1980 and 1984, photographer Barbara Crane used a Super Speed Graphic camera and Polaroid film to document the summer festivals in Chicago. The snapshots don’t provide the same nostalgia trip as Michael Galinsky’s mall photos, but instead focus on small intimate moments in tightly cropped, intense close-up, dynamic portraits of arms and hands and bodies conjoined in the summer heat.
After the infamous failure of his film maudit musical AT LONG LAST LOVE, Peter Bogdanovich took out the above half-page open letter in the Hollywood Reporter. It’s (understandably) the stuff of legend. Thanks to Joseph Pomp for digging it up.