Friday, July 30, 2010

Dear Edgar,

when you jump out of the window and hurt yourself...

it hurts me too

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sandy and Agar, Big Sur, 1961.

Photography by Hunter S. Thompson...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

johnny marr

"I am very proud of the fact that 20 years on people tell me that they became a vegetarian as a result of Meat is Murder. I think that is quite literally rock music changing someone’s life — it’s certainly changing the life of animals."

Dog's Life !

Check from 5:30 for "Dog's Life" scene in the movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966) !
NB : The colley which bites Elvis in the helicopter was his beloved Baba...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Alberto Giacometti


"the cat"

from "Un Homme Et Une Femme"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The sailor and the cat

Errol Flynn and his Siamese cat Bes Mudi, the boat's mascot, on board on the Zaca (1947).

The "Dark Crystal" porcupine puppy...

Here comes the Jim Henson magic...

The Three B's

Bacall, Bogart and Boxer...

The porcupine puppy...

Love could hurt badly... And that's why you got to put gloves.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bold Native

Bold Native is a fiction feature film. Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted by the United States government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does. Bold Native takes on the issue of modern animal use and exploitation from several angles within the context of a road movie adventure story.

I love this movie! And I interviewed the filmmakers and star of the film over on Girlie Girl Army. Give it a read?

Oh, and if you're in NYC, it will be premiering there next Monday, July 26th at 7 and 9 p.m. at Anthology Film Archives at 32 Second Avenue. Russell Simmons is hosting the earlier one and Sufijan Stevens, whose music appears in the film is rumored to attend as well. Advance tickets available online here:

Ann Margret

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Louise Brooks with Suzy, 1964

The Beauty and the Hound

The french singer Fran├žoise Hardy and an Afghan Hound....

Lucky, the one-eyed pug

"I have a black pug named Lucky. He fought with an other dog and lost an eye. I dedicate this ex-voto to the Guadalupe Virgin because she is in the sky keeping the other eye of my Lucky..."

Jo-Fi & Sigmund

The Doctor Freud loved his Chow-Chows with passion. His favorite was Jo-Fi. In his Wien cabinet, they were lying next to the famous sofa to listen to his analysis sessions. Freud claimed that the presence of the dogs calmed down the most nervous and fragile of his patients...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beauty Contest. Take your time...

Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman and their little dog, one year after their wedding, in 1958.

Mister Neil and the dolphins

Around Bleecker and MacDougal streets, the Greenwich Village Folk scene in the sixties produced some of the best american musicians ever. Among them, one was a mystery : Fred Neil. Admired by Bob Dylan and Tim Hardin, the guy was secretive, almost elusive. Nowadays he is mostly known like a name, a shadow behind a legendary song he composed, the "Everybody's Talkin'" that Harry Nilsson sang in Midnight Cowboy (1969). But once you hear his own voice, a dark resonating baritone, well, you'll never forget it.

Maybe it was the toxic fame raising in the Village or the poisonous hard drugs he tried but Fred Neil disappeared of the music world for good in 1971 : he retreated in Florida, Coconut Grove to dedicate the rest of his life to his passion, the dolphins. There he founded the Dolphin Research Project to stopping the capture, trafficking and exploitation of these amazing creatures. Fred Neil never recorded anything else till his death in 2001. But he left us some masterpieces, for example one of the most haunting song ever, "The Dolphins"…

Anouk Aimee

Actress Anouk Aimee with Pierre Barouh and Lola

Friday, July 9, 2010

The cats' lover

"Books. Cats. Life is sweet..." Edward Gorey


Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

France Gall

Three baby elephants... and John Wayne


David Foster Wallace

Dogs played an important role in Wallace's life; he was very close to his two dogs, Bella and Warner, had spoken of opening a dog shelter, and according to Jonathan Franzen "had a predilection for dogs who'd been abused, and [were] unlikely to find other owners who were going to be patient enough for them."

Friday, July 2, 2010