Just another blog by an ambiguously-gendered primeval monster.

Likes: terrorizing mortals; libraries; serious eyeshadow; chain wallets; suspiciously lifelike marble statues

Dislikes: people who aren't statues yet; bros; Perseus

1st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from a dame like me with 220 notes

idlesuperstar:

Happy Birthday Charles Laughton 1st July 1899 - 15th December 1962

Rembrandt is his great part, his matriculation; full of the intimate moments that test an actor’s integrity to the highest…probably the finest acting performance ever recorded on celluloid. - C A Lejeune

Charles was both inteligent and gifted, with an instinctive genius for acting. - Jean Renoir

Apart from ‘Ambersons’, the most exciting experience I have had in the cinema was with Charles Laughton on ‘Night of the Hunter’…every day I considered something new about light, that incredible thing that can’t be described. Of the directors I’ve worked with, only two ever understood it, Orson Welles and Charles Laughton. - Stanley Cortez

I have become a teller of stories. I would like to become the man who knows all the stories…When I go into a good book-store or library, I often feel sad when I see the shelves of books that I will never be able to enjoy. I think of all the wonderful tales I will never know, and I wish I could live to be a thousand years old. - Charles Laughton

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17th June 2014

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pterobat:

"I know things."

Dr. Van Helsing: Renfield, it’s time we had a talk about boundaries

pterobat:

"I know things."

Dr. Van Helsing: Renfield, it’s time we had a talk about boundaries

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11th June 2014

Photo reblogged from @Bcast_Md with 37 notes

ransomcenter:

From time to time, I get a chance to go on a treasure hunt! Besides training and coordinating graduate volunteers, one of my responsibilities is to provide reference services for off-site researchers. This morning, I located a few photographs of Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) for a patron who plans to reproduce one of the images as an interior design element in a Parisian hotel. It is always fascinating to see how patrons use our special collections creatively. (at Harry Ransom Center)

ransomcenter:

From time to time, I get a chance to go on a treasure hunt! Besides training and coordinating graduate volunteers, one of my responsibilities is to provide reference services for off-site researchers. This morning, I located a few photographs of Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) for a patron who plans to reproduce one of the images as an interior design element in a Parisian hotel. It is always fascinating to see how patrons use our special collections creatively. (at Harry Ransom Center)

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6th June 2014

Photo reblogged from Betwixt Charmed and Cursed with 614 notes

silverscreams:

Bela Lugosi, from an early stage production of DRACULA.

silverscreams:

Bela Lugosi, from an early stage production of DRACULA.

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6th June 2014

Photo reblogged from The Queer Celluloid Junkie with 127 notes


"She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong."
Mae West filming She Done Him Wrong, 1933

"She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong."

Mae West filming She Done Him Wrong, 1933

Tagged: frick yeahFRICK YEAHmae westqueengreat gorgons from historyclassic film

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23rd April 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Queer Celluloid Junkie with 1,550 notes

ucresearch:

How great is Edith Head? She was nominated for 35 academy awards and won eight of them — more wins than any other costume designer. That’s also the most academy awards won by a woman, in any category.

"While other designers were busy starring their clothes in a film, Edith was making clothes to suit a character; for her, the character always came first," Bette Davis wrote. During her career, she designed for some of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age –– Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball and Audrey Hepburn.

Edith was a UC Berkeley alum who studied French and began her career working as a language teacher. She began taking drawing classes at night and in 1924, she was hired by Paramount as a costume sketch artist ––despite lacking experience in design–– and worked her way up.

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19th April 2014

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mortisia:

Vincent Price

Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career.

“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.” 
Vincent Price

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8th April 2014

Photo with 38 notes

[B/w production still from La Belle et la Bête]

[B/w production still from La Belle et la Bête]

Tagged: cocteausurrealismfairy talesfilmclassic film

10th February 2014

Photoset reblogged from UNIVERSAL MONSTERS with 480 notes

beautyandterrordance:

Happy 108th Birthday to Lon Chaney, Jr, via universalmonsterstribute.

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30th January 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Queer Celluloid Junkie with 270 notes

queercelluloidjunkie:

insideahumanhead:

"I’ll bet you’ve got kind of a lovely face under all that paint."

Destry Rides Again (1939), above: Marlene Dietrich and Jimmy Stewart

She should’ve grabbed her lipstick brush and shoved it in his fucking eye

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