Month: May 2015

Past Imperfect – #235

Photographer: “Could we get just a little bit more emotion out of you for this shot?” Fay Wray: “I spent three months writhing around in the disembodied hand of a giant monkey, screaming for my life. I’m a bit drained. When you’ve done the same, get back to […]

Past Imperfect – #234

8 Points of Consideration Whilst Reviewing this 1948 publicity still of Jane Greer: What’s the oddly-placed tassel all about? Does she inflate when you pull it? Why is she waving the sunglasses around instead of wearing them? Did no one explain to her how they worked? What is […]

Past Imperfect – #233

Casting Director: “Okay, what exactly are you trying to say with this photo in your portfolio? Help me out a bit.” Jean: “Well, I was conveying my glamorous side, that I can do high-society roles. I can hold my own against William Powell.” Casting Director: “Yeah, well, it […]

Past Imperfect – #230

Nancy: “Would it be rude of me to mention that something about your staging of this scene is a bit off?” Director: “What? Do you not have enough spotlights on you?” Nancy: “Why do you want me to sit like this? What woman would do that at her […]

Past Imperfect – #226

Members of the Gamma Alpha Upsilon fraternity attend Mardi Gras, 1938. Fedora: “I really tried to get in the spirit of things with my frat brothers, but at the last minute my rigid Southern Baptist upbringing ruined it all. I have a feeling I’m going to be saying […]