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Keira Knightley, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, Daria Werbowy, and Léa Seydoux by various photographers for Interview Magazine, September 2014
Sigourney Weaver getting her head shaved on the first day of shooting Alien 3 circa 1991.
scanned from Empire Magazine :: Bauer Consumer Media :: 2009
david cronenberg & william s. burroughs.
Brooklyn Bridge (facing up)
I once had to say this on a show many years ago, and I truly believe it: Loneliness is a choice. I like to be alone; I’m more comfortable alone. But I do recognize that I take it too far sometimes and so I try to force myself to keep up with being sociable. I just am a bit of a lone ranger; I always have been. But I don’t believe that necessarily has to translate to being lonely. You can be lonely in a crowd of a thousand people. I can be in a hotel room on my own and not feel lonely. It all comes down to how comfortable you are with who you are in the silence.
"Kirby was gonna write a book called Excelsior, My Ass!" —Frank Miller, 2002, as quoted in Eisner/Miller.
James Gunn and Oreo (Rocket Raccoon)
Rare photos from the filming of The African Queen, 1951, courtesy of Vintage Everyday. In 1951, two of the world’s most beloved — and highest paid — movie stars, Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, followed director John Huston to a most un-Hollywood location: the sweltering jungle around the Ruki River, in the Belgian Congo (today known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo). There, they spent seven weeks filming a WWI-era romantic-comedy-adventure film about a hard-drinking riverboat captain, Charlie Allnut (Bogart), and his burgeoning love affair with a prim Christian missionary, Rose Sayer (Hepburn). LIFE photographer Eliot Elisofon was there, too, capturing the stars and crew between takes on the arduous shoot. (Photos: Eliot Elisofon—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images).
There are tales of dysentery, diarrhoea and other tropical ailments, not to mention soldier ants, hippos, black mambas and crocodiles. But adversity drew everyone together. Bogart helped pull the African Queen out of the river when it sank one night, while Bacall mucked in with the catering. She and Hepburn became lifelong friends, and Hepburn ultimately came to admire Huston. Their relationship even became flirtatious, judging by the memoir she wrote later, entitled The Making of the African Queen, or How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind. This admiration was mutual, says Anjelica. “I remember, towards the end of his life, we were all having dinner and Dad started to talk about The African Queen. He said, ‘Katie was the best female friend I’ve ever had in my life.’ And Lauren Bacall, this little voice at the end of table, piped up, ‘Well what about me, John?’ And he said, ‘Oh honey, you were married to Bogey.’” —Anjelica Huston: My father John’s wildest shoot
Below: legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff on the set of John Huston’s The African Queen, filming Katharine Hepburn with good old fashioned movie magic.
Recommended viewing: Elwy Yost meets John Huston, director of such films as The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, and The Man Who Would Be King. Huston offers anecdotes about Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, and Truman Capote, with whom he has worked; describes his long career; and outlines the difficulties he encountered in the making of Moby Dick.
Here’s a rarity: James Agee, John Collier & John Huston’s screenplay for The African Queen [pdf]. (NOTE: For educational purposes only). The DVD/Blu-ray of the film is available at Amazon and other online retailers.
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Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart