Category Archives: Beauty

The Shine of Donyale Luna

America was white in 1964 from coast to coast, however Malcolm X preached resistance up in Harlem and Martin Luther King was leading marches in Selma, Alabama. Reacting to the blowing in the wind, Nancy White, the Harper’s Bazaar editor, transported an unknown black teenage from Detroit to the starry heights of the international modeling […]

You Bet I Would # 64

If only to hold hands with Charlotte Rampling, I would love to have a time machine.


“Salvador Dali seduced many ladies, particularly American ladies, but these seductions usually consisted of stripping them naked in his apartment, frying a couple of eggs, putting them on the woman’s shoulders and, without a word, showing them the door.” This quote was uttered by the famed surrealistic film maker Luis Bunuel. He was a renown […]

Inspiring Muse

The winter sun dropped to the west of Greenpoint. The tenement bricks glowed red under a cold spring sky. I climbed the stairs to a small studio showing small paintings of Walter Robinson. I nodded to Lisa and the artist. They seemed very much in love. Really. Walter’s painting were not self-portraits, but studies of […]

Rambling Lookalike

I had a British girlfriend who looked like Charlotte. We did our own version of NIGHT PORTER in my East Village. In the dark bedroom the scene also rang true. Sort of. But Charlotte was Charlotte and Miranda was Miranda, which should have been good enough for me. Nothing an old fool to see the […]