Category Archives: Legend

ONLY A GAME by Peter Nolan Smith

Argentina beat West Germany in the 1986 World Cup of Football. The victors reached the finals thanks to an unexpected quarter-final victory over England and the global memory of that grudge match was an illegal score off the fist of striker Diego Maradona. The media labeled the controversial goal ‘the Hand of God’. Few people […]

Helmut Newton Of Course

Sex for Helmut Newton was different from the Playboy’s softcore offerings, however Hugh Hefner recognized the Berlin-born photographer’s talent and hired Newton to shoot ‘vanilla’ pictorials of Natassia Kinski and Kristine DeBell. Newton’s fixated vision of sexuality will always be renowned for a departure point far beyond most people’s ken of fetishism, because his models’ […]

ONLY A FEW REGRETS by Peter Nolan Smith

“Regrets I have a few, but not too few to mention.” Frank Sinatra sang in MY WAY. I myself only have regrets about the things I have not done for I can live with those I have done; the good, the bad, and the in-between, however other people are not so self-forgiving. The other day […]

Happy Birthday Cookie Mueller

Today Marcus Leatherdale wished the late Cookie Mueller happy birthday. The Baltimore-born starlette of many John Water’s films passed from this life back in 1989. Cookie exalted in her childhood home stuck between the woods, a state mental hospital, and the railroad tracks. “There was no way I could turn good against those odds.” The […]

Walk Away Rene Don’t Run

From a peaceful resting place near the water Rene Ricard was a youth born to run Run to Boston in 1964 to be wild It was a good time to be young Walk Away Rene Don’t Run Down to New York Down to be someone Down with Warhol Down with the scene Walk Away Rene […]