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Wait for the cream

Posted in movies on November 19, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Jena Malone > Kristen Stewart

Posted in dames, movies, youth culture on November 18, 2009 by All Conference Vintage
AHA! I finally figured out who the fuck that dull as dishwater Kristen Stewart reminds me of- as digitalbath so succinctly declares, “she’s the bad form of Jena Malone.”
Jena- she has a band and was in Saved!

k stew

i had a dream about Inglourious Basterds

Posted in badassery, Francophilia, i am endlessly fascinating, movies on October 8, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

… I had a dream that I bought Shosanna’s (Melanie Laurent) hat from this movie on eBay. No more vanilla ice cream before bed.

Ghost World

Posted in movies on October 7, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Ghost World (2001) via loveyourchaos

Buscemi’s Seymour is one of my all time favorite characters. He’s interesting, fleshed out and real, sympathetic and pathetic. Unfortunately, I can see a lot of myself in him.

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early 80s fashions, elderly Cajun style (and some Yankees)

Posted in Eighties, gentlemen, history, movies, style study on August 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Ken Burns’ documentary “Huey Long” seems like an unlikely place to find great American vintage style (though Long was a dapper gentleman himself), but Burns’ 1985 documentary captures a time and place that has since disappeared- and not just the Kingfish. The folks that he interviewed had a unique style that took me back to my own childhood in Louisiana- a unique and particular style that has since vanished. The landed Southern aristocrats he interviewed looked the part, as did they journalists, historians, and Cajuns.

I haven’t been back to Louisiana much in the past years, but I suspect that the Wal-Martificiation of America has also not left Sportsman’s Paradise unscathed. The folks have long past as has a unique part of America and American history.

Diane Lane in the Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains!

Posted in dames, girl groups, movies, punk rock on August 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

from the mesmerizing
love me some Diane Lane!
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Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) exterior shots

Posted in fuzzy childhood memories, how much art can you take?, movies with tags , , , on August 22, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Establishing exterior shot of Pee Wee Herman’s house

Establishing shot of the mall from which Pee Wee’s bike is stolen.

Mario’s Magic Shop, next door to the Bookworm’s Bookshop.

Chuck’s Bike-o-Rama! I miss Woolworth’s.

109 AM where Pee Wee goes on the air to get the word out about his bike.

The night of the meeting. Every light in the house is on.
Outside of the Buxton residence. Staid appearance contrasts sharply with the fun loving and uh ecclectic appearance of Pee Wee’s yard. I’m sure the HOA loved him.

Noir-ish alley where Pee Wee is confronted by muggers. Rain and elongated shadows mock standard Noir images.

Madam Ruby’s. Pee Wee’s eyeline is used throughout the film to tell the story in a very traditional way, somewhat recalling early slapstick comedies.
Hitchhiking to the Alamo. Fence establishes bucolic scene. I love how Pee Wee adds creativity and flair to everything he does. Bindle appears out of nowhere.
The memorable and real dinosaur gas station.
“There are thousands and thousands of uses for corn, all of which I will tell you about right now!”
San Antonio bus station.
Rodeo riders’ RV park.
Phone booth deep in the heart of Texas.
Outside the Apache Bar. Fun fact: the biker babe was played by Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Warner Brothers studios.
Pet shop fire.

The world premiere of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.