The Gutter’s own Keith has started a new website, Mezzanotte, dedicated to cinema, sin, and swinging style. He has a swank series about sinister goings on in silent cinema as well as an ongoing series on giallo. Friend of the Gutter Todd Stadtman has contributed an article about […]
At the Guardian, Sarah Churchwell writes about fiction and fascism. “These parallels between fictional pasts and our political present may seem eerie: they aren’t. There is nothing surprising about people trying to replicate the oldest models of power.”
“Bugs Bunny is an inspiration. How could I fail to admire a character who is equal parts Rex Harrison, D’Artagnan, and Dorothy Parker, packed into a graceful rabbit skin? Daffy is recognition, as is the Coyote.” “Human beings, of course, in even their most grandiloquent plans, often resemble […]
“In 1924, Dracula premiered on stage in London, adapted by Irish actor and playwright Hamilton Deane. This production introduced the world to the charming, well-coifed, tuxedo-clad Count Dracula, as portrayed by Raymond Huntley (who allegedly provided his own costume). Without the subtleties a novel provides, Count Dracula’s sophisticated demeanor and […]
Hyperallergic has a piece on Soviet children’s books between 1920 and 1935, with images from Inside the Rainbow: Russian Children’s Literature 1920-35: Beautiful Books, Terrible Times. “The 1920s in Russia weren’t exactly what people had hoped they would be. After the 1917 Russian Revolution brought down the old regime […]
So Bad So Good has a gallery of images from “sinister and macabre” Parisian nightclubs from the 1920s.