Light but sound
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Art of Fiction No. 81
Interviewed by Christian Salmon
The Paris Review No. 92
This interview is a product of several encounters with Milan Kundera in Paris in the fall of 1983. Our meetings took place in his attic apartment near Montparnasse. We worked in the small room that Kundera uses as his office. With its shelves full of books on philosophy and musicology, an old-fashioned typewriter and a table, it looks more like a student’s room than like the study of a world-famous author. On one of the walls, two photographs hang side by side: one of his father, a pianist, the other of Leoš Janácek, a Czech composer whom he greatly admires.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Beautiful Portraits of The First Bond Girl,
Linda Christian in 1945
Linda Christian was a Mexican-born, United States-based film actress, who appeared in Mexican and Hollywood films. Her career reached its peak in the 1940s and 1950s. She played Mara in the last Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan film, Tarzan and The Mermaids (1948). She is also noted for being the first Bond girl, appearing in a 1954 television adaptation of the James Bond novel Casino Royale. In 1963 she starred in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, "An Out for Oscar".
Here are beautiful portraits of Linda Christian taken by Bob Landry in 1945.