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📷 - #DOUGLASKIRKLAND | #1961 .
“She lived with cameras, had to have a relationship with them in order to succeed in her career, but I’ve never felt this particular band of excitement before with anyone I’ve photographed. I wondered, was she seducing me, the lens or both of us?” -DOUGLAS KIRKLAND.
So lovely seeing my first piece of artwork (Old Hollywood siren Sophia Loren) on paper in it’s stylish new home. Thanks so much for the beautiful photo Molly. Check out her fantastic & quirky online shop on her insta @_skullandsapphire._ 😍 Price £8 plus p + p. All my other designs also available as artwork. DM me for info & prices please. Ideal Christmas gifts 😊
In this month, 38 years ago, an album completely about water was released. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
I know what you're thinking... "an about water? Seriously." That's only for the non-fans and new-fans. But hear me out on this, it's about water in different forms. The most famous track, Enough Is Enough (with Donna Summer) presents water in her form of tears. I hope this makes you more understandable now that this album is not just 'the inch wincy spider' (though Barbra would sound good singing that anyway).
Fun facts: Barbra co-wrote the lyrics of the title track!
Barbra recorded two other songs that didn't make it into the album. The 1st being 'Understand Your Man' written by Alan Gordon who had wrote My Heart Belongs to Me and Love Breakdown.
The 2nd song was 'The Rainbow Connection.' Mostly famously sung by Kermit The Frog in The Muppets. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Streisand called Mario Casilli to photograph the cover of Wet. Casilli shot for Playboy magazine, but also shot celebrities and album covers. Casilli told Shaun Considine, “Barbra did her own hair and makeup. We photographed her in three or four different wet settings. One was in the hot tub at the redwood house. Another was by the pool by the art-deco house, which had just been built. We worked fast because there's just so much water the skin can take before it becomes unattractive. Also it was a cold day, so the pool was heated. That added steam to the shots.”
“There was nothing arty or contrived, because she didn't want that,” Cassilli explained. “It was a good experience. Each one was better than the one before.” #fashion#water#model#photography#vintagephoto#vintagephotography#album#album cover #onthisday#hairstyle#design#sexy#hottub
“Pacino!” A word that is synonymous with “method acting”, classic 70’s cinema, tremendous versatility, dynamism, vitality, an actor who always puts on an incredible show. Al Pacino (1940-) an Italian American raised in the Bronx was “performing” at an early age. Imitating movie scenes he’d seen as he accompanied his beloved but troubled mother a sometime usher, it was apparent early on at school that he had a gift. Out of difficult surroundings - an absent father and then the loss of his mother - with some strong lifelong mentors this Actors Studio student excelled first on stage winning acclaim and awards off-Broadway. A small role in “Me, Natalie” was followed by the acclaimed but little seen “The Panic in Needle Park” as a junkie. Never the first choice to play Michael Corleone in “The Godfather” a persistent Director Copollla won Paramount over with the New York Times later saying, “an actor worthy to have Brando as his father.” Oscar nominated for the first of eight times, “Scarecrow” with Hackman was modest however “Serpico” as the cop informer was another Oscar nominated knockout. Returning to Corleone for “The Godfather Part II” brought him more acclaim and another nomination. As the would-be bank robber of “Dog Day Afternoon” another nominated smash, he was electrifying. A Top 10 Box-Office Star in 74-77 and just outside the 10 in 73,79,80,82,83,90,92,93, only “Bobby Deerfield” flopped before “...And Justice for All” became another Oscar nominated hit. Considered a disappointment on release the brutal “Scarface”, a smash, now has a cult following. “Cruising”, “Author! Author!” and “Revolution” all helped cool his career. After a break came the hit thriller “Sea of Love”, a scene stealing “Big Boy” Oscar turn in “Dick Tracy”, back as Corleone in “The Godfather III”, nominated again for “Glengarry Glen Ross”, finally winning for the superb “Scent of a Woman.” “Frankie and Johnny”, “Carlito’s Way”, “Heat”, “Donnie Brasco”, “The Devil’s Advocate”, “The Insider”, “Any Given Sunday”, “Insomnia” and “Oceans 13”, on screen, on stage and in Emmy winning TV, he said “This is what I’m meant to do. With this, everything suddenly coheres, and I understand myself."