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Early YAM 010!

June 12, 2010 — 5 Comments

MY85 made me realize that tomorrow is the 13th, so I decided to release this today.

Thanks to Julz, who’s always a diligent writer.
and MY85… and well, Maca who keeps tracks of her films.

I just want you to head over here.

Anna May Wong…

May 27, 2010 — 4 Comments

I am now obsessed with.

Been reading a lot about her, so now it’s peaked my interest.

Not gonna write anything about her [but you can google her, if you want], because she’s part of the main article I’m writing for YAM, which will be coming out in almost 2 weeks.

I’m so delusional that…

ANNA MAY WONG – is so totally me. HAHAHA.

Plus, I love that photo 3P
Still from Daughter of the Dragon – film stills were so much cooler before, right?

Silent Cinema Redux

January 27, 2010 — Leave a comment

I just ran into an interesting project from TheAuteurs.

Taking footage from early cinema and silent films, SILENT CINEMA REDUX invites musicians to create new soundtracks and audio-visual remixes: recorded live and on the fly with minimal post-production work, each group, band or solo artist will perform a 5-20 minute piece with their film projected behind them.

sorry, couldn’t help myself.

Anyway, I read some of the people were thinking of working with The Birth of a Nation, I wonder what music they will use for this redux… I’m looking forward to it!

Anyway, if you are interested in participating, head over here.

Happy Belated Xmas, Amy!
it’s here, it’s here!

After ages on my Amazon Wishlist, my dad made it happen. *laughs*

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greta-garbo

There is only one thing to say… THANK YOU SO MUCH, Julz!!!!! I just got it in the mail today, and the post office almost spoiled it, because they were about to rip the wrapping to find out what it was! And I was like NO! Can’t you just read the invoice to see what’s inside, plus it’s a gift, you damn fuckers! LOL’ – They looked at me funny because you won’t believe how EXCITED I got when I knew. You could see it in my eyes, Julz – this has been the most surprising, bestest present like EVER… FOREVER AND EVER and always~~~

Hardcover books rock, photography rocks, celebrity portraits rock… so this gift effing rocks!! It’s got sooooo many photographs, and they are all neatly printed on nice paper. My dad even thought they might be real pictures pasted on the paper, haha. Big font for the content, so no need for eye-squinting… and the first chapter, if I read correctly – it’s written by Garbo’s great-nephew. I thought it was such a great read! Here’s an excerpt:

There is a lot about Greta Garbo I did not learn until after she passed away. Her last film was released in 1941, seventeen years before I was born. Until I was a teenager, she was just “Kata.” This was the nickname she was given as a child – after Swedish suffragette Kata Dalstrom – presumably for her strong will.

Kata was my great aunt. Of all my relatives, she was one of my favorites, beloved by my brothers and sisters as well. I remember the times we spent together with a smile. I recall her sidelong glances and her raised eyebrows as her stories were spun to the next level of impossibility. Kata had a great sense of humor, and there were always jokes when she was around. In New Jersey, we accompanied her on long walks and once built a bonfire that could be seen for several blocks. Kata taught me and my siblings how to do cartwheels. She was distressed that we had not learned to do them properly, and we spent a memorable afternoon refining our technique under her critical eye. Kata was an intriguing combination of seriousness and fun.

Garbo – Portraits from her Private Collection – II – A Portrait of Garbo by Scott Reisfield p.26