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Tuesday
Dec172013

Curio: Blue-Eyed Bravura

Alexa here. I felt that double wallop earlier this week with the loss of both Peter O'Toole and Joan Fontaine.  It's unfortunate that deaths bring about renewed interest, but I will certainly be screening Rebecca and Lawrence of Arabia this week. In particular, O'Toole's work has inspired some wonderful imagery from artists; something about those boozy blues, perhaps? In any case, here are some sublime designs, both new and vintage, in honor of the actor who put the bravura in British acting.

Masada watercolor by Gary King.


Poster by Josh Divine.

LP available here.


Vintage reproduction poster available here.

Robert McGinnis' sublimely illustrated poster for How to Steal a Million, available here.

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Reader Comments (3)

Wasn't Peter O'Toole Irish?

December 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

that second image is so hard to see but once you make it out, it's so stunning

December 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

You're right, Nathaniel. That began one of the most amazing sequences in the film.

Brandz--he was Irish, which didn't preclude him from being British. He definitely wasn't English.

December 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrogerscorpion

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