Wednesday, August 15, 2018

An Actor Prepares-2








No, I didn't make a mistake this time.  Two of these are almost identical.  The slight difference is a slight tilt of the head.  Also, one photo in male mode.  It's the Tyrol/girl scout look in the first picture in the column that I really like.

An Actor Prepares-1, Oops



Hey, when I did the last post it was 1:00 A.M., I was tired, and put up one image twice and missed this one.

An Actor Prepares 1








I swear, if I ever get enough money to buy a really good scanner,  I'll redo this post.  The one I've got know seems intent on correcting photographs even when it's not necessary.  The fact is, the better the quality print, the harder it tries to dig out detail in shadow areas which were printed in a way to plug up those ares and give a nice solid black. Well, now that that's over....

There are two possible explanations for this gentleman posing as a woman.  Either he was what is now referred to as trans-gendered, or he's a male actor playing a female role.  Considering these photos were shot in a studio, printed on a heavy double weight paper, I'm betting on the latter.  I've spent the last hour or so searching cross-dressed actors trying to get an identification, but so far, no luck.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Swollen Legs



There used to be this guy who lived in my neighborhood.  He had swollen legs, far worse than this lady's.  He wore shorts, and wandered up and down the street, pushing his walker before him.  I always figured he was trying to keep the circulation in his legs going, trying to avoid an amputation, and trying to save his life.  Then one day, he disappeared.   I've always wondered what happened to that guy. I wonder what happened to this lady?

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Pied Piper



I bought this one here, in Los Angeles.  Maybe Echo Park, or Lincoln Park.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sailing, 28G359, She






Once again, it's time to take sail on the good ship 28G359.  The top photo, like yesterday's is labeled 1936.  The second one in the column has the rather intriguing notation, "Doris & Harry's first boat (Date)"  I have to confess, before I read what was written on the back I assumed that both of the people in the photo were women, and I'm still leaning that way.  Harry can be short for Harriet.  Harry does, however, seem to lack feminine curves.  But that hair says woman.  At least it does in 1936. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Sailing, 28G359, He






I bought these four prints, and the four that will be the next post, off of EBay.  One of the reasons I put in a bid was the near certainty that they were taken off the coast of southern California.  The top picture is dated 1936.