Happy 116th Birthday, Frank Capra
(May 18, 1897 - September 3, 1991)
“Maybe there really wasn’t an America, maybe it was only Frank Capra.”
- John Cassavetes
“When I see a crowd, I see a collection of free individuals: each a unique person; each a king or a queen; each a story that would fill a book; each an island of human dignity.”
“Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film. “
“Around the time that these boots were the height of fashion, Ada and Minna Everleigh opened a brothel in the 2100 block of South Dearborn in Chicago’s red-light district, “The Levee.” The Everleigh Club was no ordinary clip joint, though. The sisters were cultured, clever women, and their luxurious house boasted damask chairs, oriental rugs, mirrored ceilings, and a perfumed fountain. There was also a library and an art gallery, both filled with well-chosen books and pictures. Men from Chicago’s elite circles were rumored to patronize the club’s elegantly dressed, well-kept girls, and Chicago’s Vice Commission called it “the most famous and luxurious house of prostitution in the country.” After years of fighting the police and reformers, the Everleigh Club closed in 1911. Ada and Minna retired to New York as wealthy women—and reportedly started a refined poetry circle”.
Chicago History Museum
Sometimes people have a hard time understanding what a happy relationship between two people who obvs think the other is awesome looks like.
We think this is one great (and holy bananas, so freaking hilarious) example.
Her Body was shot by Billy Kidd
Where has this been all my life
at da club