By Xeni Jardin at 1:18 pm Mon, Jun 13, 2011
A wonderful photo-essay on Dangerous Minds. The selection above, obviously: Marilyn Monroe. (thanks, Tara McGinley!)
That particular photo, BTW, is one view of a 3D image shot by Harold Lloyd.
Would love to be able to read what’s in her bookcase. (Yes, that’s what she said, but I’m actually just that nosy.)
Well, it’s reasonable that Mrs. Arthur Miller would have some good books lying around.
This photo seems to be from the same session, and the books in the bookcase are almost identifiable.
Ummm. Erykah Badu and her Serato Scratch Control Tone Discs. =P
Vinyl? That looks like shellac to me.
I think the application of the word “photo essay” to what is essentially a tumblr blog is probably a stretch.
But some cool photos in the collection. The Beatles photo is interesting because Paul’s holding the Dylan album that had a deep effect on Lennon’s perspective on songwriting.
The Erykah Badu photo is almost a sick joke; she’s using special vinyl discs to scratch mp3 tracks. I have little problem with the technology per se, but it shouldn’t be in the collection.
I love that Elvis pic. Compositionally it’s not great, but he seems to be almost in meditation. Most of the other photos are “hey, here I am being cool with my records.” But Elvis has his back turned. He doesn’t give a shit about the photographer, he’s listening to music.
I love the turntable in the Sophia Loren photo. It has a cool ’40s industrial futurism to it.
Now Marilyn, you gotta hold records by the… ah… um… forgot what I was going to say.
Hanging out with her vinyl? More like hanging out of her nylons! Hey-oh!
Apparently only women hang out half naked with their vinyl.
Christ, what a Joan Collins.
I was never much of a Marilyn Monroe fan, but I absolutely love that photo. Yeah, man.
These ‘stars at home’ things always have a picture of Marlon Brando with a cat.
Sorry to be pedantic, but at least three of the shots are not people ‘with their record collections’.
It looks to me like Patti Smith is actually in a record shop, not her record collection. Or then she is the kind of collector that sticks post-it notes on her display records at home.
BjÃ¶rk is clearly in a record shop.
Erykah Badu is, as previously stated, playing serato control discs. I guess that is what constitutes a record collection these days, but still a fairly po-mo way of looking at it, no?
Looks like the music (or something) is putting Marilyn into a coma.
That has got to be one of MM’s hottest shots eva!
Books I can identify so far…
SNOBS, A Guidebook – Russel Lynes
THE MATURE MIND – Harry Overstreet
THIS IS AMERICA – D Kartun
PEACE OF MIND – Joshua Liebman
And some sort of Oscar Wilde Anthology.
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