Monthly Archives: May 2011

Gatsby Country

Gatsby’s house was recently torn down but the sporting spirit of Long Island’s North Shore lives on… in pictures like these. Above, world class polo player Stewart Inglehart at the Meadow Brook Club. Check out the scene c.1946 at A … Continue reading

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Faulkner from Hollywood to West Point

Whether in Hollywood doctoring scripts in the 1940s (above) or addressing cadets at West Point, literary lion William Faulkner was a paragon of style. Read more at A Continuous Lean….

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Finds: Pan Am Pilot’s Rolex

Courtesy Antiquorum At Antiquorum’s important watches sale in Geneva this weekend: a Pan Am pilot’s 1957 Rolex “Tropical Dial” GMT-Master, complete with the flyer’s cap, briefcase, lighter, ashtray and flight instruction manual, estimated at $27,000 – $38,000 (Read more at … Continue reading

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Caine in Cannes

From Cannes Cinema (Cahiers du cinema, May 2011, $39.95) ©Traverso / courtesy Cahiers du cinema In honor of the Cannes film festival which starts today, we bring you this snap of the great Michael Caine from the cinematic happening in … Continue reading

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The Art of the Bowtie: Bogie by Avedon

Courtesy of Bonhams Lot 110: Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004) Humphrey Bogart, Actor, New York, 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed 1970, from Minneapolis Portfolio (New York: self-published, 1970), signed and numbered 8/35 in pencil in the margin; signed in ink and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Warhols

                          Christie’s Images Ltd. A lot of fuss is being made over a blood red 1986 Andy Warhol self-portrait expected to fetch up to $40 million at Christie’s … Continue reading

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Beard & Blixen at Sotheby’s

Courtesy Sotheby’s This oversized, embellished Polaroid of swashbuckling photographer Peter Beard holding one of his iconic portraits of Out of Africa author Karen Blixen is expected to fetch up to $14,000 at Sotheby’s Photographies sale in Paris on May 10. … Continue reading

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Remembering Cary Gant

Courtesy of DRIVEN Cary Grant’s daughter Jennifer is publishing a new memoir of her father this week entitled Good Stuff (Knopf). In celebration DRIVEN takes a look at the book and offers this classic snap of the iconic actor perusing … Continue reading

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