Friday, November 8, 2013

Shoot The Juice To Me Bruce - Part 2 (Ed. Repost)

When Ichiban boss Debbie blogged a Nervous Norvus 45 here yesterday, I was reminded of the positively eye-popping NN photos buried deep within the Life magazine archives. Photographer Ralph Crane snapped these images back in 1956 and they seem to have been hidden away in the vaults ever since.

Since Life's photographic treasures are not always labeled with 100% accuracy, finding them was a real stroke of luck. Instead of identifying him as Nervous Norvus, he's dubbed "Nervous Nervous" in the archives! Anyhow, these are only a few of the Nervous Norvus pictures they've got stashed away over there. Check out some more. Sure, many of them appear to be duplicates but have a look anyhow and your day will likely be made.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ezra Stoller

Columbia Records, 1953.  Photo by Ezra Stoller.

If I were in NYC, I would most certainly plan on dropping by the Yossi Milo gallery in Chelsea to check out the display of architectural and industrial photographs taken by Ezra Stoller.  More information about Stoller and his wonderful work can be found in this New York Times article.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fort Worth, 1964

Via El Caganer.

A motorist gets his tank filled at a Fort Worth gas station in 1964. You used to get an awful lot for your 26.9 cents a gallon.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Double Indemnity House

Here's a screen capture from Billy Wilder's superb 1944 film noir, Double Indemnity. Thanks to Debbie, I'm now helplessly addicted to the What Was There site, which will let you superimpose old photos on top of newer views -and- dissolve them back and forth, using the plus and minus keys. I'll try not to go too nuts with this trick here on Ichiban, but we'll see.

This is Quebec Drive at La Punta Drive, up in the Hollywood Hills. Go see what it looks like now. I learned about this (and yesterday's Sunset Strip film clip) via a Facebook group called Vintage Los Angeles, which I very highly recommend you check out.

Booker T. & the M.G.s on East McLemore

Here's the Beatles-inspired cover photo of the McLemore Avenue LP, shot just a few yards away from Stax label headquarters at 926 East Mclemore Avenue in Memphis. See how it looks today over on What Was There.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

5678's On Ghoul A Go Go

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Desperate Hours

Surely, this is the most profoundly disturbing publicity photo ever taken to promote a Humphrey Bogart movie. I have, understandably, been forbidden to hang this unsettling picture on the wall in my house.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Witchin' You A Happy Halloween...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Culver City, 1951

Image via the USC Digital Library.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Throat Slicin' Time

Photo: Allan Grant, 1952.