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[PHOTOS] Dia de los Muertos At The Hollywood Forever Cemetery


LA Desk: ‘The Pope of Broadway,’ Towering Mural of Actor Anthony Quinn, to be Restored

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‘The Pope of Broadway,’ a towering mural of actor Anthony Quinn in DTLA, will be restored as part of revitalization.


Art History: Revolutionary lost Caravaggio Painting ‘Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy’ Identified

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The long-lost Caravaggio painting that the baroque master had with him when he died in 1610 has finally been identified, according to the world’s foremost authority on the artist.caravaggiocomp

“The creation of a body with varying tones, the intensity of the face. The strong wrists, crossed fingers and beautiful hair … the wonderful variations in light and colour – all show that it is Caravaggio.”

– Caravaggio scholar Mina Gregori

Several copies of Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy are thought to exist. But now the Caravaggio scholar Mina Gregori has said she is confident of having made a “definitive” verification of the version that she has studied in a private European collection.

After years hunting for the real thing, the eminent art expert and president of Florence’s Roberto Longhi Art History Foundation, declared: “At last, it’s you”, after finding herself seemingly gazing at the Caravaggio original. If true, the discovery would be one of rare importance in Western art. Read the rest of this entry »


Who Says Ebola Can’t Be Sexy?

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Ebola Nurse Halloween Costumes Arouse (Concern)

Sexy cop, sexy Snow White and sexy corn have new, topical competition in the skimpy Halloween-wear section: Meet “Sexy Ebola Containment Suit,” the most awkward and arguably insensitive of them all.

“The fact that there’s a sexy ebola nurse costume proves the sexy costumes have gone out of control.”

– Individual on Twitter experiencing full-blown Halloween costume panic

Online retailer BrandsOnSale, which bills itself as a “Unique Costume Shop and more” unveiled the new ensemble days ago, featuring a short white dress, face shield, breathing mask, safety goggles and blue latex gloves at $59.99 per costume. A pair of bright yellow knee-high rubber boots can be purchased at an additional cost.

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The Internet met the news of the costume with mixed responses.

“I’m in complete and utter disgust,” one Twitter user reacted, while another questioned the costume’s existence. Read the rest of this entry »


Movie Poster: ‘À Bout Portant’ Ernest Hemingway’s ‘The Killers’, Don Siegel, 1964

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Armando Drechsler: ‘Diosa del Fuego’ (Goddess of Fire) c. 1950s

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Pre-Ebola Pulp Fiction: ‘Prison Nurse: A Young Woman in an Underworld of Men’

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LA Desk: Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos


Chinatown 1961

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Pulp Fiction Cover: ‘Spy Stories’

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Marvel Comic Page: ‘There–Around Our Meeting Table–The Five Original Avengers!’

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Movie Poster ‘L’uomo della Machete’ Anselmo Ballester: ‘The Face Behind the Mask’ 1941

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Original poster Artwork by Anselmo Ballester for “The Face Behind the Mask” 1941. York Post front page for Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Charles Burns Panel: Transparency

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Broadway Poster, 1899: ‘The Queen of Chinatown’ by Joseph Jarrow

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Pulp Fiction Cover: ‘Murder in the Blackout’

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[PHOTO] かわいい!Lindo! Kawaii! Tokyo Disney Sea Día de los Muertos Skeleton Parade

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Some truly colorful (and very kawaii!) festive images at Tokyoblings Blog, see them here:

It is Halloween which just possibly could be the highest point of the season at the newer one of Tokyo’s two different Disney parks, Tokyo Disney Sea. The whole park is decorated in a sort of hyper colorful Mexican Day of the Dead theme with fantastic looking skeletons entertaining the visitors throughout the park…(more)

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Visual Arts: Directory of Illustration and AOI Announce the World Illustration Awards 2015

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For nearly four decades, the Association of Illustrators has presented the most comprehensive and significant awards for illustration in the UK. Now, for the first time in it’s history, the organization welcomes an international partner, the Directory of Illustration, to create the World Illustration Awards.

“The Directory of Illustration is excited to be partnering with the AOI to support the World Illustration Awards. Honoring the most creative and inspiring commercial illustration from around the world will help everyone stay connected with new trends and ideas, and provide expanded opportunities for artists to promote their work to a global audience.”

Glen Serbin – President, Directory of Illustration

Work entered into the World Illustration Awards will be reviewed by a jury of distinguished and international industry professionals. The competition shortlist reflects exceptional work by illustrators currently making an outstanding contribution to visual culture…(more)

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[PHOTO] Hollywood Boulevard, 1950s

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Color view of Hollywood Boulevard at night, 1950s


‘He Lived For Love And Was Well Paid For It’

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