|Vintage Pulp||May 21 2021|
French mystery artist returns after long absence.
Dogged determination pays off again. Way back in 2012 we shared five book covers by a mystery artist who signed his work Desmé. Today we found two French movie posters by the same person. These were painted for 1941's Premier rendez-vous, aka Her First Affair, starring Danielle Darrieux, and 1956's Face au crime, originally titled Crime in the Streets, starring John Cassavetes and James Whitmore. Desme's signature evolved, it seems, because the first piece is signed not merely Desmé, but D.H. Desmé. So now we have his initials. What? You were expecting a full bio? These things take take time. We'll have more info in 2030.
FrancePremier rendez-vousFace au crimeCrime in the StreetsD.H. DesmeDanielle DarrieuxJohn CassavetesJames Whitmoreposter artcinema
|Femmes Fatales||Mar 12 2009|
Smoke breaks often produce the best plans.
Gena Rowlands takes a short break from fleeing her mafia pursuers in the John Cassavetes-directed thriller Gloria, 1980. Somewhere in here we think she decided the best defense was a good offense. If you haven't seen the movie, we recommend it.