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Rhythm-A-Ning" | Thelonious Monk Quartet w/ Johnny Griffin | Album: Thelonius In Action (1958) | Recorded at The New York’s Five Spot Cafe 

Johnny Griffin (Tenor Sax), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (Bass), Roy Haynes (Drums)

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Familiar Faces

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1954 Edris House | Palm Springs, CA
Designed by renowned architect E. Stewart Williams for Marjorie & William Edris. - Via

1954 Edris House | Palm Springs, CA

Designed by renowned architect E. Stewart Williams for Marjorie & William Edris. - Via

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The Tin ManLouis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax Museum, Grand Prairie, Texas - Via: 1 | 2

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1970 Jane & Serge | Photos: Bert Stern for Vogue | New York

Legendary celebrity photographer Bert Stern was known for his ability to coax a truly spontaneous and unexpected moment from his subjects. In this image from the June 1, 1970, Vogue, a playful Serge Gainsbourg tries to fell his then wife, singer and actress Jane Birkin. Birkin wears a midriff-baring top and matching skirt by Maxime de la Falaise and knee-high Capezio boots. Gainsbourg, a times a director and actor, is also one of the most highly regarded musicians in the world. - Via

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Black Market" | Frank Valdor/Nana Gualdi | Original Soundtrack of the Ernst Hofbauer German romantic crime melodrama film, “Schwarzer Market der Liebe (The Black Market Love)" | Germany (1966)

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Two Turntables and a Microphone
1971 Early Portable DJ Console | Vox Discotape Unit - Via

Two Turntables and a Microphone

1971 Early Portable DJ Console | Vox Discotape Unit - Via

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The Painter & His Soulmate

(top photo) 1965 Salvador Dalí spending one of many summers with  confidante, protégée actress-model-singer Amanda Lear (left) at his home in Portlligat, Girona ProvinceCataloniaSpain - Via

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The Girls in the Band | Official Trailer

The history of the all-girl bands and the talented female jazz and big band instrumentalists who continue to struggle for recognition in a man’s world.

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Sculptured TablesPhilippe Hiquily

Born in 1925 in Montmartre, Philippe Hiquily studied at the Parisian Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in the same class as Gimond-Janniau and César. One of his works, La Bicyclette, was acquired in 1956 by the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris. In 1959, he exhibited in the New York gallery The Contemporaries. He then met the surrealist artists, Max Ernst and Georges Bataille at Ninette Lyon’s. He is celebrated for his work on metal, and began to design pieces of furniture in the 1960s. In the 1980s, he created mobile sculptures propelled by electric motors.

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Moby’s House

Multiplatinum-selling musician and photographer Moby lives in his Hollywood Hills castle, Wolf’s Lair. See more of his incredible home in our previous post. - Via

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Is Paul Tuttle a Forgotten Designer?

In the annals of Los Angeles mid-century modernism, Paul Tuttle may not loom nearly as large as Charles Eames and Pierre Koenig, but he should. He created spare but elegant interiors and custom furnishings such as those shown in the 1952 floating glass-box home in Pasadena (2nd photo). (The house was designed by Tuttle’s employer, architect Thornton Ladd.) - David A. Keeps of the Los Angeles Times

Denied entrance to Art Center School in Los Angeles, Tuttle “audited “ a class out of sight of the instructor, Alvin Lustig, a highly respected designer. Tuttle created a model and presented it to the class as if he were enrolled. When Lustig realized he was not, he summarily dismissed him—but he didn’t forget him.

Impressed with Tuttle’s ability, Lustig contacted him within weeks, offering a job in his office. While he was not there long, Tuttle’s lasting friendship with the “pioneer of modern design” was the first of several opportunities that would propel him into the design field.- Jane Ellison of Seasons Magazine

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Tamoure Hully Gully (du film “Les Tontons Flingueurs”) | Les Cappuccino | Album: Ultra Kitsch (de luxe) Vol. 1

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