El arte del CINE
Pintó las fachadas de los cines de la capital y creó más de 2.000 pósters. La exposición ‘Firmado Jano. Carteles de cine’ en la Filmoteca de Madrid hace un recorrido por la obra del prolífico autor.
Susan Herbert is one of the most distinctive of contemporary cat artists, who produces consistently crafted watercolours that respond with wit and affection to the imagery of Western culture. The long traditions of painting, theatre, opera and ballet, and the newer art of cinema, are explored and refreshed in intelligent and entertaining parodies, in which cats and other favourite animals appear as protagonists: from Botticelli's Birth of Venus through Puccini's Tosca to Greta Garbo as Mata…
A Little Fu-Manchu Trivia
Some Interesting Facts About Fu-Manchu When he performed he spoke Spanish with a Chinese accent. His oriental robes were authentic. Many were purchased in Hollywood. He adapted a principle from a novelty toy into one of the most amazing pieces of magic ever seen. This principle sat untouched for many years until recently altered and updated by Jim Steinmeyer. It was used in Fu-Manchu's Pit & Pendulum Illusion. His father was Okito (Theo Bamberg). Fu-Manchu (David Bamberg) was the 6th and…
Weird Tales from Germany and Austria
Friedrich von Schiller Né Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Born November 10, 1759, Marbach am Neckar, Württemberg, Germany Died May 9, 1805, Weimar, Saxe-Weimar, Germany For Weird Tales "Song of the Brothers of Mercy" (Poem, translated by Francis Hard, a pseudonym of Farnsworth Wright, Dec. 1926) Friedrich Schiller was a giant of German literature and a subject too large for a mere blog entry. His life was brief and he spent his last fourteen years as an invalid. Nonetheless, Schiller…
Book Review: Daughter of Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer - Pissed Off Geek
Fu-Manchu is arguably one of the first fictional megalomaniac villains that made their mark on popular culture. His character is very much the
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in Washington. The FBI sends agents Capone and Williams to England to confer with Nayland Smith, an expert on Fu.