Wands at the ready.
Pin-up model on Seeburg Select-O-Matic Jukebox c. 1950s
Vogue Italia October 1989
Christy Turlington by Steven Meisel
“Oh man, you made friends with ‘em. See, friendship is the booze they feed you. They want you to get drunk on feeling like you belong….Because they make you feel cool, and hey, I met you. You are not cool….We are uncool. Women will always be a problem for guys like us, most of the great art in the world is about that very problem. Good looking people they got no spine, their art never lasts. They get the girls but we’re smarter… Great art is about guilt and longing. Love disguised as sex and sex disguised as love. Let’s face, you got a big head start…. I’m always home, I’m uncool. …The only true currency is this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool. My advice to you, I know you think these guys are your friends, you want to be a true friend to ‘em, be honest and unmerciful.”
Sometimes when I’m feeling down, I listen to this and it makes me feel better.
Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon with director Billy Wilder on the set of Irma La Douce, photographed by Philippe Halsman, 1962.
The regular five.