{PHOTOBLAST} Do What Thou Wilt . . . [ 11.15.13 / Vintage Photographic Inspiration]

+ "Do What Thou Wilt"+ Famous lines spoken by this century's supreme occultist and libertarian muse, Aleister Crowley. It expresses the very nature of living which is to indulge in one's senses, and even become one with one's vices to create a total engagement with oneself that is far apart from self criticism, judgement, or …

{Monday Music Minute} Annette Hanshaw’s “Pagan Love Song”

Known as "The Personality Girl", Annette Hanshaw was a popular chanteuse of the 1920s who brought a modern spirit to the classic ingenue. She was signed with Pathe records, and later married label executive Herman Rose, effectively retiring from entertainment altogether. While for many years it was believed the actress had begun her singing career …

{MUSIC MINUTE} “I’m Doing What I’m Doing For Love” – Teddy Kline and His Orchestra ft. The Two Jazzers

{1920s German Magazine Cover Illustration} Been in the 1920s German Weimar Dirty Decadence kind-of-mood lately and can't shake it! Found this gem last night, and wanted to share it on the site. It's been a while since we had a good old fashioned {MUSIC MINUTE} (granted our last {STYLE WISE} was also a {MUSIC MINUTE}) …

This is How They Do. “Come Into The Water” (1929)

"I don't mind giving money to orphans, but I draw the line at working for them." Oh, the 1920s, how I love thee so. You must check out this incredibly silly, weird, and wonderful crazy flapper beach ballet to the tune "Come into the Water". The ladies are rehearsing tirelessly for the upcoming Orphans' Benefit. The …

Fancy and Folly: Giving Me The Silent Treatment

When I first saw the trailers for "The Artist", shortly after it's premier at the Cannes Film Festival that would lead to Jean Dujardin's Best Actor win at the prestigious art festival, I was not impressed. Silly folly, I thought. Reductive (Thanks, Madonna). Wasted Inspiration. How could this "NEW" silent film set in th 20s …