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Arnys Gent

I first bonded with friend J. by way of his Arnys jacket (it was a corduroy Forestiere, I believe). Here’s a photo of J. in a different model Arnys jacket. In Eugene (or Portland for that matter), one doesn’t see many men wearing tweed jackets, let alone lovely French-made iterations with shawl collars, mustard color …

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Archival Gent: (early era) Michael Jackson

I didn’t see this coming but I’ve become a bit of a come-lately fan of Michael Jackson (the early years). It started out with a larky screening of the video retrospective, History Volume I. Now, a week later, I find myself checking out the VHS copy of “The Making of Thriller” and including “Wanna be …

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More Pictographic Gents: George Hearn and Aspen Man

On the tail of a disappointing Johnny Depp/Sweeney Toddy, ST and I are revisiting the original source material, the 1982 Showtime production featuring Angela Lansbury and the amazing George Hearn as Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd. By way of Sweeney, we’re now moving on to a full blown George Hearn fan spree (though I love …

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Out of the Past: A Dover Pictorgraphic Gent

Last week, I met a fellow who appeared to have stepped directly out of the pages of the Dover Pictorial Archive of Men. This living lithograph–code name DJ–was in town to deliver a lecture on the scanning efforts of an enviable archive in a foreign land. Friend RG took a series of photographs of DJ’s …

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