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Hours later, still looking at photos

In Chatter on February 29, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Came across this website with archival photos of London and much, much more…  Visit http://www.retronaut.co/ – you’ll spend hours looking at the past.

Pussycat Alley!

In Events, Film on February 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Join us Monday, 27/2, for a showing of The World Ten Times Over.

In London’s sin-filled strip, there is one place where every man goes … Pussycat Alley.  Where everything happens!

Sylvia Syms and June Ritchie play Soho nightclub ‘hostesses’.  Bella is jaded and fed up with men, while Ginnie is an accomplished seductress.  When a rich executive who is separated from his wife gets involved with Ginnie, Bella becomes envious.  The romantic entanglements proceed to challenge the friendship between them.  ’A downbeat, realistic and gritty portrayal of a day in the life of a lustreless London’ said the NFT programme.

Most of the film takes place on the studio set used for the girls’ flat.  There is however an extended location montage in the streets of Soho, which gives a good atmosphere at the height of the cafe era, including a nice shot of the sign of the Heaven and Hell Coffee Bar.

DATE:    Monday, Feb 27
TIME:     7pm
PLACE:  The Sanctum Hotel,  20 Warwick Street, Soho, W1B 5NF

Members: £5, non-members £10

Barney Rosset

In Books on February 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm

“All my life I followed the things that I liked — people, things, books — and when things were offered to me, I published them. I never did anything I really didn’t like.” Mr. Rosset sipped from his drink and smiled. “ Should we have had more of a business plan?” he added. “Probably. But then the publishers that did have business plans didn’t do any better.”

Links to just some of the tributes and pieces being run to mark the passing of a true literary icon, Barney Rosset.

The New York Times

LA Times

New Yorker

And an interview from The Paris Review


Waiting for Godot






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