" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

July 5, 2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Too?

I saw in the news that Susan Bernard passed away in June, which seemed rather eerie timing with Tarantino's movie about 1969 Hollywood about to hit the cinema screen this July in The States (August in my country Australia though).
I never saw any of Susan's films that she starred in, such as the 1969 film below, but it looks like she starred in a lot of Grind-house type movies that Quentin is so fond of.
Starring Susan Bernard as Felicity Johnson
Linda (as Susan Bernard)
Starring Susan Bernard as Terry Manning
But it was Susan's father Bruno who is credited with inventing the pop-cultural Hollywood icon of the pin-up.
"Bruno Bernard was the photographer who invented the "pin-up" style of photography in the 1940's.
Also known as "Bernard of Hollywood," he made some of the earliest shots of Marilyn Monroe in 1947, along with several more of Monroe over the years.
His most famous photograph was "Marilyn in White," shot in New York in September 1954, while Monroe was filming a scene on the set of The Seven Year Itch (1955), where she stands over a subway grating while air blows her skirt upward.
This photograph was selected as the "Symbol of the Century" by the Museum of Modern Art in New York."
Which is kind of weird when the Rocketman who sung one of the most Marilyn inspired songs of all time had a movie based on his life hit the cinema screen at the end of May.
And of course that song was re-written for the famous Princess to become an even more iconic song.
1969 was also the year Judy Garland called it quits maybe?
All the world is a stage and a screen it would seem.
Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding/Goodbye England's Rose?

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