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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Mag Noir

Forgive me if my next couple of posts are about magazines. For the past week, all I've been doing is reading big, fat mags. If you've got strong palm muscles, I recommend Vanity Fair's more than an inch-thick Hollywood Issue. This annual edition boasts a fantasy film noir spread, shot by Annie Leibovitz, featuring such A-listers as Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Jack Nicholson, and Robert DeNiro. (Vanity Fair has not posted the images online, but Faded Youth has a lot of scans.) Plus, the publication includes insider profiles on director Brett Ratner, Liz Taylor, and Elia Kazan. As well, the article on former talent agent Pat Dollard, who has made a pro-war documentary and fancies himself as a neocon version of Hunter S. Thompson, is worth a read. (Images via Vanity Fair)