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“Dr. Jekyll – Loved by beautiful women, sought by society. Mr. Hyde – fiend and criminal.”

Fredric March in Paramount’s 1931 “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

Beware, people of London! 

Fredric March mesmerizes us as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in a page from “Paramount’s 20th Birthday Jubilee Announcements of 1931.” A perfect Oscar-winning monster movie to watch this Halloween. Complete with marvelous make-up transitions and fearful co-stars, Miriam Hopkins and Rose Hobart. 

Did you know that this was the only version in which Jekyll’s name is pronounced correctly as “Jee-kall”? More trivia revealed on IMDb’s site.

Source: Media History Digital Library. Artist unknown.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2013 in Art, Movie

 

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LEGO Bookends – gotta have ’em!

LEGO Bookends - gotta have them!

LEGO Bookends from MOCPages

Love these LEGO bookends by LEGO Junkie!

Also, visit more LEGO Junkie creations at Flickr.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2013 in Art, Books, LEGO, Photos

 

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Judge a book by its … Vassos cover!

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Very cool Art Deco book bindings by well-known industrial and graphic designer, John Vassos. From 1927 to 1935, there were nine books illustrated by Vassos, which included graphic books by himself and his wife, Ruth, plus some of Oscar Wilde’s works. The Wolfsonian-FIU library collection for rare monographs houses the three books pictured here.

Vassos was also known for designing less literary items: the popular Peevy subway turnstiles, early television and radio cabinets, Hohner accordions, and shotguns.

Radio by Vassos

Radio by Vassos

“Phobia,” his book published in 1931, exhibited futuristic illustrations of claustrophobia, acrophobia, and mechanophobia. Visit JVJ Publishing to read more about this original artist.

"Phobia" illustration

“Phobia” illustration

 

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in Art, Books

 

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