♥ If you take away the make-up then the vampires they will die
Polaroids From Mars from the hand of Tullycraft‘s Sean Tollefson, etched for our Tullycraft Special, November 2015.
♥ “Beyond the radio horizon”
Dai Disco throwing letters on The Indelicates Beyond the Radio Horizon LP art
♥ “Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze”
Dai Disco waiting for the Pop club, No.2 of the Alla Nazimova series (picture c. 1899).
♥ “People believed what they saw on the screen.”
Dai Disco for All Hallows’ Eve 2015 – crypt-kicking with Theda Bara, via William Fox’s 1915 vampyre dream ‘A Fool There Was’.
♥ “I have the face of a vampire, but the heart of a feminist.”
Dai Disco’s Waiting for the Pop Club with Theda Bara, via William Fox’s A Fool There Was (1915).
♥ “[…] leaving for a day or two that hopeless sense of loss which makes beauty what it is: a distant lone tree against golden heavens; ripples of light on the inner curve of a bridge; a thing impossible to capture.”
Dai Discotheque’s ‘Laughter in the Dark’ with Anna Karina, via Tony Richardson’s Nabakov adaptation (1969)
♥ I am sick of dreaming over you
Dai Disco’s knights of Rhondda Valley sleep conquered by Louise Brooks after a late evening with G. W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box (1929).
♥ Get on the dancefloor it’s a direct hit
Dai Disco “Still On A Break” from Louise Brooks (c. 1928)
♥ Automne comme été
Dai Discotheque dreaming of the Pop club (in blue) with France Gall (c. 1967), the second in his spring/summer 2015 series.
♥ “Why is it,” he said, one time, at the subway entrance, “I feel I’ve known you so many years?”
“Because I like you,” she said, “and I don’t want anything from you.”
Dai Discotheque on the front line with Julie Christie, via François Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
♥ Si on te fait danser sur une musique sans me
Dai Discotheque holding the synth for Frances Gall (c. 1967)
♥ “The more one talks, the less the words mean”
Dai Discotheque on the run with Marriane, via Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
♥ “I shall fight so that failure is possible”
Anna Karina and Eddie Constantine in Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville (1965), by Dai Disco
♥ Sleeping in the back-seats
A Tigercats discotheque wilderness by Biba Nalimosa
“Because I am convinced you could make really beautiful things”
Monica Vitti under the sweet cinematic gaze of Michelangelo Antonioni (1960); etched by Dai Disco in similarly bracing conditions in a Welsh valley
Which way to the Pop club?
Dai Disco celebrating the picturesque; the return of cold wind in our faces, chattering teeth, frozen fingers, red cheeks and dancing at the Pop club till you just don’t care
So what, she only works in a record shop
Dai Disco with a pencil sketch for our Ballboy special
Katie Vicary etches a fine cast
Why did you kill all of those flowers?
Jailhouse Jade Fielden with a Cleudo-style murder mystery poster. Who lopped off Nosferatu’s head with a rusty screwdriver as he was going for his evening stroll?
My name is Modesty
Dai Disco talking girls and guns with Modesty Blaise
Disenchanted hearts unite
Dai Disco for our Tullycraft special
I want people to let me be
Bianca Passarge, dancing on wine bottles after a dream of her cat doing the same, 1958, by Carlo Polito, with lettering by Dai Disco
No drama so perilous or magnetic
No detail can make our love pathetic
Anna Arts, Pierrot le Fou, 1965, Jean-Luc Godard
My reality is different than yours
Musidora and friend, Waiting for the Pop Club (c. 1910), with fencing by Dai Disco.
Musidora was the alias of Jeanne Roques, a writer, director and actress who in later life became a ticket booth attendant at the Cinematheque Francais
Don’t be so surprised.
I love you
July Andrews with Cecil Beaton, 1959
What a strange light
Dai Disco, Nights of Cabiria, 1957, Federico Fellini
Do you know William Faulkner?
No. Who’s he? Have you slept with him?
Dai Disco, Breathless, 1960, Jean-Luc Godard
And the worst of it is, you’re a lousy lay
Anna Arts, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, 1970, Russ Meyer & Roger Ebert
Is this your wife? What a lovely throat
Anna Arts & Dai Disco, Nosferatu the Vampire, 1922, F. W. Murnau
Read any good books lately?
Anna Arts, The Lickerish Quartet, 1970, Radley Metzger & Michael DeForrest
Vicky Victory‘s original flame for our first night at Paper Dress Vintage, with the first of our bands to play the night – the lovely Just Handshakes.