September 4, 2009


Queen Elizabeth II, 'Lightness Of Being', 2004
Credit: Chris Levine

A collection of photographs - called "I Want it All" -
is currently on view at the Little Black Gallery
in London. The exhibition features film stars, rock
legends, chefs and queens
and runs
from the 1st of September to the 10th of October.
Here, my dear readers, is a selection especially
for you!

James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor, 1955, on the
set of Giant, photographed by Richard Miller, a
freelance photographer employed by Globe Photos
to cover the entertainment industry. His first
on-location assignment was on the set of Giant.
Credit: Richard Miller

Marco Pierre White, 1989
Credit: Bob Carlos Clarke

Jean Shrimpton and Terence Stamp,1963
Credit: Terry O'Neill

Michael Jackson,1998
Credit: Alan Davidson

Credit: Barry Lategan

James Dean again on the set of Giant,1955
Credit: Richard Miller

Bob Carlos Clarke took this shot of Mick Jagger
in 1971 as a student photographer; it was at the
famous Stones concert at The Round House. Bob's
camera was confiscated by security and the film
removed however a roll slipped through the net
and contained this image.
Credit: Bob Carlos Clarke

The Rolling Stones, 1969. These photographs
were taken during Rolling Stones rehearsals at
Apple Studios before their infamous Hyde Park
concert in 1969. It was just after Brian Jones had
died and Mick Taylor had joined. It was Willie
Christie's first professional job (a commission for
Melody Maker), and he remembers how the
Rolling Stones didn't want him to be there, and
wouldn't allow him to use flash. Mick Taylor kept
turning his back for the pictures. Only three
pictures were ever published in Melody Maker
Credit: Willie Christie

David Bowie & THAT DOG!1975
Credit: Terry O'Neill


And, dear readers, do help yourselves to
a piece of this cake on your way out too!

Grrrh! Grrrh! Grrh! Agh! Agh! Agh!
Grrh! Grrh! Grrh! Agh! Agh! Agh!!

PAW NOTE: See you tomorrow for
this month’s



Eva said...

this is an absolutely wonderful post!Lola, you must be one of the best bloggers in blogland!!

The image I like best is Shrimpton/Stamp(so handsome!) and least Marco(can't stand him!)

Dustjacket Attic said...

What an interesting set of photo's. Good one of Dean and Taylor, so relaxed!

thanks for that yummy cake my dear, so nice.
Oh I just saw Brad in bed, oh my Lord! Ooo and the puppy

Heavenly Housewife said...

I have dry eyes which causes me to blink a little more than the average person (though its not noticeable), but because of this I'm often photographed with closed eyes.
I really like the photo of Marco Pierre White... and the cake. Ah... Laduree :D

londongirl said...

this is sooo fabulous! love all the pics specially those of James Dean & MickJagger. Even the pic of
Twiggy-you could never call her beautiful even then- is a fantastic image!


Frieda Babbley said...

Okay, we have to PICK? But they're all so groovy! Marco Pierre White is hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot an dcan cook me up any time. But if I had to pick a fave it would deffinitely be David Bowie and that dog. That is SOME shot! I loved the photo choices. I love vintage and I love black n white photography!

Maggi said...

I am in love with that first shot of Dean and Taylor!

laterg8r said...

twiggy has such presence and i love the pic of bowie - his leg looks super long and cool!

can't wait for tomorrow's advice :D

Melissa said...

What artistic photographs and the cake is ever so delicious.

Anonymous said...

Marco Pierre White kind of looks like a rock star there. And is that Kiefer? A very punk rock Jack Bauer! This looks like a great exhibit.

JamaGenie said...

I'm surprised the palace guard allowed the photo of Her Majesty with eyes closed to be published. As for the rest of the photos - fantastic! Wonderful post!


French Fancy said...

Didn't Bowie look marvellous then.

I don't remember the Stones playing the Roundhouse - I grew up near there and am surprised I have no recollection of this at all

Draffin Bears said...

Oh what a fabulous post and how neat would that be to go and see this exhibition. I would so love to go.
I am surprised to see her Majesty with eyes shut.
Marco Pierre White is fabulous and have enjoyed watching his Hells Kitchen shows.

Happy weekend

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello my darlings, nice post as always. I love the photos and the cake. Lilibeth looks tired and perhaps sleeping in her photo, I tell you it’s not easy being a queen, I know and I am only a duchess!!! I keep my eyes wide open during a photo taking session but when the photos develop my eyes look like two red berries or they are completely closed. There must be something in the royal blood or should I say eyes!! Darling have yourself a fabulous weekend!!

Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Cool collection! I like BWs.

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Love the quirky portrait of the Queen E! Have Fantastic weekend darling, I know you will!! xo*

Winniehill's said...

wow what a great cake

Happy weekend


Jessica Cangiano said...

Glam and gritty, raw and wonderful, these shots are fantastic! The one of James and Lizzy is definitely my favourite.

Being about as far away from a celebrity as humanly possible, I must say I've never been snapped anywhere by a stranger. I can imagine though that you must be dogged by the pup-arazzi all the time, Lola darling! ;D

Oodles of hugs & joyful weekend wishes to you both, sweet dear!
♥ Jessica

Slices of Beauty... said...

So cool, especially HRM!

NicNacManiac said...

Totally cool...thanks for sharing these!! It's amazing that you were not allowed to bring cameras into concerts, now everyone does it!! I love the pic of Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, such a private moment!!
Have a fantastic weekend!!
xOxO Nerina :)

prashant said...

this is an absolutely wonderful

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freepage said...

Love those old photos.

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