Saturday, September 22, 2007

Bigger Than Brooklyn

Danish-born Anna Karina (b. Hanna Karin Blarke Bayer, 1940): model, multilingual icon, femme fatale, actress, writer (including three novels), singer, director.

Vivie sa vie (1962), Le petit soldat (1962), Shéhérazade (1963), De L'amour (1964), Alphaville (1965), and onward.

Married four times. Jean-Luc Goddard was number one. Last I checked, separated from number four.

First thing I noticed while visiting Jim Morrison's grave at Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris quite a little while ago was graffiti declaring "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are following you, Jim." I'd just missed their visit! Australian-born Cave has contributed to Wim Wenders' soundtracks, has written a Southern Gothic novel, and continues to crank out spooky songs. "Tupelo" (1985) is a scary little ditty about the birthplace of Elvis. The man seems kind of maniacal, hellbent for leather.

Brazilian model Fernanda Tavares. Interesting outfit. . . . .

Today's Rune: The Mystery Rune.

Birthdays: Christabel Pankhurst, Erich von Stroheim, John Houseman (b. Jacques Haussmann), Joe Valachi, Martha Scott, Fay Weldon, Anna Karina, Toni Basil (b. Antonia Christina Basilotta), King Sunny Adé (b. Sunday Adeniyi), Ségolène Royal, Nick Cave, Joan Jett (b. Joan Marie Larkin), Scott Baio, Diogo Mainardi, Fernanda Tavares.



MacGuffin said...

The French New Wave was a great film movement.

the walking man said...

Erik i liked the Joan Jett but it's just after 5am and I head my volume cranked up before I played please worn me next time , oh my bad ear drums.



the walking man said...

you could warn me too if you're of a mind.

Ropinator said...

Anna Karina's name sounds familiar to me but I don't know why.

Charles Gramlich said...

One of the few books I ever read by a musician (other than bios) was "tarantula" by Bob Dylan. Man did it suck.

the walking man said...

maybe you're thinking of Anna Karanina