I finally got around to watching the documentary film Finding Vivian Maier (2013) and found that she was just as idiosyncratic as everything I’d read about her had led me to believe. But the eye never lies… what talent.
‘I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.’ – Peter O’Toole
A wonderful profile of the Irish actor returning home by Gay Talese for Esquire magazine in 1963:
“You’re talking to an Irish bookie’s son, you can’t con me!”
‘I started out as a journalist on the Yorkshire Post. Then it occurred to me I didn’t want to be writing the story – I wanted to be the story.’
From GQ magazine:
An archaeologist finds herself writing fiction — what stories will she unearth?
adventures in a mainly literary obsession
A Historic England Blog
scríobh | eat | sleep
Maria Johnston, Poetry Critic
Exploring the world of heritage, art and culture
A blog on pub crawling, and beer generally, in London
Boxing News & Opinion
Images of People Photoblog
Musings from the North Country
Lauren Murphy on music
Flufferings on Arts, Culture and the Perpetual Allure of Uma Thurman by an Irish ex-pat currently at large in Canada
Words are my bag ...
The online site of poet and novelist Jenni Fagan
John Self's Shelves