Whenever I discover a cute little coastal town like Manarola, I want to stay there for days if not weeks and just hide out. A lot of walking, gazing, sleeping, 4 or 5 hours at the local internet cafe, evening dinners, etc . The bright colors of the plaster buildings, the rosey sunset, the waves. Manarola is one of the five Cinque Terre villages, nestled in a mountainous coastal area to the northwest of Spezia, in northern Italy.

Small mounted posters for Jackie and Manchester By The Sea arrived today.

Judging by Paul Newman’s beard, this was snapped in either late ’71 or early ’72, or sometime around the filming of John Huston‘s The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. Eastwood had directed Play Misty For Me the year before; he was about to start directing High Plains Drifter and then Breezy.

“New York Movie,” painted in 1939 by Edward Hopper.

During the filming of Luis Bunuel’s Belle du Jour (’67).

This is the only on-set color photo I’ve ever seen that was taken during the filming of Guy Hamilton’s The Devil’s Disciple (’59) — (l. to r.) Janette Scott, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Sir Laurence Olivier.

I’ve always had a thing for Diana Koerner, the beautiful blonde German woman whom Ryan O’Neal stays with for two or three days during Act One of Barry Lyndon. Keorner is now 72 and living in Germany.