'Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.' Scott F. Fitzgerald
Michael Douglas: Wonder Boy
An establishment maverick with a genuinely exceptional talent, Michael Douglas is a rare Hollywood son who transcends his family name.
The Buddha of Mount Street: Doug Hayward
Doug Hayward was the ‘showbiz tailor’, a man who rose from modest surroundings to clothe and befriend stars of the sixties such as Michael Caine, Terence Stamp and Roger Moore.
Gigi Rizzi: The Summer of ’68
Gigi Rizzi was the leader of a group of Italian gigolos who lived out a kind of Fellini fantasia on the Côte d’Azur in the sixties. ‘I was dancing barefoot on tables,’ he once wrote, ‘always out to win, never worrying about tomorrow.’ His charms were...
Tender Scoundrel: Jean-Paul Belmondo
Boxer turned acting heavyweight Jean-Paul Belmondo was no stranger to holding his own in the cinematic ring.
The Heart Grows Fonda
She is a libertine, a political and social activist, and has an I.Q. of 183. And at the age of 79, Jane Fonda remains her gauntlet-hurling, shit-stirring, couldn’t give a damn self.
The Grandmaster: Tony Leung
Ed Cripps unfurls why cinematic muse and quietly brilliant actor Tony Leung is the 21st century’s answer to a director’s prayer.
Like Art: The Life of Glenn O’Brien
Celebrating the original Style Guy and late, great renaissance man.
Jarvis Cocker: A Different Class
“The great thing about music is that anybody can do it”, Jarvis Cocker once said. But if Cocker is the one setting the bar, we’d hate to test the theory of Pulp’s lyrical frontman.