Icons September 2021
Magnetic Imaging: Marlon Brando
He got his physicality from a hard-drinking, abusive father, and his poet’s soul from an alcoholic, artistic mother. The synthesis endowed Marlon Brando with a unique presence and intensity he channelled through acting — exactly the kind of truth-telling, one of his friends noted, for which he could lay down his life.
Pleasure January 2021
Light Years: The Golden Age of the Night Club
When you think of the seventies, what do you see? How about Bianca Jagger on a white horse at Studio 54, or Grace Jones on a pink Harley-Davidson at le Palace? Originally published in Issue 42 of The Rake, James Medd writes that whilst the seventies was the decade of economic and social unrest, it was also the golden age of the nightclub, when fashion, music and art came together to create a lifestyle so desirable it needed a strict door policy at all times.
Style February 2020
Greatest Rakes: George Hamilton
With his slick Miami style, bright smile and inimitable perma-tan, George Hamilton has been one of the most popular figures in Hollywood circles for decades and duly deserves his place on the greatest Rakes list.
Icons August 2017
A Tribute to Sir David Tang
Entrepreneur, businessman, socialite, columnist and philanthropist, Sir David Tang was a man of the world with innumerable interests. The Rake pays its respects…
Icons January 2017
Diamond Gal: Audrey Hepburn
The impact Audrey Hepburn had on pop culture is immeasurable, but to remember her as just an actress or a style icon does little justice to her character or biography. From…
Icons December 2016
Breakthrough Act: Jack Reynor
In March 2017, the release of Free Fire, a British action comedy thriller directed by Ben Wheatley, will nudge the Irish actor Jack Reynor another few notches towards the upper branches…
Icons November 2016
The Sky Devil: Howard Hughes
Pilot, petrol-head and womaniser, Howard Hughes’ had an impressive repertoire, but there was a darker side to the director, The Rake discovers.
Icons October 2016
The Clothes Of Hunter S. Thompson
How the legendary author’s look reflected the American values of freedom and individuality he so heartily celebrated.
Pleasure September 2016
Martin Sharp: Art as Pop, Pop as Art
Australia’s greatest psychedelic pop purveyor occupied the space between sound and vision, sacred and profane, art and design.
Icons September 2016
A Man of Many Parts: Gabriele D’Annunzio
The Rake examines the life of Gabriele D’Annunzio: a raffish gent whose capacity for untrammelled theatrics was exceeded only by his yen for style — at least, when opting to…
Icons September 2016
The Director's Cut: Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock’s personality and characteristic traits are subject to intense debate. The Rake explores what made the complex but immensely talented director’s character so intriguing.
Icons August 2016
The Comic's Turn: Jonah Hill
For nearly five hundred years, since the birth of the clown and commedia dell’arte, the comedian has been taken for a fool. Or, as Jonah Hill tells our Editor, ‘comedy has this…