Happy 116th Birthday, Frank Capra (May 18, 1897 - September 3, 1991)
“Maybe there really wasn’t an America, maybe it was only Frank Capra.” - John Cassavetes
“When I see a crowd, I see a collection of free individuals: each a unique person; each a king or a queen; each a story that would fill a book; each an island of human dignity.”
“Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film. “
July 3, 1966 - John Lennon photographed by Robert Whitaker on The Beatles’ flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong.
“The Beatles had different ways to amuse themselves during long journeys. They would read, play games or mess about with Ringo’s tape recorder. When John wasn’t buried in a book he would often write or doodle. This time I was intrigued by what he was drawing. I looked over his shoulder and to my amusement he was defacing a picture of the group.” - Robert Whitaker