You might remember The Elf from a little column she wrote here at Lost In a Supermarket called Bureaucracy for Breakfast, where she unloaded on the wolrd the various trials and tribulations of being an unemployed woman in the nadir of an economic recession. It made us laugh, a lot of people responded, and she’s [...]


7 Jun
Archived photos of icons from the 1970s & 80s in their prime

Whether you’re a die-hard Andy Warhol aficionado, or simply a casual fan of his Campbells Soup and Marilyn Monroe pop art, you can probably appreciate his Polaroid shots of artists and celebrities — especially when the photos are from icons of the 70′s and 80′s. Warhol decided to snap a few Polaroids of his limitless [...]


As the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death approaches in 2012, Taschen has created a unique biography by pairing Norman Mailer’s 1973 bio Marilyn with Bert Stein’s intimate portraits of the actress from a Vogue photo shoot just six weeks before her death. The homage — simply titled Norman Mailer, Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe — [...]


27 Jun
History lessons never tasted so sweet

Stoyn, a Russian advertising agency, has introduced a line of popsicles based on iconic characters and items of historical magnitude. Treats include look-a-like Marilyn Monroe, Darth Vadar and Donald Duck popsicles that pair flavors to personality and context in a lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek way (pun intended). Formed from custom molds, the 3D popsicles — with [...]


25 Feb
A touching illumination into one of the most iconic — and enigmatic — Americans of all time

This is one of those things you discover on the internet that absolutely blows your mind. In one way it’s an amazing coup to be able to share stories and intimate details about figures in history that have mesmerized you throughout your life, and to be able to take an illuminating peek behind the stone [...]


17 Jan
Emus, Pam Anderson and sadistic Barbies

Nothing like hopping on your bike on a summery January night in Los Angeles to seek out some art. The other night as the Santa Ana winds whipped around Santa Monica, I pedaled with my friend Ruby to check out the opening night of photo l.a. xx, the twentieth anniversary of the longest running art [...]


9 Dec
One of the 20th Century's greatest Hollywood photographers' notes and photos collected

Word renowned Hollywood photographer Cecil Beaton has been praised for decades of fashion and portrait work with publications such as Vogue and Vanity Fair — just a couple of the contributions he made for photography and golden era celebrity fame in general. One of the 20th century’s greatest lensmen, Beaton was famed for his ability [...]


14 May
Playboy Legacy Collection at Art & Artifact Gallery in Los Angeles

Photographs like that above always make me wonder: Is there such a thing as universal sexual appeal? What I mean is, I’m pretty sure every heterosexual male who sees the above photo gets a special stirring of the loins, even if they’re 95 and haven’t felt a stirring since the Reagan era. And I’ll pretty [...]

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