Posts Tagged: Harry Crosby

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

Harry Crosby | photographs

Little-known images by the poet and publisher

Harry Crosby | photographs

Little-known images by the poet and publisher

Eclipse

“There was a bullet hole in his right temple, and a bullet hole in her left temple. His free arm was wrapped languidly around her neck, and their left hands were clasped. They faced each other…”

Eclipse

“There was a bullet hole in his right temple, and a bullet hole in her left temple. His free arm was wrapped languidly around her neck, and their left hands were clasped. They faced each other…”

La Principessa

Caresse Crosby made being Caresse Crosby look like more fun than just about anything that wasn’t being Caresse Crosby. Following her unlikely invention of the modern bra, Crosby spent the 1920s and ’30s as a publisher, poet, patron and – for a moment – performer.

La Principessa

Caresse Crosby made being Caresse Crosby look like more fun than just about anything that wasn’t being Caresse Crosby. Following her unlikely invention of the modern bra, Crosby spent the 1920s and ’30s as a publisher, poet, patron and – for a moment – performer.

Harry Crosby

For eternity

I never say a prayer/To Saint or Holy Ghost/Nor listen to the preacher’s word/That talks of sin the most

Harry Crosby

For eternity

I never say a prayer/To Saint or Holy Ghost/Nor listen to the preacher’s word/That talks of sin the most

Always yes

If you’re wearing a bra while reading this (and you know what? you don’t have to tell me – Strange Flowers’ Market Research department respects boundaries)…anyway, if you’re wearing a bra as opposed to, oh, a whalebone corset, you should thank Caresse Crosby.

Always yes

If you’re wearing a bra while reading this (and you know what? you don’t have to tell me – Strange Flowers’ Market Research department respects boundaries)…anyway, if you’re wearing a bra as opposed to, oh, a whalebone corset, you should thank Caresse Crosby.

Lapses into piety

Harry Crosby always felt he was living on borrowed time. He was obsessed with the idea of determining the end from which he had already once — against all odds — been spared.

Lapses into piety

Harry Crosby always felt he was living on borrowed time. He was obsessed with the idea of determining the end from which he had already once — against all odds — been spared.

Chronicle of a death foretold

Jacques Rigaut was no ragged Montparnasse Bohemian, and even at his death he was fastidiously dressed in suit and tie, as if meeting an important client.

Chronicle of a death foretold

Jacques Rigaut was no ragged Montparnasse Bohemian, and even at his death he was fastidiously dressed in suit and tie, as if meeting an important client.