Past Imperfect – #209

Narrator: “The mind boggles at the myriad symbolic interpretations that can be made about the activity in this photo, but we’ll simply suffice it to say that Clark is apparently better at it than Carole.” Nancy Drew suddenly arrived on the scene, despite no one asking her to […]

Past Imperfect – #205

The writer waited. The woman did the same. The writer quickly lost interest in waiting, as patience was not one of his few virtues. “Do you realize I just asked you a question?” The woman nodded. “Of course I do. I didn’t like the question, so I’m ignoring […]

Past Imperfect – #415

In a rare moment of reflection, one that may or may not have been carefully devised by publicists, director Alfred Hitchcock and star Anthony Perkins discuss their current project, a lovely dissertation on misplaced values known as “Psycho”… Alfred: “So, Tony, how do you think the shoot is […]

Past Imperfect – #381

Humphrey Bogart, left: “I told you to stop arguing with me. Don’t you understand that I have a gun pointed at you?” Bette Davis, right: “But that’s what I’m talking about. I can’t take that gun seriously. Did you steal it from one of the munchkins in The […]

Past Imperfect – #379

Greta was feeling a bit blue. She hadn’t seen her lover in days and she was beginning to suspect that their torrid relationship had run its course. If so, then Ramon’s sudden disinterest had come at a rather inopportune time, as he had been handling both her and […]

Past Imperfect – #341

Velma was troubled. It was bad enough that this was the anniversary of the day her beloved was cruelly ripped from her life, the result of a tragic plumbing accident that no one saw coming. It was even worse that Velma, on a simple quest to procure a […]

Past Imperfect – #335

Douglas Fairbanks, left: “Well, here we go again.” Mary Pickford, right: “Now, Dougie, let’s not be grumpy. You know we have to deal with the press, it’s just what we do as Hollywood Royalty.” Douglas: “But why do we have to let them into our house? It’s annoying.” […]

Past Imperfect – #362

That wicked crafting tool makes another appearance… Theresa: “Okay, I finally finished up on this homemade valentine that you insisted I make for your husband and… are you even listening to me?” Marlene: “Of course I’m listening to you, darling, I’m just not looking at you.” Theresa: “You […]