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All dressed up, and…

Steve Schofield is a English photographer who is exploring “the fascination that the British public has with American popular culture and the sub-cultural world of fandom.”

His most recent collection, “The Land of the Free” (a reference to Archibald MacLeisch’s 1938 book), is mesmerizing…

See them all here.

As we perfect our costumes, we might recall that it was on the evening of this date in 1934 that John Dillinger, “Public Enemy #1,” was shot and mortally wounded outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago by FBI agents led by Melvin Purvis.  Dillinger had just seen Manhattan Melodrama (a gangster picture) with his girlfriend, Polly Hamilton, and Anna Sage (Ana Cumpanas); Anna, an illegal alien, had tipped the especially-anxious Purvis (from whom Dillinger had escaped before) to the plan in return for immunity from deportation and some cash.

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July 22, 2008 at 1:01 am

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