I am not really sure if movie lobby cards are still used much for promotion, but there was a time they were in high demand for film collectors. 1981's Endless Love may not have raked in tons at the box office, or won much critical acclaim, but it did leave an impression on many. Like his characters obsession with Brooke Shields, many fans of the original film find it difficult to get thoughts of actor Martin Hewitt out of their minds.
I first saw the flick on VHS in the 90's, but every time it returns to television, or I see an image I fall again in lust with Hewitt. It was interesting to me to see the focus on not just Martin, but the male skin (including co-star James Spader) in the films French and German lobby cards. Or course most countries are not as hung up on male nudity as America is, but I am still sort of surprised it was the male skinning, and not Shields that was promoted, especially for a film released in the early 80's. Like The Blue Lagoon though, I guess some back then knew that it would be her male co-stars, not Shields, who would be remembered from the films.
Below: A particular favorite... not a surprise. The last image is from my 2012 post on Martin that you can find HERE:
It has been far too long since I had the pleasure of featuring the work of artist John M Clum. John's images of model and personal trainer Westopher make a perfectly timed return though, especially given John's wardrobe and color choices. John's motto, photography through the eyes of a painter, is always ever present within his images and with Westopher, the base colors are white and red.
I am pretty sure winter, and especially Christmas, were on John's mind when he shot West Hollywood's Westopher, but they were on mine when I saw them. I was away the last few days, and given how mild it was when I headed out, I left some of my windows open. Arriving home this morning, my house was freezing and for the first time this year, the furnace was put on. The temperature had dropped close to 15 degree's since I had left. After I settled back in, I began (finally) to put away my Halloween decorations and as I did, felt my first flicker of Christmas spirit.
It is far too early to haul out the Christmas stuff, but Westopher's long socks, especially with the red and white candy cain stripes, have me thinking of the season as I hauled out my own long socks and heavier winter clothes. Westopher's attire, may not exactly keep him warm on those cold (well coolish) California winter nights, but they do heat up those enjoying the results of his work with John.
'The investigation to find the killer of 14 year old Cal Bray reveals their dark and dirty secrets, hidden behind the picture-perfect English countryside.'
Sounds good doesn't it? A little Twin Peakish. The plot describes Glue, a British television drama that began airing on E4 this past September. I have yet to see it, but after hearing about the plot, and after seeing caps of actor Callum Turner from the series, I am anxiously awaiting doing so!
Callum in Leaving (2012)
24 year old Callum got his start as a model, working with Next London and featured in many successful campaigns including his work with Reebok. A love of film, inspired by his mother, had Callum transition to acting in 2011. In addition to acting, Callum has also made his directing debut in the short Splinter in 2013. Callum's star is most certainly on the rise and next year will be seen along side James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe in the newest big screen adaptation of Frankenstein.