She refused to give up everything when she said, “I do.”

A selection of 4CP images curated by Lynn Peril

An almost unbearably emotive voice.

The boozy, self-absorbed Patsy Stone is one of TV’s greatest characters.

A great gossip, and an acerbic critic of writers and artists in Paris

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Who cares what the world thinks an “old lady” is supposed to look like?

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Lynn Peril on a panel from YOUNG LOVE (1950)


“There has never been anything like this before in human society.”

Pianos plink and glide, strings zigzag into space!

A dancer by training, and an iconoclast by nature.


She was devoted to comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable.

Even if you didn’t know his name, you knew his “Kustom Monsters.”

Rock‘n’roll, horror movies, and Orange Sun­shine acid

Find out why “the name of Marie Vassilieff will remain in the history of Montparnasse.”

Meet the woman who trans­formed paleo­anthro­po­logical field re­search.

At the age of 15, ARI UP (Arianna Forster, born 1962) was…


Dubbed the “Striptease Intellectual” by the American Mercury, GYPSY ROSE LEE (1911-70)…


A virtuoso pianist with a biting wit, OSCAR LEVANT (1906-72) was equally…


HARRIET MONROE (1860-1936) was the original zinester. In 1912, at the age…


The Clash was on the front lines of the punk revolution of…


Finnish-born MAILA NURMI (1921-2008) kicked around Hollywood as a hatcheck girl and…


On September 23, 1969, a group of women, conspicuous among them a…


Classically chiseled male bodies in sumptuous black and white.


LOTTE LENYA (1898-1981) once described her voice as “an octave below laryngitis.”…