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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES, 1930s

The Great Schnozzola: 1968

The Great Schnozzola: 1968

August 1968. Los Angeles. "Actor Jimmy Durante in swimsuit relaxing at home." 35mm negative from photos by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine assignment "Pinocchio Lives!" View full size.

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What on earth

So much to look at here, but I shall decline to comment on most of what I see. One item, however, drawn to my attention by the double unbuttoning of his shirt, is some kind of golden spider visible inside the shirt. Is it a low-hanging pendant? Something medical? A figment of my imagination?

[A loose thread. - Dave]

One of the nicest people in showbiz

Or so I have read. Jimmy was especially generous with children in need. Perhaps someone else can add specifics.

 
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Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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