Archive for Barbara Steele

Master Shots

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on April 9, 2020 by dcairns

The Chiseler’s Daniel Riccuito and I have collaborated on three little tiny pieces about particularly impressive master shots in cinema. The first is up, here. It’s from a Barbara Steele movie, yes, but Babs herself does not appear in this particular shot. But I figured you wouldn’t mind a pic of her.

Soupy Flails in the Sunset

Posted in FILM with tags , , on March 4, 2020 by dcairns


Barbara Steele told Daniel Riccuito at The Chiseler, he told me, and I wrote this.


Steele Herself

Posted in FILM, literature with tags , , , , on July 28, 2017 by dcairns

A Barbara Steele selfie.

Apparently never-learning, I have co-authored another article on Miss Steele with Daniel Riccuito, although when told the piece was up at The Notebook I couldn’t remember contributing anything to it. What does Peter Weller say in NAKED LUNCH when presented with his book? “Truly I suspect some colossal con.” Or a small con, in this case.

But there it is in black and white — the synopsis of BLACK SUNDAY’s opening scene is mine, and there’s not a damn thing I can do about it. The rest of the piece, needless to say, is excellent, classic Riccuito delirium.