Author Archives: Chris Floyd

About Chris Floyd

Tennessee. Moscow. Oxford.

Deborah Greco: The Shiver

“I don’t get the shiver as often as I used to. The semi, quasi (pseudo?) epileptic spasm that re-sets my psyche, restores it to its more natural state, after a particularly acute attack of the strange mental ailment that has … Continue reading

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A change of heart at the dressing table

Pencil sketch, digital paint.

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Louise Goulding

“Louise Goulding. Parisian TV presenter and celebrity whose career took a strange turn after what she called ‘a vastation’ that overwhelmed her one night as she was hosting a panel show on travel. In the middle of a sentence, she … Continue reading

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Louis Natterton, Passaic, New Jersey, 1948

“Yes, I know I look like him. No, I’m not related. No, I’m not a gangster. I used to be an insurance salesman but now I’m an accountant.” Pencil sketch.

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My Confession: Grigory Ivanov, 1938

“‘You say I betrayed the Party? I did worse than that: I betrayed the Revolution. I betrayed the Revolution when I embraced the bureaucratism of the General Secretary and helped build a whole new ruling class to oppress the workers … Continue reading

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Stars of the silent screen: Darla Deveraux

“Darla Deveraux (Debbie Nozinski). Although she started out in bit parts as a ‘leggy blonde’ in comedies by Fatty Arbuckle and others, Deveraux was soon discovered by the great Swedish director, Victor Sjöström, after his arrival in Hollywood. He encouraged her … Continue reading

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Priscilla Weymouth

Priscilla Weymouth, London, 1966.

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