July 21, 2010

Party at 611 Tenth


I completely fail to understand this picture. So, redhead crewcut is... hypnotizing that woman? While... his wife? grows bored in the background and ... the host? holds his head in his hands?

Kodachrome Slide
1955
from What makes the pie shops tick?'s flickr stream

11 comments:

(OvO) said...

Perhaps they were playing that pass the orange using your chin and neck game, but the brunette just dropped it, redhead crewcut is incensed, the host is embarrassed, and his wife is either bored beyond belief or smug because she knows she would've done better.

May said...

It's late night at a party entirely peopled by community theater folk.
I like that you can see the flash from the camera in the mirror.

downtown guy said...

I like both theories!

Ms. Moon said...

May- are you making a statement about my life? Ha!
I think they are simply all at very different points of inebriation. People! Try to drink TOGETHER!

downtown guy said...

I think they are acting out the 7 deadly sins. The redhead is wrath, the giggling woman might be lust or gluttony, the woman behind them is sloth, the man with his head down is envy, and the photographer is pride.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Fucker is really into THE DANCE.

downtown guy said...

He's trying to control her with his mind.

Steph(anie) said...

Maybe he's laying on hands. I used to work with I guy that could see pain and would attempt to heal them with the energy coming out of his hands.

The folks in the background are very uncormfortable and skeptical.

downtown guy said...

Another very good theory.

white rabbit said...

He is hypnotising her...

'You will take me to your room and remove all your clothes. You know you want to...'

downtown guy said...

Look at her hands - she's dying to grab his tackle.