Aces, Eights, & Guns

The Office of Kusanagi 'Shotgun' Tsubame, P. I.

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theacademy:

Anna May Wong was a native Los Angeleno and the first Chinese-American movie star. She landed her first film at 17 years old in the silent The Toll of the Sea and later appeared opposite Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express

Though she was a talented actress, she struggled to avoid being typecast. What’s worse, she occasionally was passed over for Asian roles when producers hired Europeans instead of her. 

In 1951 Wong became the first Asian lead in a U.S. television show when she starred in “The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong”.

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orchid-a-day:

Dracula inaequalis
Syn.: Masdevallia inaequalis; Masdevallia carderi; Dracula carderi
September 9, 2014 

One of these beauties showed up on my doorstep today - one single, absolutely perfect bloom with a note from a certain best head-and-foot detective north of the south pole:
Silk-and-Satin,
My contribution to our monkey face discussion over the weekend. Trumps, I think?—S. P.
Oh yes. Trumps it is. I’m a happy loser, hell.

orchid-a-day:

Dracula inaequalis

Syn.: Masdevallia inaequalis; Masdevallia carderi; Dracula carderi

September 9, 2014 

One of these beauties showed up on my doorstep today - one single, absolutely perfect bloom with a note from a certain best head-and-foot detective north of the south pole:

Silk-and-Satin,

My contribution to our monkey face discussion over the weekend. Trumps, I think?

S. P.

Oh yes. Trumps it is. I’m a happy loser, hell.

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[Pete] was a wiry little specimen with black hair that needed a trim and sharp black eyes, the top of his head coming about level with the knot of my four-in-hand. I had seen him around the neighborhood but had nothing either for or against him. The thing was to ease him off without starting a feud, and ordinarily I would have gone at it, but after Wolfe’s childish performance with Fritz I thought it would do him good to have another child to play with. 

—‘The Golden Spiders’, Rex Stout

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orchid-a-day:

Dracula roezlii
Syn.: Masdevallia roezlii; Masdevallia chimaera var. roezlii; Masdevallia winniana; Masdevallia roezlii var, rubra et al.
September 5, 2014 

DRACULA. 

orchid-a-day:

Dracula roezlii

Syn.: Masdevallia roezlii; Masdevallia chimaera var. roezlii; Masdevallia winniana; Masdevallia roezlii var, rubra et al.

September 5, 2014 

DRACULA.