I came to his office at Universal, and he told me to come back every Friday at a quarter to 12, because at 12:30 we would eat. So 45 minutes of work. And he would work on my script — on High Anxiety — with me. And he said, ‘Well, don’t leave out this and don’t leave out that.’ And he said, ‘What are you going to do about The Birds?’ I said, ‘Well, gee, at the moment I haven’t included it.’ And he said, ‘Well, why don’t you have them attack you with … their doody? If they all sh-t all over you, I mean, it’s going to be funny.’ I said, ‘Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Hitchcock.’ — Mel Brooks: ‘I’m An EGOT; I Don’t Need Any More’ : NPR
Buckets of iron ore are transported to a major steelworks in Hunedoara, Romania, November 1975.
Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic
The National Symphony Orchestra performs on the Potomac River, March 1942.
Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic
The Far Side
Tourists explore eroded clay rock formations in Nevada, 1946.
Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic
the abyss (by mopostal)
An Autochrome depicts a 1920’s gas station in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd, National Geographic