Rest in peace, eternally thirsty Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

Christopher Lee

A painting I did in honor of the great Christopher Lee. Besides the Dracula films, my favorite films of his are the Hitchcock-tinged Scream of Fear (1961), the sadomasochistic The Whip and the Body (1963), Jess Franco’s Eugenie… the Story of Her Journey into Perversion (1970) loosely adapted from the Marquis de Sade’s Philosophy in the Boudoir (one of my favorite books), and the Bond film The Man With the Golden Gun (1974).  And I can’t forget his TV appearances in the Alfred Hitchcock Hour and The Avengers. May you finally be able to quench your bloodlust, Dracula.

Whip-wielding Christopher Lee in The Whip and the Body

Whip-wielding Christopher Lee in The Whip and the Body dir. by Mario Bava

Christopher Lee in The Whip and the Body

Christopher Lee in The Whip and the Body dir. by Mario Bava

Welcome to my den of sin

… to my noir-infused underworld of murder ballads, hard-boiled odalisques, gangsters, jazz musicians, beatniks, and aesthetes.

My name is Elizabeth Yoo. I am a freelance illustrator and noir writer living in New York.

My tumblr blog lejazznik was my first attempt (a few years ago) at making a website– it mainly became a place for me to post and reblog my favorite films, photographs, music, art, and literature. With this website I hope to finally achieve what I initially wanted to make: a focused, visually stimulating refuge in which I can share my favorite things– the things that make me happy– and indulge in my many interests.

At the moment I am working on a series of paintings inspired by the films and novels of Alain Robbe-Grillet. I can’t wait to share my noir stories with you– they will all be accompanied with an illustration or two.

Please enjoy your stay. Today is also Nancy Sinatra‘s birthday. So let’s celebrate.

Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra