Catherine Deneuve said in an interview here.
“To be in his atelier, to see those objects he had made and to experience his excitement at making the photograph. I was curious about all of these things.” She remembers him as “nice, welcoming, but he didn’t talk so much. His approach was soft, gentle. The way he worked reminded me of Buñuel.”
(Gerard Depardieu was Danton directed by Wajda)
March 6 -birthday of late Andrez Wajda
Wittgenstein and Hitler Attended the Same School in Austria, at the Same Time (1904)
Ludwig Wittgenstein archive (his photos, the house he designed etc)
(Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge & Marlon Brando )
Happy birthday Harry Belafonte!
Ralph Ellison – March 1, 1914. (His birthday)
Happy Chinese Lunar New Year of the Fire Rooster!
Map of China as Rooster .. by Jurgen Trautwein
Funny Rooster on youtube .
Red Rooster 1996 by Edward Ruscha
Ed Ruscha archive here.
Year of Monkey
(see Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn and Katharine Hepburn playing with monkey)
Year of Goat (Zubaran, Marguerite Yourcenar, etc)
Year of Wood horse (Turin Horse, Leonardo etc)
Then there’s the Pathé rooster, who’s been going strong for more than a hundred years and still turns up in silhouette at the end of the current Pathé “mobile” logo. So far as I know, that rooster has had the longest life of any movie symbol, in part because he originated with the Pathé Frères in France during the late 1800s, was registered in the U.S. in 1902, and adorned a record label (“I sing loud and clear” was the original slogan) as well as newsreels and feature films over the decades. It’s nice to see the company still respects its longtime mascot.
By TERRENCE RAFFERTY- OCT. 26, 2016
The Latest and Best in Horror
Rene Burri – Germany Treptow, 1959
Swiss photographer see more here.
Studs Terkel interviews a very young Bob Dylan in 1963 and it’s incredible
If you’re a fan of Dylan’s early work, I implore you to spend an hour with this stellar interview that he did with Studs Terkel from the spring of 1963 . You won’t regret it. It’s a very cool piece of history in my humble opinion.
Bob Dylan is a notoriously tough person to interview and that’s definitely the case here, even this early in his life as a public persona. On the other hand, Terkel is a veteran interviewer, one of the best ever, and he seems genuinely impressed with the young man who was just 21 at the time and had but one record of mainly covers under his belt. Terkel does a good job of keeping things on track as he expertly gets out of the way and listens while gleaning what he can from his subject. It’s an interesting match-up.
Studs Terkel “guerilla journalist”
Painting by Beverly Finster.
(Visiting Rubin Hurricane Carter)
Bob Dylan and Levon playing Ping Pong here.
Via Ray Grasse –
Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize for literature – the award will be formally handed out on Dec. 10th, just as Jupiter crosses over the top of his horoscope (which pretty much confirms that birth time.)
It wasn’t [Bob Dylan’s] originality which first impressed me, but his familiarity. He was a person out of my books, singing to the real guitar. Dylan was what I’d always meant by the poet. – Leonard Cohen
See Bob Dylan – photo by Danny Lyon..
(Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012)
Gore Vidal would have been 91. Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer – we miss you.
Photos via Previous post (Goodbye Gore Vidal)
The Best of Beasties by - David Ehrenstein
NY Magazine (Best of Enemies)
Life in Feuds: How Gore Vidal gripped a nation..
and Tseng Kwong Chi
My mirrored glasses give
the picture a neutral
impact and a surrealistic
quality I am looking for.
I am an inquisitive traveler,
a witness of my time, and
an ambiguous ambassador.
Tseng Kwong Chi
Tseng and Herman Costa, Aids Memrorial (Photos of Eleven Good Men)
Tseng was 39 when he died.
See him at Grand Canyon
His imagery was always the curious, blank Chinese tourist. I would say to Kwong that you don’t fool me, I know, I can sense protest when I see it… this blankness was the way in which this culture at large expected him, as an Asian man, to exist. So he became a kind of a cipher, a smooth surface that because it was so impenetrable, this persona, it reflected everything!
Bill T. Jones
[TSENG’s work is like] a cross between Ansel Adams and Cindy Sherman.
Happy birthday Bernie Sanders!
via Andrew Bonheler
See previous post on Bernie Sanders (Contempt for Voters, theater of cruelty, undemocratic primary of 2016.
Martin Buber. I and thou.
“The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.”
― Martin Buber
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
― Martin Buber
Sparrow Impromptu in Portland – Hilarious Falcon Flying from Bosnia to Syria – War and Peace Spring of 2016
Doris Lessing archive here.
Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game
A CAT/A FUTURE
A cat can draw
behind her eyes
alters in the stare
itself but she’s
not there. Likewise
a future can occlude:
still sitting there,
doing nothing rude.