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This Sporting Life

Monday, June 12th, 2023

My painting, etching, and Ceramics sculptures competing with French Open Players and Bikers.

Elina Svitolina married Gael Monfils

ELINA Svitolina and Gaël Monfils have been married for nearly two years.

Clint Eastwood was in “Witches” Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
Clint Eastwood and Silvana Mangano in “Le streghe” (ENG: “The Witches”), a 1967 Italian anthology film consisting of five comic stories, directed by Luchino Visconti, Franco Rossi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Mauro Bolognini and Vittorio De Sica. Each story is about witches and features different actors, except for Mangano who stars in all segments.
Film production took place in the period in which Eastwood was often in Italy because he was working with Sergio Leone in his epic ‘dollar trilogy’ Spaghetti Western movies. Perhaps, it is precisely for this reason that the screenwriters chose a particularly ironic role for him: in the last segment of this movie (“An Evening Like the Others”, directed by Vittorio De Sica), he plays the part of a Western movie lover who does not know how to change the flat relationship with his wife, even going as far as to disguise himself as a gunslinger to entertain her 😅
Reportedly, Clint Eastwood was given the choice of taking $25,000 in cash or $20,000 plus a new Ferrari sports car by producer Dino De Laurentiis to play in this movie. He chose the money and the Ferrari (a spectacular 275 GTB), so that his agent wouldn’t be able to get ten percent of the car.

LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood And John Baldessari Presented By Gucci

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Co-chair Leonardo DiCaprio, honorees John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood, co-chair Eva Chow and Wallis Annenberg CEO Michael Govan attend LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari Presented By Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)

Focus on outdated lingo and Michel Legrand-scored beach montages and risk missing the inexorable peeling of the values from bourgeoisie and counterculture alike, Eastwood’s Sirkian attention to vivid reds within hollow interiors, the pointed way the protagonist is exposed in all his male dread by a Mephistophelian sauna comrade, and Holden’s abrupt realization, while paying for his girlfriend’s new duds, that he is now playing the Norma Desmond part. (via MUBI)

William Holden was directed by Clint Eastwood the film was titled “Breezy”.’
Happy birthday Clint Eastwood!
Talking about his affair with Jean Seberg here.
Kevin Costner directed by Clint Eastwood in The Perfect World.”’

170 Greatest Clint Eastwood Quotes’

Happy International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023
  • 1catherineindochine

  • Requiem

  • Kate Millet by Alice Neel – 1970

  • (Nancy Kwan, Bruce Lee and Sharon Tate)

  • Roz Chast – Cartoons and Memoire

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

  • (Photo via)

    Her 2014 graphic memoir “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” won the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award. Chast combined cartoons, text, and photos to tell the story of how she helped her elderly parents navigate the end of their lives. In her memoir she frankly talks about what it was like to parent one’s parents, as well as how it led her to examine her own mortality.

  • Roz Chast wiki

    Her New Yorker cartoons began as small black-and-white panels, but increasingly used more color and often appear over several pages. Her first cover for The New Yorker was the August 4, 1986 issue

  • Roz Chast homepage

  • Her Memoire

  • Celebrate Our Greatest Talk Show Host Dick Cavett – 2022

    Saturday, November 19th, 2022
  • “I do remember Nebraska idyllic images. Playing guns with my friends, or kick-the-can, or ditch, watching airplanes drone overhead on lazy Sunday afternoons, collecting June bugs in a jar on summer nights, playing statues, making mud slippers. … I know there are people who can’t dredge up a single pleasant memory of their childhood, and I can come up with a hundred from mine, some of them right off a calendar or out of ‘Tom Sawyer,’ ” wrote Dick Cavett in his autobiography, “Cavett,” in 1974.

    Happy birthday Dick Cavett (wiki)

  • Anagram Brando Conversation (Previous Post)

  • Why Dick Cavett was the greatest talk show host of all time

  • Ingmar Bergman, Bibi Andersson & Dick Cavett on youtube here.

  • Dick Cavett’s Top 10 at Criterion

  • Mel Brooks, Frank Captra Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Altman on Dick Cavett Show

  • (Orson Welles Interviews Dick Cavett.)
    Assorted hijinks an interview with Dick Cavett (Paris View)

  • Happy Halloween 2022

    Monday, October 31st, 2022
  • Happy Halloween!

  • Anton Sikharulidze & Elena Berezhnaya Skating to Chaplin & Chaplin’s Roller Skating.

    Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

  • (Anton Sikharulidze & Elena Berezhnaya)

  • Cars Without Men – Jan 12, 2022

    Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

  • (Photo by Fung Lin Hall)

  • (それ お 送る – Send it)
    (Photo by Fung Lin Hall)

  • (Photo by Fung Lin Hall – Dec 31,2021)

    Happy birthday Haruki Murakami (Jan 12, 1949)

  • My Poverty Shaped like a Cheescake (A short story by Murakami translated by PeterCat)

  • A Memoir, The History of Bones – by John Lurie

    Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

  • (Happy birthday John Lurie – December 14)

    John Lurie’s father used to take him to fishing. John Lurie is a hard working, self taught artist in music, acting and in painting. Basquiat painted and slept at his place. Basquiat was a close friend that Lurie wrote a lot about in this memoir.
    John Lurie is a world traveller.
    He wrote about Africa, one of many places Lurie visited. He wrote.
    “I had been depressed for a long, long time. I could not get out of it. Africa saved me. You can feel life started there.

  • More paintings at his Gallery with great soundtrack from John Lurie’s Strange and Beautiful homepage

  • Strange and Beautiful John Lurie (previous post)

  • Listen to his playing here (

  • John Lurie: ‘I wanted to break into Martha Stewart’s house and change the curtains. My lawyer said no’
    (He’s hung out with Warhol and gone ice fishing with Willem Dafoe, but the Fishing With John man’s new series stars just him and his canvas)

  • (A man, a bull and of course, the Soldier Bunnies. – John Lurie)

  • Themes and Variations – Brick, Bottles and Chipmunk

    Sunday, May 16th, 2021

  • (2 dogs, 2 dead cameras and some colorful empty bottles)


    Photos by Fung Lin Hall

  • George Carlin, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Florence Nightingale, were born on May 12

    Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
  • George Carlin (See three videos here)

    Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. George Carlin)

  • Dorothy Hodgkin (Previous post – Dorothy was born on May 12, 1910

  • Florence Nightingale click to see large
    Florence Nightingale 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910 was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

  • Photos of Three Chairs Unfolding

    Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

  • (photos by Fung Lin Hall)

  • Chorus of Chairs

  • Mad Tea Party

  • Maria Callas and the red Chair

  • Elephant, & Dragon Chairs

  • See Elegant chairs (scroll down)

  • Specters of Noon