Wednesday, August 31, 2016

notebook drawing august 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Gene Wilder 1933-2016

Fuck shit piss. Gene Wilder is gone, but donald trump, dick chaney, sarah palin, paul ryan, mitch McConnell and all the others still walk this earth. unfair.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ingrid Bergman in her own words 2015.

If you love and adore the most wonderful Ingrid, then this documentary is for you. Since I love and adored her, I pretty much had a lovely time with this movie that is nice and rich with terrific footage of her young and later on in her life, but unfortunately doesn't shed much light on her fascinating and sadly short (she died at 67) life. All the marriages are here and some of the affairs, most notably with the great photographer Robert Capa. There are also interviews with her children including the three from Rossellini and Pia Lindström who I grew up watching on my local cbs news having no notion of her connection to Bergman. What the documentary made me want was to watch a Bergman movie. My God was she beautiful, simply gorgeous and to see her in the many home movies where she is not wearing any make up attests to her loveliness. There is of course stuff on her controversial relationship and marriage to the great Italian neo realist Roberto Rossellini, and we now can finally recognize just how good their collaborations were. Check out Vovage to Italy, Europa 51 or Stromboli if you don't believe me. There's scant material and footage on her great Hollywood career, no clips from Gaslight, or most of the other films, and there is a quick hello to Casablanca. No mention or footage is shown of her winning her third Oscar for Murder On The Orient Express and her generous and gracious nod to fellow nominee that year Valentina Cortese, who Ingrid thought should have won the Oscar for Day For Night and said so in her acceptance speech, you can see it on Youtube. But there is the lovely moment of Cary Grant accepting her Oscar for Anastasia in 1957. Ah Ingrid.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Max Ritvo 1990-2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Marvin Kaplan 1927-2016

One of my favorite character actors has passed

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Steven Hill 1922-2016

Summer No. 8. August 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Don't Think Twice 2016

Although not the laugh fest that I was hoping for, Mike Birbiglia's cozy and comfy comedy "Don't Think Twice" should bring smiles and yes some laugh out loud moments for you. Set in Hipsterville , which is sometimes known as New York City it tells the story of a group of 6 friends who are part of an improv troupe trying to make it big or at least stay afloat in the rough and tumble world of comedy/theatre. The troupe is made up of some very nice and real characters, all with flaws but generally nice people who are quite capable of jealousy and fangs especially when it comes to competing for a spot on the long running comedy show Weekend Live better known in the real world as Saturday Night live. Some of the stuff is a little too pat, and the ending is too gooey and smiley for me, but Gillian Jacobs imitations of Katherine Hepburn and Gena Rowlands in "A Woman Under The Influence" had me howling and is alone worth the price of a ticket. Clever and knowing with lots of winks the writer, director and actor Birbiglia should have a fine career judging by this little peanut of a movie.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Some recent photographs

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

John Vaccaro 1929-2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fyvush Finkel 1922-2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Botanical No. 4. Summer 2016

My latest sculpture


New appearance at Oddball Magazine. One of my postcards along with a poem by Joan Mazza. You can check it out at this link.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Summer No. 7. August 2016

Monday, August 08, 2016


Forage Poetry Magazine has just posted two of my collages. You can view them and the entire issue at this link.

Thursday, August 04, 2016


These 3 notebook drawings yesterday to a dear friend. Thank you Dina

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