January 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Wright Brothers in France, 1908

Five years after the initial flight at Kitty Hawk, the French and much of the world was still skeptical of their claims. Once they demonstrated flights in France, the longest lasting over eight minutes, the world at large finally accepted the Wright Brothers as the first… Continue

Added by Stuart Alexander on January 30, 2011 at 4:31am — No Comments

More Snow in Brooklyn Last Night

Added by Stuart Alexander on January 27, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

John Cohen on NPR

John Cohen is reflected in the mirror in the photo above while he was shooting stills for Robert Frank's film Pull My Daisy. Pictured are Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers and Jack Kerouac. Follow this link for the brief story from NPR:…

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Added by Stuart Alexander on January 23, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Another of Grahan Rawle's Bright Ideas

Added by Stuart Alexander on January 23, 2011 at 3:21am — No Comments

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

The 1953 musical fantasy film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T features young Bart Collins (above) who has been kidnapped by the evil Dr. T (below).…

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Added by Stuart Alexander on January 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Unknown Photographer Rescued from Oblivion

Vivian Maier made her living as a nanny on the north side of Chicago. When she was not working, she was out photographing. Her work was pretty good. We owe it to a 26 year old man for rescuing her photographs. She died last year only days before he discovered her name. See the video below to learn…

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Added by Stuart Alexander on January 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Wombats for the New Year

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Added by Stuart Alexander on January 10, 2011 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Kodachrome (1935-2010)

Added by Stuart Alexander on January 6, 2011 at 1:41am — No Comments

Yet to Come XV

Added by Stuart Alexander on January 4, 2011 at 3:20am — No Comments

Pelléas et Mélisande

A year ago today, I spent the day wandering around the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Today I spent the afternoon at the Metropolitan Opera production of Pelléas et Mélisande thanks to free tickets…

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Added by Stuart Alexander on January 1, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Happy New Year 2011 !!!

Added by Stuart Alexander on January 1, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

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