Archive for February, 2009

28
Feb
09

Richmond Tattoo Convention

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This is the first one I can remember. What a time for my camera to be in the shop, so I bought a t-shirt and an 8×10 of this fully tattooed woman at her booth. What I remember the most is the place sounding like a bee-hive from the tattooist at work and everybody proudly on display.

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Richmond Tattoo today….

http://www.rvatattoo.com/

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26
Feb
09

Félix Bonfils

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https://otway.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/maison-bonfils-felix-active-1864-1885/

26
Feb
09

Rx Fashion

 

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This is a rough cut for a new O3  t-shirt for spring, of Prescription Medicine  it appears I will be taking for the rest of my life, and you wonder why there seems to be a WALGREENS on every corner.

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23
Feb
09

Dotsy in Paris

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If you find a postcard of this photo bring it back!

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Here are some of my favorite vintage postcards starting with an O3 fake…

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22
Feb
09

Kiki (Alice Prin)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeCDT1pb9s8&eurl=http://thedailymuse.org/2008/02/

 Kiki’s Memoirs. Introduction By Ernest Hemingway.
by KIKI (ALICE PRIN). Publisher Information:
Paris: Black Manikin Press, 1930.

This book was published the following year in New York City by Black Manikin Press but it was banned by the United States government. Kiki’s Memoirs remained barred in the United States as late as the 1970s when it was still held in the section for banned books in the New York Public Library. Finally, in 1996, her book was translated and published.

Hemingway wrote the introduction to this autobiography of Alice Prin, an exotic model known as “Kiki.” Hemingway’s introduction was also published separately as a pamphlet. Hemingway praised Kiki’s skill as a writer and there is considerable evidence that suggests his own memoir, A Moveable Feast, was influenced by that of Kiki.

THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION of the Memoirs of Kiki of Montparnasse is back in print after many years. For students of Hemingway, this is an important event for a number of reasons. First, because it includes one of Hemingway’s liveliest pieces of critical prose–the introduction written especially for the English version published in Paris in 1930. Second, because of Kiki’s importance in the Paris of the twenties. As Ernest himself said, It was also very pleasant aft> r working, to see Kiki. She was very wonderful to look at. Having a fine face to start with she had made it a work of art. She had a wonderfully beautiful body and a fine voice, talking voice, not singing voice, and she certainly dominated the era of Montparnasse more than Queen Victoria ever dominated the Victorian Era. (Kluver 50)

 Kiki, was the stage name for Alice Ernestine Prin (1901 – 1953), a nightclub singer, actress, model, and painter.

 Born in Chatillon-sur-Seine, Cte d’Or, Burgundy, France on October 2, 1901. An illegitimate child, she was raised in abject poverty by her grandmother. At age 12 she was sent to Paris to be educated and by age 14 she was posing nude for sculptors.

Alice Prin became one of the most famous artists’ models ever, the most notable of which is a colection of photographs by Man Ray and the portrait of her painted by Moise Kisling titled Nu assis. Her partnership with Man Ray produced some of Surrealism’s most significant images. The symbol of bohemian and creative Paris, at age 28 she was declared “Queen of Montparnasse.” Her music hall performances, in black hose and garters, included crowd-pleasing raunchy songs, which somehow were both uninhibited yet inoffensive. She also had a role in nine different motion pictures, including Fernand Leger’s famous Ballet mcanique.

She was the mistress of Man Ray, and a friend of Chaim Soutine, Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst and other artists. Ernest Hemingway and Tsuguharu Foujita provided the introduction for her 1929 memoirs. This book was published the following year in New York City by Black Manikin Press but it was banned by the United States government. Kiki’s Memoirs remained barred in the United States as late as the 1970s when it was still held in the section for banned books in the New York Public Library. Finally, in 1996, her book was translated and published.

Long after her time, Kiki remains the embodiment of the outspokenness, audacity, and creativity that marked this period of Montparnasse. She has a Daylily named after her: Kiki De Montparnasse.

A capable painter in her own right, a sold-out exhibition of Kiki’s own paintings was held in Paris’ Galerie au Sacre du Printemps in 1927. Her drawings and paintings comprised portraits and dreamy landscapes composed in a light, slightly uneven expressionist style that was very much a reflection of her own easy-going manner and boundless optimism.

Even during difficult times, she maintained her positive attitude saying, “All I need is an onion, a bit of bread, and a bottle of red (wine); and I will always find somebody to offer me that.”

When she died, a huge crowd of artists and fans attended her funeral. Foujita said that with Kiki, they buried forever the glorious days of Montparnasse.

22
Feb
09

Mistec Lila

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19
Feb
09

Bug Bite

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A couple of years back I was using my chainsaw and my left arm started going numb, well was my time up I thought? Their was some stinging involved also, so I checked my self out and found this on me. I think Althea gave me a Benadryl and I lived!

18
Feb
09

New Schwinn

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Wish I had found this at beginning of Winter….

17
Feb
09

Overhill Lake

 

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Our Bartender from FRECKLES did a TV ad for Overhill Lake decades ago.

https://otway.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/sharon-b.jpg

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRLP65VSdrE&feature=channel_page

16
Feb
09

Sardines and Bitters!

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I’m praying to God for a little fried cod
Quitting whiskey has give me the jitters,
Ain’t this the s__t, the doctor say’s quit,
and he’s put me on Sardines and Bitters!

Sardines and Bitters, Sardines and Bitters!
The quack put me on Sardines and Bitters!
He claims it’s my ticker
No more chips and licker
his prescription was Sardines and Bitters!

first draft : Bob E.

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Drinking Angostura Bitters at Nelsen’s Hall is still a tradition on the island. More than 10,000 people each year join the Bitters Club, by drinking a shot of bitters and receiving a membership card from Nelsen’s Hall. Members can be found in almost every state and many foreign countries. As a result, more bitters are consumed per capita at Nelsen’s Hall than any other place in the world.

http://www.washingtonisland.com/nelsens/

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Suntory Bitters I’m hunting for?

https://otway.wordpress.com/2009/01/29/snake-oil/




1984 Computer portrait from State Fair

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