Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010: Maps and History of Oklahoma County 1830-1900.1
Okie Legacy: The 75th Anniversary of the Great Race/Run of 1893 in Oklahoma Territory brought back memories when we shared tidbits from a local newspaper printed in Alva, September, 1968, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the "Great Race of 1893. -- okielegacy.net/75thanniversary-1968.html
BIRTHDAY - 1770 - Ludwig Van Beethoven, composer, 5th Symphony, Ode to Joy - Johann Friedrich Schubert, composer -
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wikipedia: Elsa Sullivan Lanchester (28 October 1902 – 26 December 1986) was an English-American character actress with a long career in theatre, film and television.
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
The car...renowned STUTZ BEARCAT... the status sports car of long ago. "THE CAR THAT MADE GOOD IN ONE DAY", was the title given to Harry C. Stutz in 1911 as he placed 11th in the Indy 500. The Stutz Bearcat is about to once again growl down the straights and scream around the curves of America's roads.
The climax to a life-long dream of custom-automobile
builder, Howard D. Williams of Oklahoma is about to happen. Howard Williams first developed a reproduction of the 1914 Stutz Bearcat automobile while he was President of the Cord International Distributing in the 1960's. The idea for the following event took root prior to the finish of the first prototype which appeared in the Nieman Marcus Christmas catalog for "The Man Who Has Everything". The development of the car started in 1967. A special type of road rally race using these and other antique automobiles was first proposed along with the introduction of the Stutz After Shave and Cologne at the same time, along with a race poster, T-shirt and other accessory items. These were all complimentary products to help promote the introduction of the car.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Guardian: "Few contemporary literary American novels have such a sweep and fewer have the confidence to take on social issues in the way Harper Lee does. Much literary writing today about racism is cloaked in irony or in so much lyricism that it becomes gaseous. Lee refuses to hide behind aesthetics. Her writing is so beautiful, so steady and even and limpid, that she might have evaded confronting these tribalisms head-on, but she doesn't."Lea Carpenter, The Big Think:
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Monday, May 31, 2010
Louise Bourgeois DEAD: Sculptor, Artist Dies, Aged 98
NEW YORK — Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women's deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, died Monday, her studio's managing director said. She was 98.
Bourgeois had continued creating artwork – her latest pieces were finished just last week – before suffering a heart attack Saturday night, said the studio director, Wendy Williams. The artist died at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, where she lived.
Working in a wide variety of materials, she tackled themes relating to male and female bodies and emotions of anger, betrayal, even murder. Her work reflected influences of surrealism, primitivism and the early modernist sculptors such as Alberto Giacometti and Constantin Brancusi.
Louise Bourgeois - Summary: A documentary attempting to shed light on what makes fascinatingly fractious Louise Bourgeois, one of the world’s greatest living artists, tick.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Famous American artist - Pop Artist
1st October 2009
Iconoclastic Hollywood icon Dennis Hopper dies
Dennis Hopper was a republican yet he spent most of his career playing democrats 2 minutes ago via Echofon
Dennis Hopper was the most visionary of all Hollywood bad boys - In a world of fake bad boys, he was the true article — a natural-born rule breaker, a Hollywood rebel who took midnight rides on the wild side with James Dean, a scraggly-haired hippie too hip (and too dark) to let the sunshine in. Dennis Hopper, who died today at 74, was an actor and a filmmaker who tore through boundaries not just because he didn’t like them; most often, he didn’t even see them. I’ll never forget the one time I got to be in a room with him