Saturday, January 03, 2009

Friday, January 02, 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Alfred Steiglitz

Another take.


Something wrong with this view.

Something about this view...

The Secret Life of the Birthday Boy
J. Edgar Hoover

According to Summers, the Mafia claimed to have the goods on Edgar and Clyde, including compromising photographs of the two men engaging in oral sex. That knowledge provided the mob with rich blackmail material. It protected gangsters like Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello from FBI scrutiny for more than 20 years and forced Hoover to insist that syndicated crime was not a national problem. Perhaps Summers' most bizarre revelation is an account provided by Susan Rosenstiel, the wife of a liquor distiller and gambling crony. Rosenstiel recalls attending what she thought would be an elegant private party at New York City's Plaza Hotel in the company of lawyer Roy Cohn, Hoover and others. Instead, Cohn introduced Rosenstiel to a woman named "Mary," dressed in a fluffy black dress, lace stockings and high heels. It was obvious Mary was no woman. "You could see where he shaved. It was Hoover," said Rosenstiel. Joined by Cohn, Hoover stripped down to a tiny garter belt and proceeded to have sex with two young boys. Cohn later joked about the evening. "That was really something, wasn't it, with Mary Hoover?"

George Marinko

~25 years ago tonight...


I know that, but we gotta try anyway.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Well, just cut to the chase:

has she outed The Coop yet?

Happy Birthday, Patti.

Foolin' in the photo lab with the orig neg + Jerry Uelsmann

This Day in History|1990

Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting.

Anderson Hayes Cooper, son of socialite and fashion doyenne Gloria Vanderbilt, is shown here, in his first modeling assignment as a "mascot" for the station, a scenario long played down by the Cooper himself.

Ripe for treatment.


The Other Inconvenient Truth
Closer than you think...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Vault|1986
Backstreet Exhibition

Mickey introduced me to Marvin in late 1984. It took about 18 months to convince Marvin I meant nothing untoward. The old Home Depot had orange concrete parking pillars, and a great white concrete brick wall. And I always knew where the sun would be at a particular time.

Years later, these five prints (20" x 30", archival, vintage) were stolen from my car overnight in a tony Hartford neighborhood. They never resurfaced.

Caravaggio in my backyard|Hartford CT
The Wadsworth Atheneum

George Marinko

UNTITLED Circa 1930

George Marinko, 1908-1989
signed lower left, 10.25" x 10.25"
gouache and watercolor on gray paper

George Marinko

Cave Canem! Wooster Street, New Haven
Jerry B + Brutus M

Sunday, December 28, 2008

This Day in History|1945
I pledge allegiance...

to the flag


Door Number One

Door Number Two

Door Number Three

45rpm price increase

Stan Lee

Surrealism's Best

Happy Birthday, Rod Serling!

Save Your Life!
Shop + Shop Alike
OfficeMaxx v Staples v Office Depot

From $159 – $299, this Sunday morning on the internet.

A deal would have been $99, shipped overnight free-of-charge.

Eitherway, the wrapping is sweet: save your life. As the seals, which require breaking.

There's two kinds of people folks.

All hard drives will come to a crashing halt when you are least expecting it, when you can least afford it (professionally or financially), and will SUCK valuable time from your day(s) trying to reconstitute files, if not entire accounts.

Hot would have had this delivered, three days overnight (order Sunday, receive Thurs early am), free of shipping charge, no tax, and $99 solid.

Still this is close.