posted by Lane Savant at 12:35 PM
Ophelia's last name is "Paine".....Ouatta Paine
Hallo, Lane!Who is the person in the photo??? Ophelia, Vincenzo (the Mafioso among your contributors), or who???Tschuess,Anonomann
He's an early 20th century harp player.
Gosh, Anonomann, it's a famouspic of Harpo Marx, the silentmute member of the Marx Brothers.You do recall Groucho and thegang, right? Pic was taken inthe 1930's, when they were newto Hollywood, fresh out ofVaudeville. I like APPLEHOUSEas a new link--thanks. But asanother UK link, like Friko's,I may not be able to registerfor comments on it from the office.We'll see. Lynn looks interesting,and I like her poetry. Maybe shecan get turned on to FFTR.Had a 10 minute weekend with waytoo much to do. Had a friend overSaturday to see my Cinema Museum,and talk about the TFC. ThenMiss M and I went to a birthdayparty for another pal, what hecalls the Polar Plunge. Hisbrother-in-law has a swimmingpool and many of the guests gofor a dip. There were over 30guests, and it got too hecticfor us, live band, and raininglike hell outside, so we splitearly. Sunday, Melva wantedto kick back and nurse herbroke foot, so I took myself tothe Grand Theater, and sawA SINGLE MAN, a pick for the Film Club, and CRAZY HEART, a pick for me. A terrificdouble bill. Place was jammedthough. They are really doingand landslide business at Tacoma's "only" art theatre.Considering that Seattle hasgot a dozen of them, it tookme a while to get used to theslim pickins when it cameto Indie and Foreign films.This will be my first fullweek at the new desk, sharingthe big room with three femaleinterns; kind of cool in away. My name does not evenappear with a class schedule;and there are five months togo before the Liberation at theend of June. I just shadow myreplacement. I do the actualteaching for a few more weeks,with her observing, and thenshe will do the actual teachingwith me observing. The bossesare being way cool with the lackof pressure, and giving me someskate time as I emerge into ashort-timer. It was 37 degrees,dry and moving fast on thisBeatles Monday. I am like a kidwaiting for Christmas, or an important birthday. Time iselongating, and stretching,and meandering. But there arevoices chirping way in theback of the cavern and I thinkthey are saying, Retirementwill be here soon enough, chill,relax, concentrate on the moment,live in it, live that one dayat a time stuff. Oh yeah.
Hallo, Glenn!Thanks, very much, for the ID of who is in the photo for this blog.No, I have never seen any of the Marx films, unless you mean Karl M. Neither my partner nor I are really film buffs. We do go to concerts, operas, and plays, but enjoy spending evenings doing cross-word puzzles together, having friends over, etc., rather than watching videos or TV; in fact we both, INDEPENDENTLY!!, got rid of our TV sets in Germany.Tschuess,Anonomann
Hallo, Lane!I assume your amico, Vinnie, gets most of his dough from his Mafioso activities, but does he also operate a "legit" moving co.? Between Dr. Wallace's p[ractice (where I just had my teeth super-execllently cleaned again today and the bridge, there's a sign on a lamppost directing passers by to "Vinnie's Moving Co."; I was afraid to follow the sign, as I wasn't sure Vinnie might gun me down by mistake. Is the area safe???Tschuess,Anonomann
Area is safe Anono.One reason Harpo is showing up on the net these days is because of the opera "Trovatore"The Marx bros film of the 20's or 30's "A night at the Opera" featured that work. ......Whooter
Anonomann, I appreciate your rejection of the media, interms of television, but it isvery hard for me to acceptthat any person on this planetdoes not like to go to a movieonce in a while. Certainly, asa younger person, you were awareof the alure and fame of theMarx brothers. I guess you musthave started this movieboycott decades ago. That's whatmakes life worthwhile, the factthat many of us have completelydifferent and unique viewsof the world, and how to existwithin in it. If you have anopportunity to see NIGHT AT THEOPERA sometime, do yourself afavor, and watch it. It is wonderfully funny, and aperfect example of Vaudevilletransferred to film.Today I get to got to the DMVand take my gimp driving test.I feel so blessed. Cross yourfingers I do not screw thepooch. I feel so disrespected.Another fine day, the Universeis trying to tell me. It wasa 4 star Floyd/Stones/doubleBeatles morning on the FM.Last night at the Producer'smeeting we decided to do aJames Dean perspective forMarch. He only finished threefilms, so we will be ableto see his entire career overthree screenings. I did findsome VHS copies of some veryearly rare work on live TVin the 50's too, but don't knowif we can project VHS easilynow. We still have not putthe finishing touches on ourOscar Party plans. I thinkJames Cameron and AVATAR willsweep the works.
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