Vickie Lester is stepping back and looking at the big picture


Marcellite Garner (voice of Minnie Mouse) 1924

I have been contemplating, and not my navel, for the past couple days and have been absent from my post. Soon (ish) I’ll be back chattering and responding to your comments which I apologize for neglecting.

I might have something profound to say about social networking — but probably not — because here’s the deal; behind all the flash and speed and superficiality of the Internet are people.

Not that I’m equating myself with Norma Desmond, but I thought I’d throw this out there:

And I promise you I’ll never desert you again because after Salome we’ll make another picture and another picture. You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!… All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.



  1. Well welcome back Vickie to your own site ha ha.Nice picture of an artist.Such great charm even in fairly ordinary images.

    Ah yes navel gazing.I think that its been renamed today as radical subjectivism.Smile.

  2. It’s always good to step back and take it all in. I’ve come to a similar, or maybe the same conclusion. When everything gets stripped away, you’re still left with very real people and their very real lives. We like to think our story is so unique, that we’re so different, but in the end, our feelings are the same and end up binding us to one another. It’s really beautiful when you think about it. 😉
    Be well, Vickie, and know that any time you step back or away, for however brief a time, you are always missed. xoxox L.

  3. Amy

    I have been searching for this painting for my step father for years… His name is Camden Wall and he is the son of Marcellite. Do you know if this mural still exists? Please email me or post any information you have on this painting and its whereabouts, you can only imagine my excitement to stumble upon this!

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