Somehow our Christmas prep involved me saving a coffee table from the trash heap. Shown here with our delightful spokesmodel, The Mister. A friend of ours had bought it from a movie studio’s sale in the 1980s. For many years it sat in our shared rental in the Hollywood Hills. At one point we slapped a coat of house-paint on the leather cover (what can I say, we were young). Then we grew up, bought houses, and the table that […]
This was from a stinker of a movie, circa 1946. The Warners have simplified matters to an almost irreducible extreme and have found an explanation for the Brontës in Louisa May Alcott terms. They have visioned sombrous Emily, the author of “Wuthering Heights,” and Charlotte, the writer of “Jane Eyre,” as a couple of “little women” with a gift. And the cold, irreconcilable disagreement which developed between the two girls has been politely played down by the Warners as just […]
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Listen, babies. It has recently come to my attention that some creative types begrudge other creative types success. I know…hard to believe. I want you to listen to something Ms. Anita Loos said in her seventies: “What I admire most in life is an expert; any expert. An expert is a complete human being, at the top of his form. I believe I have as great respect for a master piano tuner as I feel for a genius like Duke […]
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Sometimes I just post things that are pretty — this is a corner in our living room. The deco tile is architectural salvage and the wooden cylinder is industrial – once used as part of an assembly that printed wallpaper.
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