Category Archives: ephemera

Catalogue: a visit to the American Museum of Natural History

Shooting with a digital SLR, I sort of animate my way through portions of the American Museum of Natural History (New York City).  Entire sequence was edited “in camera”.  Each of the 16 tiles contains the same movie, but offset in … Continue reading

Posted in animalia, art, ephemera

Gould, Bernstein & Bach

Here’s a great little gem of a video featuring famously eccentric Canadian pianist Glenn Gould performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto #1 in D minor along with Leonard Bernstein conducting the orchestra.  Bernstein introduces the performance with a brief talk about interpretation … Continue reading

Posted in ephemera, music, music (classical)

Mother’s Day

Here’s a nostalgic photo from 1922:  my Mom, my GrandMom & my Great-GrandMom navigate this river known as life (actually, it’s the Little Miami River in Ohio).  What more can I say?  I owe my very existence to them.

Posted in ephemera, moments, personal reflection

April 20th (4/20, 4:20, 420, whatever)

Let us reflect on the madness of reefer.

Posted in cinema, ephemera, trailers

R.I.P. Kodachrome (1935-2009)

Kodachrome was introduced 80 years ago by Eastman Kodak, first as a 16mm movie film, and later in still formats, notably 35mm slide film (anyone remember family slide shows?).  Prized by photographers for its color rendition and rich, deep blacks. Photographer … Continue reading

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SF Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum interviews Bruce Lee

Produced to help promote the upcoming “Bruce Lee 75th Birthday Celebration” (Bruce Lee Night) San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets at AT&T Park in San Francisco on July 7, 2015.  Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum interviews Bruce Lee about, well, pitching! … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1946

Here’s how my family spent Thanksgiving in 1946.  Picture includes my Mom & Dad, my Grandparents, my Great-Grandmother, Aunts & Uncles and various others.  I had to wait another 4 years to be born.

Posted in ephemera, personal reflection

Boris Karloff’s autograph 1934

My Mom traveled to Los Angeles with her Mother & Father in the Summer of 1934.  They visited the Universal Studio lot and my Mom carried her autograph book with her (I guess this was a common thing back then, … Continue reading

Posted in cinema, ephemera

What’s wrong with this picture?

This is Kirk Alyn, the first actor to portray Superman (appearing in two 15 episode serials from 1948 & 1950).  I just love the weirdness of this photo, it sort of grows on you if you look at it long … Continue reading

Posted in cinema, ephemera, movie posters, television

The Earth Is Born

Christmas 1955:  my older brother receives a gift of this incredible book The World We Live In from my Grandparents.  It is filled with all these incredible photographs and even more incredible paintings by various artists, basically depicting the story … Continue reading

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