TALE SPIN REFERENCE 9

More City stuff.   First, Radio City Music Hall.

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I found better renditions of some of this artwork, so I’ve replaced the poorer photocopies with clearer images.  Here is a drawing by Hugh Ferriss. “His rendering of the Hoover Dam is dramatic and abstract, in its depiction of the unusual geometry. If an alien race were to build in large, bold, opaque volumes, Ferriss would be able to capture the essence of those strange beings and their works.

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Who remembers Woolworth’s? City Ref 2017-09-22-0026.jpg City Ref 2017-09-22-0027.jpg

Another Ferriss rendering, this time of the Chicago Tribune Tower.

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Another another Ferriss piece: The Chanin Building by Sloan&Robertson (1929) is a straightforward skyscraper modeled after the 1922 zoning laws.

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OK, there’s one more blog coming about City Reference.  Bye!

 

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Photoplay Magazine – Feb 1930

Here  are some clippings from Photoplay- 86 years ago!

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Talkartoons… what a terrible name! Still, they were a laugh a second.

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Wow! “Inimitable blackface artists!” (As opposed to inimitable whiteface artists.)

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Ooo, look what just came out! A new Marx Brothers comedy!

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What a weird, exciting time this must have been when sound was just entering the film business. Movies were advertised as Silent, All Talkie, or Part Talkie. (Part Talkie?… Like only every other word?)

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Local boy makes good. Santa Clarita’s own William S. Hart! (The only talkie he ever shot was an introduction to “Tumbleweeds.”)

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A film can cost a million dollars?!?!  What’s the world coming to?!

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Little Rascals update:

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Should be used in the 2016 election, yes?

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Racism update:  Remember, osculating didoes will offend British sensibilities.Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 8.50.34 AM.png

“Artists Earn More”  (More than who?)

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Did you know that Dr. Frankenstein’s wife was Fannie Brice’s sister-in-law?Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 9.12.24 AM.png

One half of the Wheeler and Woolsey comedy team.

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See you next month!