Saturday, January 10, 2015

Some of my favorite women


Hollywood's 1st
lady













I thought I'd seen all her photo's. Not this one.
















The Queen
How can you not
love this sweet face. She has the same smile as my Granddaughter.




Gale King
Love her on the
CBS news.













 Bergman is my
Favorite of all time.














Greer Garson
loved her from
 my childhood



















Loretta Young
my Mother lover her so much.
Me too. She was so beautiful.













Landsbury,
she look's so pretty .
Her first film I
remember was GasLight.
This Lady had staying power.
















Blythe Danner has worked her whole life.
She has such honesty to her face. Love her movies.









Adore  that Helen Hunt a good Actress.













This woman is the best of Hollywood.
Bette Davis liked her so much she wrote
her a letter. That's good enough for any Director.

I love this hair cut.










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Master craftsmen in the USA

Where have they gone?















America's
Master craftsmen. Piano at the White House
Entry Hall.
The Steinway Piano takes one year to build.
I have been privileged to see a program on PBS
about Steinway. Try to watch the documentary film
"The making of Steinway # L 1037"
First thing to mind was  the Steinway and Broadway
corner in Queens. As a child I remember that corner .














Heinrich Steinweg (Steinway) 
Emigrated in 1850
Started Steinway and Sons. 

This photo is by Mathew Brady.
Starting in 1855, Steinway pianos
 received gold medals
at several U.S. and European exhibitions. The company gained
international recognition in 1867 at the Paris Exhibition when 
it was awarded the prestigious "Grand Gold Medal of Honor"
for excellence in manufacturing and engineering. 
It was the first time an American company had received this award.
Steinway pianos quickly became the piano of choice for many
members of royalty and won the respect and admiration of the 
world's great pianists.











 1866 Steinway & Sons 
opened the first Steinway Hall 
on 14th Street. With a main auditorium of 2,000 seats,
it became New York City's artistic and cultural center,
housing the New York Philharmonic until 
Carnegie Hall opened in 1891.
 By this time, the company had moved to its current
location in the Astoria section of Queens, New York, 
and built Steinway Village. Virtually its own town,  WOW!
Astoria used to be that village...Never knew that.
Steinway Village had its own foundries, factory, post office, 
parks and housing for employees.














Theodore Steinway, 
an accomplished pianist,
was in charge
for the technical aspects
of piano making and personally 
earned the company 45 patents,
including one in 1875 for the 
modern concert grand piano. In the same year.
There is a book out   -  88 Keys the making of a Steinway
The German factory changed its name from C.F. Theodor Steinweg 
to Grotrian, Helfferich, Schulz,   -- HELLO !!!   

Queen Elizabeth ll appointed a ROYAL WARRANT to Steinway.

No artist or ensemble is a paid 

endorser of the piano. 

That's called standing on your own NAME.

Before commercials- that's the way America was in those day.
Commercials do nothing for me.
Tours of the factory take close to three hours and are extremely informative. 
The tour is excellent, and in fact, Forbes magazine voted it one of the top 3
factory tours in the country. 
My Grandmother lived in Astoria.
I remember the corner of steinway and Broadway. 
There was a store there with furniture, dinettes I remember.

Worldwide Steinway has  around 200 authorized dealers. 

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Ghost town?

Could this happen 
to your Town?



I hope The State of Maine's
Gov. La page will do 
something to make our seaside 
town of Rocklane,Maine, a little
more inviting for Film companies, and other big business. Maine has such
Terrible High Taxes. They Taxed me out of a home,in 2003.  I built a smaller home
and now the tax is the  same as the big home. Where does an old woman go now? A tent?





Remember 

The Music Man 
I was just singing this
and the news came on.
Said it was a ghost town.

Gary, Indiana, Gary,
 Indiana, Gary, Indiana,
That's the town that
 "knew me when."
If you'd like to have a logical
 explanation How I happened 
on this elegant syncopation,
I will say without a moment of hesitation
There is just one place
That can light my face.
Gary, Indiana
The song has ended, 
Take a look at Gary now.



After this image who could sing.
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This building is beautiful, so sad. What happened?
**********************************
Over building areas where developments where municipal
services have left. There is not much buying activity.
The banks made money on the loans to contractors and
they over built.   CRASH!!!
In California the BANKS instead of paying taxes on three
$300,000 new dwellings just bulldozed them, while neighbors
watched in horror.

Victorville, CA














Take a look at Fort Meyers Fl. a 32 story Condo building is empty,
 except for one family. The only lights at night is his.
A heated pool and no one uses it.


Fort Myers Condos, FL



























Old village in Maine
Perkins township

Some of the buildings date to the 1750s. The district was added to the 
National Register of Historic Places in 1995.




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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Treat yourself, relax and watch Selleck in Blue Bloods

CBS has a winner here.
I watch it on Saturday
I was lucky and found it
on ION on Thursday.
Tom Selleck is still
some Hunk of a man.

I love the whole family,
it is a wonderful cast. Donnie Wahlberg sure looks Irish. His wife Amy Carlson is pretty
and a wise wife. The Grandfather Len Cariou is adorable. The youngest son is will Estes,
can't help but love him. At last an Irish Actress Moynahan, what a beautiful woman.
The Serices started in 2012, I am a day late and a dollar short again. I hope it stays on till
 I see all the episodes. Dec 12 was it's 100th episode.



He still has it.








with Royalty,
so much better looking
than Charles.









Hope you get
 to watch the show.


The Blond is his wife.
She is an English Actress.
They were married in Vegas in 1987,
 I think. Their Daughter is so cute.
God Bless that Selleck and Family.




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Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

Duke Himself  # 94

Yorkie # 95

Yorkie # 95
Silky

Poodle dog # 96

Poodle dog # 96
Precious

Boxer #97

Boxer  #97
Max

Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99
boxer

Cocker # 100

Cocker # 100

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

Where are You? # 103

West Point # 105

West Point  # 105

General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
Penobscot camp Maine

After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

autumn in Maine # 158
Autumn in Maine

October # 159

October  # 159
Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

Cassa Blanca's sold #163

Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164
Albatross

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

The Endeavor # 167                           #167
The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
2nd Prize Winner - Lobster Festival Art Show - Rockland Maine - Summer 2008

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170
Three guys in a Dory

The Babe # 171

The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20