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ETYMOLOGY: BUNCO PART 2

YESTERDAY IN Part 1, I added the word “bunco” to my Etymology for our Time series. Today, getting involved are the Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, the Dictionary … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

ETYMOLOGY: BUNCO PART 1

FOR ONE REASON or another, the idea of a Mueller bunco squad came to mind. And this got me thinking about the etymology of the word “bunco.” I found some … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

PROOFSHEETS, POSTERS, ETC.

SORTING OUT some shelves, I came upon a large cardboard folder preserving two neat posters and several 4/c proofsheets kept for one reason or another. Here they are, with accompanying … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · 4 Comments

SHAKESPEARE’S ARTISTIC INFLUENCES PART 2

SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS inspired artists in his own era as well as those who came later. Today in Part 2, we pick up with an important 19th-century invention, the photograph. Other … Continue reading

September 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

SHAKESPEARE’S ARTISTIC INFLUENCES PART 1

THE GREATEST PLAYWRIGHT in the world had a hand in the arts other than stagecraft. Here are works inspired by William Shakespeare, ranging from those of his fellow Elizabethans to … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

“THAT’S FROM DISNEYLAND!”

A FABULOUS AUCTION brings back special memories. More than 900 bits of Disneyana collected over 25 years by Hollywood talent agent Richard Kraft were auctioned off by Van Eaton Galleries. … Continue reading

September 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER—1954

WHAT WITH the real mid-engine Vette waiting in the wings (as opposed to R&T’s random speculations back in the old days), it seems most appropriate to look at the original … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · 1 Comment