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Bride of Frankenstein

What a masterpiece! Funny, going back, looking at films years later, my perceptions are so different. This time it knocked me out. The lighting, the gorgeous black and white photography, the acting, the miniature people in the jars, Elsa Lancaster’s electrifying performance at the end (she said she studied the swans in Regents Park, who were “…very nasty creatures, always hissing at you…” for the role).

Directed by James Whale.

You could do a 3-part series: Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and Young Frankenstein, all masterpieces.

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Scaramouche

Fabulous 1923 silent movie with Ramon Navarro and Alice Terry on TCM tonight, stunning B&W. Who needs color? Who needs words?

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Godfrey Stephens' New Sculpture

Godfrey just sent this photo. After 2 day’s work. What a fucking genius! He’s getting better.

His combination of Kwakwaka’wakw training and artistic sensibilities from the depths of his soul produce powerful art. He’s in Builders of the Pacific Coast and throughout this blog and has been in my life for over 50 years.

He’s more of an artist—wild, productive, joyous—than the world-famous rich artists out there getting all the attention. He’s a Picasso under the radar.

https://www.godfreysart.com/

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The Art of Gabrielle Garland

I finally met Gabrielle Garland, whose whimsical paintings of homes I’ve admired since discovering them a year ago. Here are a couple on the wall of her studio/home in Brooklyn. For 100s of her paintings and drawings, see:

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