Jefferson’s Fireside Chat with Poe

March 27, 2014: Leslie Feist is singing 1234 tell me that you love me more… I watched a great movie last night – The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe. No, this is not the one with John Cusack from 2012 — that was called The Raven. This is the one made in 1942 in black... Continue Reading →

Writing Tim

I first learned about Timothy H. O'Sullivan while studying the history of photography at New York University in the spring of 1989. Professor Silver clicked back and forth in a slide show comparing O’Sullivan’s photograph, Ancient Ruins in the Cañon de Chelle, N.M., taken in 1873 with Ansel Adams’ view taken in 1942. I became... Continue Reading →

Tim — Timothy H. O’Sullivan

Based on the life of Timothy O’Sullivan, Tim is a ten-year-old boy from sleepy Staten Island who is told he must apprentice at Mathew Brady’s daguerreotype studio in 1850. Tim takes the ferry over to York with his father and rides the omnibus up Broadway to Fulton Street. Across from Brady’s Gallery is Barnum’s American... Continue Reading →

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Writers and their Ghosts Feb. 4, 2014: A few weeks ago, or perhaps a month ago, I watched, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. I click on the YouTube link to the very first episode which aired in September of 1968. I haven’t heard that opening song since I was a boy – the French horns... Continue Reading →

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