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Paul Goldfinger © Upper east side New York. August 2014. Remembering  the book and art stalls along the Seine in Paris. Click to enlarge.

SOPHIE MILMAN  “La Vie En Rose”

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Paul from Blogfinger attends a mad party at 75th Street in Central Park. Photo by Eileen Goldfinger ©

Paul from Blogfinger attends a mad party at 75th Street in Central Park. Photo by Eileen Goldfinger ©  Click to see the cast of characters. * Reposted from 2014.

In 1959, George Delacorte, a philanthropist, donated this bronze statue to Central Park. It is not exactly the tea party scene.  It is called “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The sculptor is Spanish born American artist José deCreeft.

Here are a couple of quotes from Lewis Carroll’s great work (1865):

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.

“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”

“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.

“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

AND:

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there.”

 

Below is a quote from centralpark.com:

—–* “The design for the bronze sculpture was patterned after the original illustrations of John Tenniel that were used in the first published edition of the book. The obvious centerpiece of the work, Alice, who depicts the face of Creeft’s daughter, Donna, is pictured sitting on a giant mushroom reaching toward a pocket watch held by the White Rabbit.

Peering over her shoulder is the Cheshire Cat, surrounded by the Dormouse, Alice’s cat Dinah, and the Mad Hatter — a caricature of George Delacorte. ”  (Central park.com)

 

AMBER EDWARDS:  “Alice Blue Gown” from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Central Park blizzard 1969. Blogfinger.net

Renée Fleming and Gregory Porter   (Album: Christmas in New York)

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By Paul Goldfinger. New York City 1969 ©

Paul Goldfinger. New York City 1969 ©  Silver gelatin darkroom print. Posted Jan. 2016 @Blogfinger.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

In February 1969, New York City was hit by a major snowstorm.   That month the Vietnam War was still raging, and the North Vietnamese army was  attacking in the south.  Pres. Nixon ordered the first of many troop withdrawals. The peace movement was strong in the city.

I went out to take some photos and found this message on the Upper East Side, near Fifth Avenue.  The snow was still fresh, clean and beautiful.  The fence surrounded a private park—it’s a very fancy neighborhood.

“Blowin’ in the Wind:”   Written in 1962 by Bob Dylan when he was 21 years old.  It was the most famous of the 1960’s protest songs.  It was the title song for Peter, Paul and Mary’s 3rd album, and it was the most successful version—even more so than Dylan’s.

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Central Park. August, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

NNENNA FREELON:

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Upper East Side where the medium is the message. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. NYC Street Series. © 2014.

BEBE NEUWIRTH  from Chicago the Musical

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5th Avenue. NYC Street Series. 2014 © By Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.

TONY BENNETT   (live):

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Central Park in the East 90's. By Paul Goldfinger © Left click to see the curves

Central Park in the East 90’s. NYC Street Series.    By Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net.   Click to enlarge. This image  has no sharp angles. Delightful.

PINK MARTINI:  “Hang on Little Tomato”

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Fifth Avenue at Central Park. 2014. © Paul Goldfinger photo, NYC Street Series . Click to hear the melody better.

LEN CARIOU AND THE ZIEGFELD MALE CHORUS (with a wonderful staging of the Irving Berlin song)  from the  London  production of Ziegfeld  (about the Ziegfeld Follies—flapper era review.) Some of you may know Len Cariou from his role as the father in Blue Bloods (CBS)

Ziegfeld Folllies. Internet photo.

 

Ziegfeld girl. 1920’s. Internet photos (PG did not take this photo)

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NYC blizzard 1969. Central Park. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

 

PUPPINI SISTERS:

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