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Under the boardwalk. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger ©

Under the boardwalk. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger ©


INGA SWENSON AND ROBERT HORTON.   Original Broadway Cast of “110 In the Shade.”



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Portrait of Eileen.   Paul Goldfinger  Undated. Re-posted from 2014. Blogfinger.net







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Portrait by Paul Goldfinger ©

Portrait by Paul Goldfinger ©   Click to enlarge



LOS LOBOS.   “Sabor a Mi”



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Paul Goldfinger © Portrait of Eileen. Undated.  Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, New York.



“The Way You Look Tonight” won an Oscar in 1936. It was featured in the movie Swing Time with Fred Astaire.  Jerome Kern wrote the music and Dorothy Fields the lyrics.  Dorothy said that when she first heard the melody, she was so moved that she couldn’t stop crying.  It is indeed so beautiful and so perfect for our portrait of Eileen.

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Eileen. c. 2014 in Ocean Grove. Photo by Paul Goldfinger ©

Eileen. c. 2014 in Ocean Grove. Photo by Paul Goldfinger ©


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The Brook Farm Inn.   Paul Goldfinger photo. © Click to enlarge.  Undated.


In the Berkshires, near Tanglewood, classical music is king.  They used to read poetry here in their dining room, and musicians stop by solo or in small groups to play for the guests.  This is a great place to visit, especially during the summer when Tanglewood is open.

Alan Bergman, lyricist:   “That face, that face, that wonderful face;
It shines, it glows all over the place.”

ART GARFUNKEL  from My Fair Lady

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Eileen. Age 16. Machine photograph. © Reposted from 2016.

KEN PEPLOWSKI and FRIENDS    “All the Things You Are.”  (From The International All Stars Play Benny Goodman.)

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Eileen, undated. Paul Goldfinger photo ©


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Eileen somewhere in France, riding bareback. Paul Goldfinger photo

Eileen somewhere in France, riding bareback in the rain. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Reposted from 1 year ago.

This is WOLFMAN JACK  sending out this song by ROSIE and the ORIGINALS for Eileen who is exploring Indian country with her sister Hope in New Mexico. She is busy looking for  turquoise and for the spirit of Georgia O’Keefe.

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Eileen. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Eileen. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

DICK HYMAN (ORGAN) AND RUBY BRAFF  (cornet)    From their album:  America the Beautiful.   “I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face.” (From My Fair Lady.)  Click on music player below and then keep reading.

Ruby Braff was about 5 feet tall. He was from New York,City but he often played in Jersey, including the Monmouth County Library* (Eastern Branch) Sunday jazz series.    He took up the cornet because a trumpet was too large for him.

According to Jack Livinsgtone of the Monmouth County Library, Braff was an unusual character.  One time there was a Sunday blizzard, and Braff called and said “Are you crazy, I’m not coming to that #@&* place in Jersey.”  But then he walked in later and said, “Where is everybody?”

Dick Hyman was the musical director for many of Woody’s movies, and we heard him and Art Topilow (a Jersey Shore pianist)  perform live a few years back at the Axelrod Theater in Deal.

*Source Jack Livingstone of the Monmouth County Library speaking at the Jewish War Veterans meeting at the JCC in Deal on Oct. 28, 2016.  If you like jazz in Jersey, here is a link to the New Jersey Jazz Society     www.njjs.org

Here is a link to another post on Blogfinger (2014) with these two artists.  It is accompanied by a touching photo by Michael goldfinger, Blogfinger staff:

America the Beautiful with Ruby Braff and Dick Hyman

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