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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Wyeth’s studio.  Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

Andrew Wyeth, famous painter, was a movie buff and he had souvenirs around his studio, given to him by some of his actor friends. There was a sword from the swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.   The skeleton was real, but I don’t know if he had it there for fun or for body sketches.

We had a skeleton in the gross anatomy lab in medical school. There is a photo around somewhere with me in my smelly formaldehyde laden lab coat with my arm around the skeleton, holding a pipe in his mouth.

My roommate and I were given a bone box and a skull box to take home and study.  One month later, we put a hat on the skull,  lit it up,  and put it in our ground floor window for Halloween on 16th Street in D.C.   Down the street a few blocks was the White House  where our neighbor  JFK and his family lived.

 

LOUIS  PRIMA with a song for the skeleton  “I Ain’t Got No Body.”   And also “Just a Gigolo.” which is about my ambition after my bar mitzvah.

 

 

 

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