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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger ©

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

 

Gross anatomy lab at The George Washington U. School of Medicine.  Paul Goldfinger.  Freshman year. The cigarette is a prop. ©  Her name was Ethel.  You can tell by the pelvis.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger  This post by popular request from the cast of True Blood.

 

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. I am wearing my smelly formaldehyde laden lab coat with my arm around Ethel.  She was very thin.

My roommate Jim  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 away, was the White House  where our neighbor  JFK and his family lived.

We should have walked over to see if Marilyn was sneaking up the back steps.

 

 

Marilyn Monroe. She had more visits to the White House than Bobby Kennedy.

 

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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