This Friday, the New-York Historical Society will present a free screening of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, the 1943 classic that follows the life of the titular character through the Second Boer War, WWI and the beginning of WWII. However, Colonel Blimp actually began life as a cartoon character.
Created by cartoonist David Low in 1934, the Colonel Blimp cartoons appeared in the Evening Standard, making "confused and childlike pronouncements on current events" from...Read More
Could Tiffany lamps be a national security threat? That's what seemed to be the case when transporting A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls home to America from Germany. "The bomb sniffing dogs alerted on one of the crates," said co-curator Margaret K. Hofer. "There a big ruckus and the crates had to be opened. I learned subsequently that they used a lot of uranium to make yellow glass, and the dog...Read More
What does New York City look like to a newcomer? For artist Howard Thain, who moved to New York from Texas in 1919, it seemed a place filled with opportunity, which was at once inspiring and daunting. His art captures the excitement, movement and terror that swirl through the city, which challenge every citizen to sink or swim. And sometimes, as in the 1928 silent film The Crowd, there is no choice but to sink.
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