Sunday, January 30, 2011

Good News!

I belong to AFTRA, so based on Ken Howard's speech at the SAG awards, next year at this time when the unions merge... I will be a voting member of SAG. Good news!
Of course, my first union was the UFT!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Night

I trotted out to Aveda at The Shops at Columbus Circle to pick up my birthday gift. And then, a quick stop at Bouchon Bakery. And as I exited the mall, I was happy the snow flurries were light and it was not too cold.



Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Brooklyn Museum

It was a bracingly cold day, and under a sunless grey sky... I headed off to the The Brooklyn Museum to see the exhibition, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera. I arrived on Eastern Parkway, and the vista was stunning. I was glad I brought my camera.




Norman Rockwell (American, 1894–1978). The Dugout, 1948

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Jewish Film Festival

The Jewish Film Festival
details about The Jewish Film Festival

I went today to see SIXTY AND THE CITY, a film by Nili Tal.



Here is a clip from the film.

A Networking Event

Last night, I went to an excellent networking event at Sardi's. It was hosted by my TTN. During the mingle... I met Ellen, the Ellen of Ellen's Stardust Diner. She was also a Miss Subways, and you can view photos of her at the website. She is charming and a delight!

MEET MISS SUBWAYS, ELLEN HART STURM

The event honored empowered and active women, women who realize it is never too late to reinvent themselves after one successful career has ended. Look at me! After 35 years of teaching, I am retired from that career and I still pursue my hobby of stand-up comedy. And now I am a cartoonist. I am told my cartoons are whimsical and Thurberesque! Am I am the total Basquaiat of the cartoon world? The heavy traffic to my blog is making the toons an internet viral sensation! (I adore tongue-in-cheek self-effacing humor)

This is the interior of the private event room of Sardi's.



And here is Ellen in a photo taken last night. She looks incredible and she is as beautiful as the day she was named "Miss Subways."



This was the rainy night view from the window of Sardi's. You can see the marquee of the Broadhurst Theater, displaying Al Pacino starring in "Merchant of Venice."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Tour of the New York Public Library

Yesterday, I went with my TTN on a private tour of the New York Public Library. The library is in a magnificent Beaux Arts landmark building and it is devoted entirely to research. We saw Astor Hall, which has a floor to ceiling marble interior, and Gottesman Hall, with a ceiling that is considered magnificent. Here are some photos I took along the way.




And the old pay phones in old wooden booths add just the right touch!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

An Early... Headshot

I am digging that slight gap between the two front teeth... I had it widened in later years to give my face a bit more... character.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Take It Off, Take It All Off

From the Reno Sweeney days: