Tag Archives: John Lennon

FRIENDS dropped in today………

They were in town on a “Spring Break” from collage………so it was a quick in and out……then they were off to STRAWBERRY FIELDS in Central Park.

The John Lennon Memorial in Central Park.  YOKO called it “strawberry Fields”.

COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM • The Art of the Poster

The Cooper Hewitt Museum has put together a POSTER SHOW……….highlighting art from the 1889″s until the present.

The BroadwayTheatre……..Cuban Revolution……….Jean Jenet……….John Lennon………War Bonds……….the full gamut

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CLICK ON ONE  to open up all.

NYC. ……the BLIZZARD of 2015……. that wasn’t!

What happened to the  blizzard?  It looks like about 5 inches….not 3 feet.

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FIFTH AVENUE

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BOW BRIDGE

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MY FRONT TERRACE

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DAKOTA APARTMENTS…..where John Lennon lived.  Yoko is still there.

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He has a rough job…………holding up all that _ _ _ _ snow!!!

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DAMN………….this white stuff is cold!

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 The candle blew away in the wind!

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Tommy Turtle seems to be surviving…………but he would rather be surfing.

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No sitting in the sun today.

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Fergie Frog………

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Warm and cozy indoors……….I plan to stay in.  Soup for lunch.

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My Christmas Trees……..looking lovely.

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 The Great Blue Heron takes it all in stride.  But prefers Florida!

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Looking toward the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th street.

AFTERNOON TEA with friends from the Royal Ballet

My friends from the Royal Ballet in Birmingham have been in town for 5 days.  Dougie was setting up the stage at City Center for a performance by the Sarasota Ballet…..using the Royals set.  The lovely Claudia took time off from the Royal Ballet School in London.  Brother Alex [wearing John Lennon’s sunglasses]……..is a tennis coach in New Jersey.  James [with the adorable smile] is a student of dramatic arts.

We lunched at AG’s Kitchen on the upper West Side………the burgers there reign supreme.

NY FASHION WEEK……Sept 2014……..it fits you to a TEE!

50 FABULOUS TEES.…………seen on the streets of NYC during FASHION WEEK Sept 2014.  “I love Vagina” was rather blunt!  Are You Staring at my TAGLINE………no!  There were lots of SKULLS!  VIVA LA JUICY….Noir!

John Lennon and the BEATLES were all over the plaza at Lincoln Center.

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LAUREN BACALL…we West Siders called her BETTY

From my terrace I could look down at my neighbor…..Betty Joan Perske.  The name Lauren was given to her by Howard Hawks.  To Bogart she was always”Baby”

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Betty lived in the DAKOTA APARTMENTS with her friends and neighbors……Boris Karloff, Judy Garland, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Leonard Bernstein and Rudolph Nureyev.

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It was somber view today……….lots of news media people trying to catch photos.

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Her most famous scene in the movie……..lighting that cigarette and then throwing the box of matches back at Bogie.

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The movie that shot her to instant stardom.

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LAUREN….we had her and now we have her not.  “GOOD-Bye” Betty.

JOHN LENNON Strawberry Fields Memorial

When John Lennon was murdered…………..his widow, Yoko Ono,  gave a gift to the city………a memorial to John in Central Park.………STRAWBERRY FIELDS.

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Thousands of tourists visit the memorial every day.  Many bring flowers…..candles……..toys mentioned in his music……..and photographs of John which they leaves behind.  Then they take thousands of “selfies”.

CLICK ON the Walrus………to enlarge

 

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I was there at the DAKOTA when John was shot……….I spent the rest of the night with thousands of New Yorkers who gathered when they heard the news.  We lit candles and sang Beatles songs throughout the night.