December 17th, 2005

Chris Keeley

"Push Push," a collaboration between the jazz flutist Herbie Mann and the blues-rock guitarist Duane

An Unlikely Trendsetter Made Earphones a Way of Life

SÃO PAULO, Brazil

IN the late 1960's, Andreas Pavel and his friends gathered regularly at his house here to listen to records, from Bach to Janis Joplin, and talk politics and philosophy. In their flights of fancy, they wondered why it should not be possible to take their music with them wherever they went.

Inspired by those discussions, Mr. Pavel invented the device known today as the Walkman. But it took more than 25 years of battling the Sony Corporation and others in courts and patent offices around the world before he finally won the right to say it: Andreas Pavel invented the portable personal stereo player.

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"I didn't have time to pursue them, but now I have reconquered my time," he continued. "So, no, I'm not interested anymore in patents or legal fights or anything like that. I don't want to be reduced to the label of being the inventor of the Walkman."

Chris Keeley

to touch the soul and the heart and the mind.


Stalking the Crowded City, a Loner With a Lens

From May 1952 to June 1966, a troubled recluse named Angelo Rizzuto stalked Manhattan with a camera. He saw a city of solitary beings isolated amid the architectural grandeur, cold streets prowled by disillusioned women, exhausted men and vulnerable children. He ended every roll with a portrait of himself, alone in a spare room, sullenly staring or bizarrely grimacing into the camera, a loner among loners.

No one saw these images while Mr. Rizzuto lived. When he was dying of cancer in 1967, he asked that his photographs - some 60,000 of them - be sent to the Library of Congress, along with $50,000 from his estate to finance a book of his work. The library printed a cheap, staple-bound booklet, then used the bulk of Mr. Rizzuto's money to acquire the work of more famous photographers like Diane Arbus.

It would be another 40 years before Mr. Rizzuto got the book he deserved: Michael Lesy's "Angel's World," published this month by W. W. Norton & Company.

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In all his books, he said, his ambition is "to touch the soul and the heart and the mind." He continued: "And that's what I think academics are bad at. They don't understand the heart. They deal with photographs as aesthetic, intellectual constructs, or as integers in philosophical or linguistic argument. That's not all they are. They're slippery and deeply emotionally charged. A photograph is a thing which, to use an old scholarly word, needs to be 'unpacked.' There's the manifest content, then half a dozen layered contents."

Chris Keeley

same location

Got it - ran Google Images, then went on to the site

It is the Paul Revere House in Boston, Mass - (both Photos) or appears that is - looks a whole lot like it and even the flag pole in the exact location.

Dean the Dream

Re-index that one Chris




Take a look at both these pictures - yours and one I dug up.  With the exception of the house on the left in yours, circa 1958 you say; check out the one I dug up - 1952.  Make note of model and make of the automobile in your photo and rethink where that photo is from - and it ain't 1958 and it ain't WDC - move a little farther north to Pennsylvania.  If I'm not mistaken . . . .

Stuart

What do you think

Take a look at both these pictures - the Chris Photo and one I dug up on the net. With the exception of the house on the left in Chris Photo, WDC1958in, circa 1958 you say; check out the one I dug up - circa 1952. Make note of model and make of the automobile in photo and rethink where that photo is from - and it ain't 1958 and it ain't WDC - move a little farther north to Pennsylvania. If I'm not mistaken . . . .

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Dean the Dream, the Irish Dancing Machine, the Retired Marine

I note - my submission was taken with a relatively fast shutter speed, at 35 mm frame camera - (kid and woman on right are not fussed - but hood ornament is and a blue underline streak on the film - automatic photo finish) probably not manufactured until after the war (1945) Chris photo was taken with a single frame camera and I put it somewhere between 1938 to the beginning of the war. I haven't run a data link yet but, I think that looks like the Paul Revere house in PA. The Taxi in my photo is definitely a 1950 model. . . the car in Chris Photo - not sure but 1938, with rear trunk lid ?

Chris to DEAN: I madfe up the location as DC because I thought it was DC...but I had relatives in PA too... the box had a letter from 1958 which is why I said 1958.

Great detective work.
 
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Dean the Dream, the Irish Dancing Machine, the Retired Marine