Wednesday, November 23, 2011

J.C. Leyendecker: Thanksgiving

Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 - 1951)

Illustrator famous for his magazine covers, especially for The Saturday Evening Post.  His style was an enormous influence on Norman Rockwell.  This piece was used for the cover of American Weekly of July 24, 1946,  and shows the artist painting a portrait of a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast while smoking a pipe and preparing his own meager meal of sausages cooked over a small cast-iron stove.

Thanks to PowerOfBabel.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

More news about the movie "Barquero"

I briefly mentioned Barquero once before.  The new news about it is that if you're a subscriber to Netflix's streaming service, it is now available for streaming!  If you're a fan of westerns, or Lee Van Cleef movies, or pipe smoking, or especially a western starring Lee Van Cleef who does a lot of pipe smoking, you should see it.