November 13, 1940~ Walt Disney’s film Fantasia premieres in New York City

Fantasia Program Cover by Gyo Fujikawa

1940 / 26 pp+cvr / 12 3/4”x9 5/8” / Various collections incl. Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Movie originally released in 13 U.S. cities as road show w/assigned seating, programs, & ushers

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Previous November 13 posts:

November 13~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/13~

October 10, 1935~ Porgy and Bess opens at the Alvin Theatre in NYC

Porgy and Bess, Embracing (detail)  by Kara Walker

2013 / Lithograph on Somerset paper / 15”x18” / Various, incl. Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC / Published by The Arion Press, San Francisco, as part of an additional suite of 4 lithographs to accompany the book “Porgy & Bess, The Libretto” by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin with 16 lithographs by Kara Walker

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Autumn~ October 10

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/10~

August 29, 1966~ The Beatles’ final live concert

The Beatles, Exiting Plane  by  Jim Marshall

1966, San Francisco Airport / Silver Gelatin Photograph / Various collections

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Audio: Candlestick Park, San Francisco: The Beatles’ final concert~
https://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/08/29/candlestick-park-san-francisco-final-concert/

Previous August 29 posts:

Self Portraits~August 29

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/29~

August 22, 1906~ Victor Talking Machine Co.’s first “Victrolas” manufactured

His Master’s Voice by Francis Barraud

c.1898-1899 / Oil on canvas / 28”x36” / EMI Archive Trust, perhaps?

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“HIS MASTER’S VOICE” by Robb Fritz~
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/his-masters-voice

The Birth and Evolution of Victor Victrola Antique Phonographs~
https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-victor-victrola-antique-phonograph-collector-paul-edie/

Previous August 22 posts:

Self Portraits~August 22

Claude Debussy: Born August 22, 1862

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Born August 22, 1908

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/22~

August 15, 1969~ Woodstock Music Festival opens

Wallkill, New York August 15-16-17
First Festival Poster by David Edward Byrd

1969 / Original offset lithograph, 10,000 qty. / Approx. 14”x22” / Various collections

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Previous August 15 posts:

Self Portraits~August 15

August 15, 1969: The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/15~

July 15, 1923~ Jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones is born

Philly Joe Jones by Francis Wolff

Date unknown / Black & white photograph shot with twin-lens, square-format Rolleiflex / ©Francis Wolff

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The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff~
http://si-siris.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-blue-note-photographs-of-francis.html
The Impossibly Cool Album Covers of Blue Note Records: Meet the Creative Team Behind These Iconic Designs~
http://www.openculture.com/2018/11/the-impossibly-cool-album-covers-of-blue-note-records.html
Cool, clear, collected~
http://www.eyemagazine.com/feature/article/cool-clear-collected

Previous July 15 posts:

Summer~ July 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/15~

June 28, 1846~ Adolphe Sax files 14 patents for the saxophone

All The Things You Are by Romare Bearden

1987 / Collage, color dyes, and watercolor on board / 36”x24” / Private collection?

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Previous June 28 posts:

Pride Month~ June 28

June 28 & 29, 1969~ the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/28~

June 26, 1909~ Opening of the present Victoria & Albert Museum

Tippoo’s Tyger, Mechanical Organ from Mysore (Mysuru), India

c.1793 / Painted wood with metal fixtures / Overall dimensions: 28”x 68” / Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Tippoo’s Tiger, a poem by Marianne Moore, 1967~
https://seriealfa.com/tigre/tigre5/moore.htm#Tippoos%20Tiger

Previous June 26 posts:

Pride Month~ June 26

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/26~