Posts Tagged ‘pat’

Then and Now: Governor Brown’s Visit to San Francisco’s Mid-Market Area 45 Years Ago

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Here’s McAllister and Jones today…

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And here it is, via Shorpy, 45 years back, when Governor Brown came to town in his Pontiac Bonneville:

The trolley pole’s been changed to an LED streetlight pole – that’s one difference. Can you spot others?

Woman at Asian Art Museum Sees Historic Japanese “Friendship Dolls” for the First Time in 82 Years

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Our Asian Art Museum is currently presenting “Japan’s Early Ambassadors to San Francisco, 1860–1927,” which features two of the fifty-eight Friendship Dolls sent to San Francisco as “goodwill ambassadors” from Japan in 1927. Per Timothy Hallman, Director of Marketing & Communications:

“These dolls arrived first in San Francisco, where they were and feted and displayed—first in the Japantown school Kinmon Gakuen (lit, “Golden Gate Institute”) and then in San Francisco City Hall—before traveling across the country meeting mayors and ambassadors and ending up in Washington D.C.

Yesterday, ninety-year old Lois Mackay (nee Lois Nicholson) visited the museum to view the dolls. As an eight year old in 1928, she officially participated in one of the ceremonies in Niagara Falls, NY. She is the young girl on the right in the 1928 photo, and is mentioned in the press clipping.

According to her daughter Pat, Lois remembers the original event quite clearly, and often speaks of it fondly.”

So, there’s Lois in 1928, on the right: 

And here she is yesterday at the AAA in Civic Center with the very same doll, just 82 years later:

Via Nichole Harvey

All the deets:

Up next at our AAA is Beyond Golden Clouds: Five Centuries of Japanese Screens 

It’ll start October 15th, 2010 - see you there!

Vladimir’s Beauty Salon Helps San Francisco Remember the 1980s

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Well here it is, way out in the Middle Richmond District- it’s a Patrick Nagel print from Yelp-rated Vladimir’s Beauty Salon, as seen at 6340 Geary Boulevard entre les avenues 27 et 28.

Won’t you agree that “Patrick Nagel’s artwork is ‘so 80′s’“?

Cliquez sur pour augmenter, mon ami:

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Here’s a little more 311 about the background of this Beauty Shop Nagel:

“Nagel’s figures generally have black hair, bright white skin, full-lipped mouths, and the distinctive Nagel eyes, which are often squared off in the later works. Because of the intense stylization and reduction of facial features into clean lines, generally the figures resemble each other.”

“While Nagel’s work is mostly represented by aloof, if also seductive women, they are rarely, if ever, presented in a submissive relationship with men.”

“Nagel’s artwork strongly influenced the illustration and clip art of the late 1980s and illustrations of women strongly resembling those seen in Nagel’s art were widely used in hair and nail salons and other beauty-oriented businesses.”

1980′s Fever – Catch It.

Was Harvey Milk Discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1955 for Being Gay?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

That’s what they’re saying at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago. Here’s what they’re pointing to:

“Pat – Don’t say or do anything. I’ve been turned in by Johnny Teynel and Marty ‘Kid’ (illegible) and a third party – Harvey

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Is this proof positive?

You Make The Call.