tRS-WS #79 - Double Indemnity / Barbara Stanwyck - January 2014
Born Ruby Stevens in Brooklyn in 1907, she was four when her pregnant mother was killed by a drunk who pushed her off a streetcar. Her bricklayer father soon ran off to Panama, abandoning the family. Young Ruby was raised by a shifting cast of relatives, and supported herself from the age of fourteen as a switchboard operator, a pattern cutter, and a chorus girl.
tRS-WS #78 - Saul Leiter - November 2013
Saul Leiter is a criminally overlooked photographer and painter who’s color photography work in the 40s and 50s is peerless. Saul passed away yesterday at age 89.
Photo by: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
tRS-WS #77a, 77b, 77c - Here Come the Internet Kids - November 2013
Had the pleasure of working on a piece about the recent movement from tech to healthtech. It’s an easy read, please check it out. @LuminaryLabs http://www.slideshare.net/LuminaryLabs/here-come-the-internet-kids
tRS-WS #76 - Ernie Pyle - October 2013
Journalist who toured the US during the late 1930’s and then went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for his every man approach to war journalism during the second World War. Pyle was killed in action in the Pacific Theater in April 1945 at the age of 44.
HTT #119, November 2010 - March 2011
Thinking of My Grandfather Today
tRS-WS #75 - Suzanne Lenglen - October 2013
Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player who won 31 Championship titles between 1914 and 1926. A flamboyant, trendsetting athlete, she was the first female tennis celebrity and one of the first international female sport stars, named La Divine (the divine one) by the French press. - Wikipedia
tRS-WS #74 - Kaweco AL Sport - October 2013
Recently discovered this brand of writing instruments in a small shop in the lower east side. I absolutely love the width and weight of this mechanical pencil.
tRS-WS #73 - Wendell Willkie - Dark Horse - September 2013
I’ve been reading a lot about the Second World War over the past year. Wendell Willkie and the 1940 presidential election emerge as a fascinating reflection of American sentiment during that time. Willkie, for me, is a celebrity owned entirely in a 1940’s America.
tRS-WS #72 - Kansas City Chiefs - Perfect, So Far - October 2013
I love this story, two talented individuals out to redeem themselves. The Chiefs have gone from the worst record in the league to the best.
tRS-WS #71 - Marvin Rainwater - October 2013
Marvin Karlton Rainwater (July 2, 1925 – September 17, 2013), was an American country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including “Gonna Find Me a Bluebird” and “Whole Lotta Woman”, a UK no.1 record.