Monday, February 22, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021

"Adams/Timm Batmash-Color

This is a mash-up. I’m taking the classic Neal Adams pose of Batman, from the classic Batman v1 #251, and drawing it in the style of the Batman Animated TV series, as character-designed by Bruce Timm. I colored it because it’s cool!



Thursday, February 11, 2021

"Adams/Timm Batmash

This is a mash-up. I’m taking the classic Neal Adams pose of Batman, from the classic Batman v1 #251, and drawing it in the style of the Batman Animated TV series, as character-designed by Bruce Timm. With some of my own style thrown in because, why not?




Saturday, February 6, 2021

Tyrone Power and John F. Callahan

Tyrone Power (born May 5th, 1914) was only 44 years old when he died of a heart attack on November 15, 1958. He and I share the same birth town (Cincinatti, Ohio). I remember him primarily from “The Razor’s Edge”, “Nightmare Alley”, and “Witness For the Prosecution”. I’ve read that Cole Porter wrote “Mad About The Boy” for Tyrone. Nothing else I’ve read indicates the attraction was reciprocal. 


And here ends the series of posts about the set of 18 8” x 10” double-sided, hole punched collectable movie-star-publicity-swag items that I inherited from (and unearthed on January 1st, 2021) my late husband, John F. Callahan (February 2, 1946- February 18, 2013). 


To avoid complete anti-climax, here’s a sheet of headshots John commissioned in 1981, when he moved to Los Angeles.








Friday, February 5, 2021

Tim Holt and John F. Callahan

 Charles John "Tim" Holt III (February 5, 1919 – February 15, 1973) was an American actor. He was a popular Western star during the 1940s and early 1950s, appearing in forty-six B westerns released by RKO Pictures.

"In a career spanning more than four decades, Holt is best remembered for his roles in the films The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948).”

(Wikipedia)


Mr. Holt died of bone cancer at age 54. Mr. Callahan (from whom I inherited and recently unearthed this set of 18 8” x 10”, double-sided, hole-punched collectable movie-star-publicity-swag items of which this is #17 in a series of posts there upon) died of bone cancer at age 67.


Here’s a link to a really good blog article on Tim Holt’s RKO westerns. It makes me want to watch some of them.

https://offscreen.com/view/tim-holt-and-the-b-western


Just for laughs, here's a photo of John and myself.
Compare and contrast John F. Callahan, and Tim Holt, taken when he was about the same as as John in this photo.















Thursday, February 4, 2021

Susan Hayward and John F. Callahan

 “Susan Hayward (born Edythe Marrenner; June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress and model. She was best known for her film portrayals of women that were based on true stories.

“…Hayward's doctor found a lung tumor in March 1972 that metastasized, and after a seizure in April 1973, she was diagnosed with brain cancer.[50] On March 14, 1975, she suffered a seizure in her Beverly Hills home and died at the age of 57.[51] A funeral service was held on March 16 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in Carrollton, Georgia. Hayward's body was buried in the church's cemetery.[52]

Theories about the radioactive fallout from atmospheric atomic bomb tests[53] surround the making of The Conqueror in St. George, Utah. Several production members including Hayward, John Wayne, Agnes Moorehead, Pedro Armend├íriz (who committed suicide), and director Dick Powell later succumbed to cancer and cancer-related illnesses.[54] As ascertained by People magazine in 1980, out of a cast and crew totaling 220 people, 91 of them developed some form of cancer, and 46 had died of the disease.[55]“ (Wikipedia)


John F. Callahan (from whom I inherited and recently unearthed this set of 18 8” x 10”, double-sided, hole-punched collectable movie-star-publicity-swag items of which this is #16 in a series of posts there upon) also died of cancer (prostate cancer, metastasized to his skeletal system). John died on February 18, 2013.




Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Sonja Henie and John F. Callahan

 Happy late birthday to the late John F. Callahan (February 2, 1946- February 18, 2013)

“Sonja Henie (8 April 1912- 12 October 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a 3-time Olympic champion (1928, 1932, 1936) in women’s singles, a 10-time World Champion (1927-1936) and a 6-time European Champion (1931-1936). Henie has won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies’ figure skater. AT the height of her acting career, she was one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood and starred in a series of box-office hits, including “Thin Ice” (1937), “Happy Landing”, “My Luck Star” (1938), “Second Fiddle” (1939), and “Sun Valley Serenade” (1941)” (Wikipedia).


Since John F. Callahan, (from whom I inherited and recently unearthed this set of 18 8” x 10”, double-sided, hole-punched collectable movie-star-publicity-swag items of which this is #15 in a series of posts there upon) and I were/ are both Gay, we were/ are therefore official “Friends of Judy” (i.e., Judy Garland). Ms. G was born June 10, 1922, died June 22, 1969. Whereas grief from Ms. G’s untimely demise is partially credited to the Stonewall Inn Uprising on June 28 of the same year, Ms. H’s passing, a mere 3 months later, had no similar effect on the body politic. Today she languishes in obscurity.


Tip for all aspiring celebrities desiring long lasting fame: Become a Gay Icon.




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