Said Glass in 2001: “While working, I suddenly heard a noise and looked up to find Robert Hughes, the art critic of Time magazine, staring at me in disbelief. ‘But you’re Philip Glass! What are you doing here?’ It was obvious that I was installing his dishwasher and I told him I would soon be finished. ‘But you are an artist,’ he protested. I explained that I was an artist but that I was sometimes a plumber as well and that he should go away and let me finish.”
Even after the premiere of his opera Einstein at the Beach at the Met in 1976, the 39-year-old Glass went back to driving a cab. He kept at it for the next three years.
Philip Glass the plumber & cab driver.(via professionallush)
"I learned how to drink champagne a while ago. But the way I like to drink champagne is I like to make what we call a Montana Cooler, where you buy a case of champagne and you take all the bottles out, and you take all the cardboard out, and you put a garbage bag inside of it, then you put all…
As William Faulkner famously said, “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of June 1st, when Halt and Catch Fire will premiere on AMC.”
HEY. YOU. YOU’RE GONNA WATCH THIS.
Been helping KC filmmaker Gary Huggins with his debut action-comedy feature Kick Me! this winter. Here’s the weirdo trailer he put together.
Marksmanship training for highschoolers at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, CA as apart of Victory Corps/1942
Established after Pearl Harbor and from the real(ish) fear of a Japanese invasion, the Victory Corps and its aim was to train students to be resonpsible and accurate when using firearms
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In the 50’s and perhaps into the early 60’s, visitors to the Main Street Cinema might have found a cast member costumed as Lon Chaney’s famous ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ character lurking about, sometimes pretending to be a waxwork figure before startling them - the film itself played inside the cinema at times for many years.