Personal note: I’m on vacation. Flip through the archive until I get back.
And that’s Jacques Tati that Holden is staring at, right?
And here‘s a Fox News interview from the same day—notice how the anchor calls him “The Gloved Wonder” and describes him as a “multi-platinum singer” as if she were talking about Ralph Tresvant and not the person who put out Thriller. It’s predictably condescending in tone (though MJ’s claim of having just written “somebody” a check for $500 million dollars is pretty hard to believe) but Michael sort of sits the reporter down—correcting her as she misquotes him and answering her inevitable stupid 9-11 question with the stupid answer it deserved: “What are your thoughts of 9-11, being here in New York?” “I hated it; I’d hate it if it were anywhere.”
Martin Bashir was waiting in the wings.
Piece: Calder’s Circus. 1926–31. Wire, wood, metal, cloth, yarn, paper, cardboard, leather, string, rubber tubing, corks, buttons, rhinestones, pipe cleaners and bottle caps.
Alexander Calder, (United States, 1898-1976).
Where: Whitney Museum of American Art.
Elephant and Trainer (Detail of Calder’s Circus).
Fanni, the Belly Dancer (Detail of Calder’s Circus).
Little Clown, the Trumpeteer (detail of Calder’s Circus).
8 foot 7-inch-tall George Auger, 29-inch-tall Princess Wee Wee and three-legged Frank Lentini, all of the Ringling Brothers Circus, pose with 5 foot 9-inch-tall Harold Lloyd on the set of Safety Last. Sam Taylor & Fred C. Newmeyer. 1923.