Re: OT: Smoke one for Frank
- From: Tony <tony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 10:31:22 -0400
On 5/12/2010 10:25 AM, Paul M. Cook wrote:
"Alex W."<ingilt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Tue, 11 May 2010 08:18:27 -0700, mark wrote:
On Tue, 11 May 2010 04:04:32 -0700 (PDT), CigarBaron
On May 10, 8:43 pm, Ray<chiga...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Frazetta. One of the all-time greats in science fiction/horror/sword
and sorcery art dead at 82.
Way too many people tried to copy his style, but never quite made the
A pity his family were/are such total shits.
Sorry to read. Smoke one for the great Lena as well.
Yea Lena Horne died too, She was cute ,. and I thought did a lot in
her time to break race barriers for me and others
Never mind cute, she was a hell of a singer. Feisty, too.
I am not so completely sold on the "race barrier" achievement,
though. In appearance, she was of that unthreatening, acceptable
"non-black" type -- straight hair, straight nose, light skin --
that is still considered to be preferable today. This doesn't
break race prejudice barriers so much as subvert them, and not in
an entirely good way because it gives in to the prejudice rather
than smash it.
Not that it matters. Hell of a singer, and that's all that
She was black enough to be denied leading lady roles in films because some
states at the time banned movies with black people in them and her scenes
could not be removed. That was one hell of a barrier to overcome. She was
unapologetic about her rise to stardom and said she always remained herself
and did not just become an imitation of a white person.
How do you imitate a white person?
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