Harry Belafonte...

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  1. mono

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    ... his 80th birthday today!
    Congratulations!!
    I love his music.
    And I think he is a big Leica fan and photographer.
    I dedicated some images to him on my website.
     
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    Day-O :D
     
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    Written by this year's Best Supporting Actor, Oscar winner.
     
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    For the sake of APUG's longevity, I hope there will be dozens if not 100s of replies asking: Who is Harry Belafonte?

    If we can all remember him then we're sunk. Sadly I am not in the group who can ask: Who is Harry Belafonte?

    If we can all remember him, will the last APUGer alive please remember to shut the site down just before joining the rest of us in the eternal "get together" in the sky.

    Thanks

    pentaxuser
     
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    Daylight come and me want go home.
     
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    Anyone who supports Hugo Chavez will get no well wishings from me.
     
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    Daylight come and me want to shoot film.
     
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    nothing but a commie. Made millions and hates the U.S.
     
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    If he drives people like you a little crazy then many happy returns, says I.
     
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    You wouldn't be a "G-Man" listener..would you?
     
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    Belafonte and his Nikons

    I remember seeing Harry toting two Nikon F's around his neck...one had a 300mm f/4.5 Nikkor and the other had the monster 85-250 Nikkor. One body had the F-36 Motor Drive and the other body had the F-250 Motor Drive attached!
    He looked awesome, wearing tie-dyes and a cowboy hat. It was early June 1966 or 1967 in Central Park at an Anti-Viet-Nam War demonstration. I was covering it for my college newspaper and was shooting old Ilford HP-S with an 18mm Rokkor on a Minolta SR7. I still have the negs...beautiful memories!
     
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    A drink of rum can sure go a loooonnnng way
     
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    Long live Harry, long live Hugo and the rest of the company... may they be there forever to piss you off and make you miserabe (for no real reason, only because they exist), you miserable rats. (now move this to the soapbox, where the miserable people have managed to make it belong).
     
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    Hear hear!
    I'm with you George!

    Belafonte was the very first CD we bought with the very first CD player. My whole family are fans.
     
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    I never knew anything about his politics until I read some of this stuff, which leads me to suspect that his importance in fomenting international revolution may have been overstated. Very entertaining singer, though!

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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    Ah, drinkin' de TING, mon!

    For those not blessed with friends from the Islands, de TING is overproof rum, preferably Barbadian or Jamaican. I had to go and pour myself a glass to celebrate his birthday.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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    I personally just like to piss off those who are stuck in Cold War mentallity, I don't follow traditional ideologies.
    But, we are turning the thread into a political one just to please them.
    Happy birthday Harry!
     
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    Dear Aristotelis,

    I couldn't agree more.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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    Quite honestly there's almost nothing anyone here can say that would piss me off. However, I suspect you really don't know what's going on in Venezuela. I do because I live with a Venezuelan woman and have traveled there several times and I have lots of friends who live there and I hear about all of the things he's doing to chip away at the legal/political system and is slowly becoming a dictator. I've met a woman (or her husband who is a pediatrician) who is not allowed to be hired by any company by law because she campaigned for the opposition in one of the former presidential elections. I've met people who are forced to allow any homeless person that walks by to live with them just because there are extra bedrooms in the house not being used. I've met people who have had houses taken away and give to others just because it was vacation house and not something they lived in all the time.

    Lots of bad things going on down there now. Whether you agree with me or not, I really don't care.
     
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    I know what's going on and that Hugo Chavez is moving to be a dictator, but I don't talk politics online with strangers, especially not with that attitude. If you want to continue the conversion feel free to use my PM or email and not this thread. And anyway, you must really care what I think if you took the time to address me and write all the above.

    this is socialism after all
     
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  23. David A. Goldfarb

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    So, are there any links to his photographs (one's he's made himself, rather than photographs of him) out there?

    Save Hugo Chavez for the soapbox, please.
     
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    Harry was no great shakes as a photographer.

    A colleague of mine owns a camera shop in NJ where Harry bought most of his gear in the '70's and through the '90's. He also processed Harry's film. Just snapshots of average quality. That is what I heard first-hand, but I've never actually seen a print.
     
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    So it's quizz time!

    Does any one know the difference between white rum and dark rum?

    Where is the oldest rum distillery in the world.

    I know because my father managed a large rum refinery and I spent my youth in it's lab, and I'm just back with two bottles of the world's best.

    Mark
     
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    Is the difference the aging of the rum in old whisky barrels? All still spirits are clear when they're first made, I think.