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    A very Weston Day

    Today is definitely a very Weston Day.

    I'm finishing reading "California and the West," the new Brett Weston "New York Portfolio" arrived, I found and bought first edition copies of Cole Weston's "Eighteen Photographs," the "EW:100" essays, and Edward Weston's "Seventy Photographs."

    I did pass on an f64 1978 show catalog. The photos were very good but $75 was too much for me.

    Mike

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    Mike, how do you like the New York Portfolio? I noticed that my account had the amount taken out so I will be getting it pretty soon. Is the "Seventy Photographs" book of value? I have been buying books lately and it's getting to be more expensive than photography so the book business must be surviving. I got a copy of Walker Evans and some Strand and Weston, both, Modotti etc. Iv'e got to break out and do some of my own. But what you can learn from these books is priceless isn't it?
    Curt
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    On the week-end I had time to kill waiting for people, so I cracked open the book of AA letters (to and from Edward Weston and the whole gang.) A good read.

    Vaughn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    Mike, how do you like the New York Portfolio? I noticed that my account had the amount taken out so I will be getting it pretty soon. Is the "Seventy Photographs" book of value? I have been buying books lately and it's getting to be more expensive than photography so the book business must be surviving. I got a copy of Walker Evans and some Strand and Weston, both, Modotti etc. Iv'e got to break out and do some of my own. But what you can learn from these books is priceless isn't it?
    Curt
    I'm just opening it right now. I wanted to see the Cole Weston because I had never seen his book before. Then I got distracted by the Charis Wilson essay in "EW:100."

    Generally I get anything sent by Michael and Paula the next day even when it's UPS ground. So, depending on how far west you are, you should get it soon.

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    Thirty minutes or so just isn't enough to really "see" New York. I will have to spend more time with it and give my impressions tomorrow.

    Mike

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    To complete your Weston Day you might consider getting the DVD," Eloquent Nude, The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston and Charis Wilson". I saw the San Francisco premiere of the film last week and give it high marks.

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    http://www.nwdocumentary.org/weston/preview.html

    Is the film being shown available on DVD, usually the DVD comes later after a picture has been out and shown? Are the actors any good, do you think they look and have the feel of the original people? I watched the previews and they seem good. It not a mix of fact and fiction is it?

    I will be looking for a delivery of the book soon. I live out west north of Seattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    http://www.nwdocumentary.org/weston/preview.html

    Is the film being shown available on DVD, usually the DVD comes later after a picture has been out and shown? Are the actors any good, do you think they look and have the feel of the original people? I watched the previews and they seem good. It not a mix of fact and fiction is it?

    I will be looking for a delivery of the book soon. I live out west north of Seattle.

    Curt

    The DVD is already out. Here is the link where you can purchase it:
    http://www.filmbaby.com/films/1740

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    http://www.filmbaby.com/films/1740

    I just found this, it answers one of the questions I was asking. That makes sense now. Thanks, Curt


    It's a preorder for the August release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merg Ross View Post
    To complete your Weston Day you might consider getting the DVD," Eloquent Nude, The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston and Charis Wilson". I saw the San Francisco premiere of the film last week and give it high marks.
    Agreed! I have been very interested in this since I heard about it. After your report last week I went to the website to see the previews. I also sent my friends in SF to the Victoria to see it.

    As an aside, I'm in the final stages of "California and the West." I had put off reading this because of the description of the text by a number of reviewers as a travelogue. In my opinion, the narrative is anything but a "travelogue." It is good stuff. The description of coming across the body at Cardizo is as good as the actual photographs. The details of the imitation $100 bills, the milk coupons and the Mickey Mouse spoon add depth, as does the conversation with the Sheriff afterward. I am very glad that I am finally reading this book.

    Mike Davis

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