Remembering Arlene Gottfried.STREET SMART
Arlene Harriet Gottfried (August 26,1950 August 8, 2017) was a New York City street photographer who snapped scenes of daily life of the ordinary people in the city. Her work was not widely well known. Until her 50’s. Gottfried had two lives, one as a photographer and one as a gospel singer, Although she was Jewish by birth, she felt connected to the gospel side of religion and sang with the Eternal Light Community Singers in New York.
Born in Brooklyn, she moved with her Jewish immigrant family to the neighborhoods of Alphabet City. Gottfried was the older sister of comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried. As a teenager, Arline was given a 35mm camera by her father. She started carrying the camera even though she claimed “I had no clue what I was doing.” She credited her upbringing for giving her the skill to talk to strangers which later played a significant role in her art. “We lived in Coney Island, and that was always an ex...
Lettre à Françoise.MELANCOLIC
In 1960, Bob Dylan first saw Françoise Hardy perform on TV. This was the moment that Dylan was charmed by the French singer. Dylan was located in New York’s Greenwich Village, where he spent time in a local cafe writing letters. Some of which were written to Françoise Hardy. These letters were found by two friends of the cafe owner and have now shown Dylan and Hardy their findings. The letters touched Hardy deeply and Dylan expressed sadness that the relationship never would have flourished due to distance. Dylan also mentioned that he didn’t need to be close to Françoise Hardy to feel like he knew her. The pair had only met once during their careers during a Bob Dylan concert in Olympia in 1966....
The Gospel According to Andre.ICONIC
The new documentary ‘The Gospel According to Andre’ is based around fashion's most iconic figure, Andre Leon Talley. Andre was best known for his position at Vogue as editor-at-large, but he first made his way into the fashion industry by the help of Andy Warhol at Interview magazine. Andre has also spent time working at Women’s Wear Daily, W and The New York Times. At these publications Talley used his leverage to advocate for more African American models involvement on the runway and in the magazines.
‘The Gospel According to Andre’ is directed by Kate Novak and hears from some of Talley’s closest friends and co workers like Anna Winter, Marc Jacobs, and Whoopi Goldberg. The film also includes behind the scenes footage of Talley at fashions biggest events and his interactions with the worlds most current stars.
‘The Gospel According to Andre’ will be released to select theaters on April 27, 2018....
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