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All the Little Canvases

September 2, 2008

It’s rare for me to spread out an array of this many little canvases and look at them together. Today there are fourteen going to The Key West Art Bar. I wish there were 49 instead. The more the merrier.

The box that contains all of these plus eight of the 8″ boxes is packed and gone. I hope it doesn’t get sidetracked by a hurricane.

A Familiar Voice Goes Silent

Don LaFontaine, the voice of just about every movie trailer since the mid-sixties, has passed away at the age of 68. Though most people didn’t know his name, he said that didn’t bother him. He worked from his home, recording between 7 and 10 voiceovers a day, from scripts that were faxed to his studio. I was delighted to see this bio and interview with LaFontaine a couple of years back. That was my first time to know his name.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2008 7:33 pm

    Hi Martha,

    Your baby canvases look terrific. Congrats.

    I got to work with Don in 1984 just before I got a job in Post Production. I was working for a Producer that did promos. Don did our voice overs. You didn’t direct Don LaFontaine. I simply handed him a script, set there and watched! To do otherwise would have meant death by choking.

  2. September 2, 2008 8:30 pm

    The canvases look great together. It’s always interesting to put pieces next to one another to see how they look as a group. I like them both individually and as a set. They are so playful and I love the color combinations.

  3. September 2, 2008 8:31 pm

    Vikki, that is so cool! What a fun time you’ve had too.

  4. September 2, 2008 8:33 pm

    Thank you Elisa — it’s always fun to see a lot of pieces in the same theme together. I always have hopes that someone might buy all of them!

  5. candiedfabrics permalink
    September 2, 2008 9:39 pm

    These are just great!

  6. September 3, 2008 12:14 am

    “In a world that is perfect…”

    I will miss Fontaine. He was the announcer of my youth and my growing up. He emceed every movie that was relevant for the last umpteen years. We shall be poorer because he’s gone.

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