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Lights, Camera, Action!
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Most of the vintage cars came around twilight and in the dark of night...vintage car after vintage car.

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It was so exciting to see the street transform into another era, and all the neighbors were out taking photos, it was like an impromptu party.

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When I woke up the next day of the actually filming-
It was like my fantasy of stepping back in time, to see other decades in my neighborhood.

A couple dressed in vintage clothing walked past my house, Old cars, and a delivery truck drove up the street that was already lined with even more gorgeous old cars.


https://youtu.be/Lto5bb0BcGU

suddenly it"s 1950 still of people car

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Vintage garbage truck and even the garbage on the curb was from another "other era".

That's Denzel Washington touching the front of the garbage truck in his early 1950s clothes- little brown cap and all.


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Weird- last year I was going to photoshop a vintage car, parked in front of our house and color it sepia to look old, just for fun.... but I never got around to it.
The "Fences" film crew parked the exact kind of car I had imagined right in front of us!
Now all I have to do is photoshop out the Chevron Building, peaking out above the roof of my house.


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But- the vintage "garbage" that lined the streets, was not so authentic to the era for Pittsburgh.
My husband pointed out that in Pittsburgh, up into the late 1970s to early 1980s garbage men had a much harder job than pickup at the curb.

I remembered it too at our old apartment- everyone had huge old oil drums filled with horrible loose trash.
It was kept at the back of the house and the garbage men had to go back and dump it into an old burlap cloth, twist up the ends and haul it over their shoulder to the truck.
So in reality it was a much harsher job than it is being portrayed by this film.


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I can't wait to see the movie!

Denzel Washington in August Wilson's "Fences" on Lytton Ave & Parkman Ave in Schenley Farms!
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Film crews are setting up all of the vintage 1950s car tonight.
Lots of fun, all the neighbors are out and talking photos.
Filming tomorrow- 7am to 3pm.
My house probably won't be in the shot but my neighbors kids will be in their yard in the movie, and Denzel will be walking down their driveway!
I already took a ton of photos!

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David Winnecour -Another Friend Gone This Spring
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Got the call a few days ago....
He was, as usual, positive and happy through the whole ordeal.


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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-press/obituary.aspx?n=david-robert-winnecour&pid=179635541
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Like Magic
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Just discovered a little mushroom growing in with my Bird's Nest Fern.
It's like magic that a wee little spore that can't even be seen came to life.
And it looks like two more may sprout from the base of this one.

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Fairy Queen Opera
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Sunday was a nice afternoon with friends...and fairies.
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Beatrice and me, with John in the mirror! And Marshall out for a smoke.
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Nun Paintings
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Where have all the nuns gone?
I used to see them in Oakland around St. Paul's Cathedral back in the 1980s and 90s but not anymore.
Just read on the web- since 1960 the Vatican decided nuns are no longer required to wear a habit.
I thought the habit and long dress was part of their mystique.
Oh well, not my business, I'm agnostic, but I still miss seeing the nuns walking around Oakland.


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Duane Irate Jones - Party on Lytton Ave.
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Video Clips Added-

May Day Marching Band-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzpW-fE1Y7E

Queer Scouts-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfot4qBW1UE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu4NcrVwT3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyy549s4PjU

Franny Moon-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-rcj2kyWCU
Also at https://frannymoon.bandcamp.com

Karma House-
no clip yet
Also at https://soundcloud.com/marshall-goodwin-827424022


The birthday boy cuts the cake-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxodt2hQ1-s




Photos from the party!
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Duane- I don't have everyones email so please pass this link on, and links to YouTube videos soon to be added at the top of this post of Queer Scouts, May Day Marching Band, Franny Moon, Daryl Flemming, Karma House and assorted jams.
Thanks for coming everyone it was a blast! (my apologies for not getting photos of all of you, I now realize a few of you are missing in photos. I don't know how you got away from me and my camera!)

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Hello 128 lbs...
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...it's good to see you again...but I'm going to say goodbye in a few more weeks LOL!
Getting the house & garden ready for the birthday party of the illustrious Duane Irate Jones for this evening has been good exercise.

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The Grand Tour
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What is- The Grand Tour?
The Grand Tour was the traditional trip of Europe undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men of means, or those of more humble origin who could find a sponsor. The custom flourished from about 1660 until the advent of large-scale rail transport in the 1840s, and was associated with a standard itinerary. It served as an educational rite of passage.
Source- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Tour

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Source- https://janeaustensworld.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/the-grand-tour-in-the-18th-19th-century/

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Source- http://scandalouswoman.blogspot.com/2007/10/lady-hester-stanhope-queen-of-desert.html
Pittsburgh was named after her grandfather. I'll have to read more about this wild woman.

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Souvenirs made to sell to tourists of The Grand Tour in the later years.

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circa 1900, Victorian Grand Tour, Miniature Nude Man Bronze. Depicting the Greek God Pan playing two flutes, this Bronze Statue measures 6 ½” tall with a 2 ¼” diameter base. The original green verdigris patina is in very good condition and there are no problems or restorations to this miniature Grand Tour, Pan, Bronze Statue.
Source- http://www.ebay.com/itm/131753587626?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Wondering if this little statue of Pan that I bought on eBay might be a Grand Tour souvenir?
I noticed the seller had two exactly the same so it's probably not that old...but it inspired me to learn about this subject.

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Vintage Greek Mythology Bronze Statue Figurine God of the Wild & Nature, Rustic Music & Companion to Nymphs, Pan is playing an instrument, measures approx. 4 3/4" in height.
Source- http://www.ebay.com/itm/331802986968?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

March 31,2016 Just found this link
http://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2490/lots/423
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