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Robert Allen Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan (1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, music producer, artist, and writer. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social unrest.
A number of Dylan’s early songs, such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin‘”, became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the culture of folk music behind, Dylan’s six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone” radically altered the parameters of popular music in 1965. His recordings employing electric instruments attracted denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.
See images of a much younger Dylan below.
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Countless film actors have starred in a number of biopics, depicting a range of historical and cultural figures, but how accurate is their physical likeness?
Robin Hood is the largest private poverty-fighting organization in New York City. In its 23-year history, it has distributed over $1 billion to organizations that have positively impacted the lives of low-income New Yorkers. Late last year, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Robin Hood was instrumental in organizing and staging 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief. The live broadcast from Madison Square Garden reached more than a billion people worldwide by airing on 34 U.S. networks and television feeds and by streaming online and on the radio airwaves… carrying performances by most of the world’s most renowned musical artists.
According to Robin Hood, the event is now one of the biggest charity events of all time, having raised more than $70 million. Also, as of late April, 100% of the Robin Hood Sandy Relief Fund has now been allocated to 391 different organizations, representing extraordinary efforts to provide critical support to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
In the weeks prior to 12-12-12, in the Brooklyn-based studio of creative force Juniper Jones, the discussions about promotions for the forthcoming concert event ramped up extremely quickly. In meetings between company founder and creative director Kevin Robinson and executive producer Susie Shuttleworth with executives from AMC Networks and Digital Arts, all the heartfelt sentiments and grand ambitions behind the initiative met with the reality of creating the cinematic content and materials that needed to be created “yesterday” to allow all the partners to begin promoting it.
“First, we developed the creative concept to drive the spot,” Robinson explained, referencing the content shown above, which is just one of over 1,000 custom versions created and delivered by Juniper Jones. “We then put together a fantastic team of designers, compositors, and editors to see this vision through. The team worked tirelessly with overnight shifts in order to deliver multiple versions of the finished job in time. It was a challenging, yet rewarding back and forth, and ultimately an honor to work on a project that would give aid to our neighbors and communities.”
To learn more about the Robin Hood Foundation and the disposition of the Sandy Relief Fund, please visit www.robinhood.org/rhsandy.
Anna May Wong (1905 – 1961) was the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio.
Born near the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles to second-generation Chinese-American parents, Wong became infatuated with the movies and began acting in films at an early age. During the silent film era, she acted in The Toll of the Sea (1922), one of the first movies made in color and Douglas Fairbanks’ The Thief of Bagdad (1924).
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1955 was a year of change for Marilyn Monroe. After leaving Hollywood for New York, and abandoning her contract with Twentieth Century Fox, Marilyn was no longer ‘just a dumb blonde’, but a true renegade. In January, Marilyn formed a production company with photographer Milton Greene, and moved into a suite at the Ambassador Hotel.
Despite frenzied speculation, Marilyn largely evaded publicity. Dressed down in casual clothes and no make-up, she wandered the city unnoticed, and learned about ‘the Method’, a deeper, more challenging approach to drama, with Lee Strasberg at the Actor’s Studio. And Marilyn also began the long, difficult journey of psychoanalysis at this time.
By March of 1955, however, both Greene and Marilyn agreed that her image needed a boost. Her wish to prove herself a ‘serious actress’ had been roundly mocked by the press, many of whom predicted that the erstwhile sex goddess was destroying her own career.
In his introduction to the 1990 book, Marilyn 55, Bob LaBrasca stated that it was Milton Greene who arranged for a cover spread in Redbook. But Robert Stein, magazine editor at the time, has claimed that it was another of Marilyn’s photographers, Sam Shaw, who arranged the initial contact, and one of Shaw’s portraits of Marilyn graces the resulting July 1955 cover story, ‘The Marilyn Monroe You’ve Never Seen’.
However, neither Shaw nor Greene worked on the story directly. Over a hectic week, photojournalist Ed Feingersh followed Marilyn, along with Stein, and Marilyn’s small coterie of business associates. Whether shopping, dining, or dressing up, Marilyn’s daily life was captured on film.
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