Tuesday, September 18, 2007

space is the place...

rocketdyne display

found this 8 x 10 at the flea market on sunday, in a large trunk of photos probably all taken by the same person or studio. we sifted through what seemed to be someone's archives, finding mainly second rate movie stars and areas around los angeles from the 20's - 50's from a dealer asking crazy money for much of it. fortunately, this was not only the nicest photo in the bin, but also the cheapest. unfortunately, there weren't any more like it...

it is stamped "rothschild los angeles" on the back, and the image is of an amazing display for the rocketdyne company from some kind of trade show. note the north american display company employee hand painting stars on the wall.

i've lamented the nearly vanished art of the hand painted sign for years, but never really thought about the extinction of the man who paints stars... click on the image to see it bigger, it's worth it.

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Blogger Dave Lovely said...

"This photo is private," it says "Oops! You don't have permission to view this photo."

The Extinction of The Man Who Painted Stars - and what a great title for something that would be - is poignant indeed...

1:13 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

sorry, fixed it now, it's public...:-)

2:22 PM  

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