Saturday, February 20, 2010

Unusual Pictures Of Uncommon People



He was the son of a Czech coal miner, born in Pennsylvania in 1928. A legend in his own lifetime, he created 300 films and was nicknamed "Drella" by his musician friends - who considered him a combination of Dracula and Cinderella.

Shot in the chest by a disgruntled actress in 1968, he slowly recovered, but wore a bandage for the rest of his life, which ended in 1987. He had as big an impact on the art world as anyone in the 20th century. It's hard to imagine what he would look like this year, had he lived to be 83. His image is frozen in our minds' eyes, fright wig and all. The childhood picture is of Andy Warhol.

3 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

'Drella'...I love that and so apropos...

steven said...

golden west - as soon as you write "drella" i knew. what child of the late sixities didn't know about the velvet underground, the factory. what an unexpected picture though. steven

如此的 said...

幸福是人人都要,又怎麼可能都歸你所有?要知道這世界幸福本來就不多........................................