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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXVIII

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Winter, 1970. Another week in Manhattan. While I was still occupied every day with the NBC FALL TELEVISION newspaper campaign there were still a lot of social and cultural events available.  At the George Abbott Theater there was some noise around the opening of Gantry, starring Robert Shaw and Rita Moreno. My best friend from UCLA, fraternit... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXVII

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A graffiti seen on the restroom wall at Elaine’s gives a pretty good idea of what the mood of the late ’60s was in New York. There was also the exact opposite mood of anti-Vietnam War fury seen on the streets during protests and demonstrations! But life continued with people in laundromats, at markets and […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXVI

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A 1970 attempt at humorous social criticism from The American Legion Magazine.  The split between generations was widening. Dennis Abby (or Abbé) had been an illustrator and became fascinated with the decorative possibilities of working with glass.  In a short time he became sought after for Art Deco inspired glass architectural and decorati... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXV

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Annie Rieger introduced me to a new friend of hers, Jessica Robinson (pictured above). Jessica was a writer and a few years later appeared carrying a gun on the cover of New York Magazine, an article on women carrying guns for self protection. Jessica enjoyed teasing and creating situations so when the article appeared I […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXIV

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Summer of ’70. I had gotten a commission to illustrate all of the programs for the NBC Fall Television schedule.  My rep Pema Browne told me that they had wanted different illustrators to do the different types of shows — situation comedy, variety, drama, etc. but she had shown my samples and persuaded them that I should do […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXIII

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1970 — just beginning and quickly heating up! The Woodstock neighbors of Max Yasgur on whose farm the music festival was held sued him for damages caused to their nearby properties by the overflowing festival crowd.  And a radical group called The Weather Underground aka “the Weathermen” started planting bombs under banks, government buil... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXII

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In early 1969 it was claimed that The Black Panthers had planned coordinated bombings of police stations. 21 members were indicted, among them Afeni Shakur, the mother of the late actor/rapper Tupac Shakur, who was born in 1971. Printed papers were handed out on street corners downtown and benefits were planned to help the defendants. […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXI

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So we woke up and found ourselves in 1970! Remarkably — we had survived the Sixties! Beginning with President John F. Kennedy inspiring and changing the outlook and prospects of most young Americans, we had ended up on the moon but because of the Vietnam War and so much chaos, many young Americans wished that the government had […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXX

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Paul Bartel invited me to go with him to see Frank Granat at his apartment on Third Avenue on the Upper East Side. Frank was originally from Northern California and in 1964 had been a producer of a play on Broadway, Any Wednesday by Muriel Resnick. It had opened at the George Abbott Theater and in 1966 was made into a movie […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXIX

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1969 and it was finally December! So much had happened; Nixon had blamed the media for the lack of unity in the country and Vice President Agnew had called the media “unelected elites” whose investigative journalism had not been impartial!  They were still claiming the Vietnam War was being successfully fought! A great proportion of the ... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXVIII

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1969 — Vice President Spiro Agnew was still saying that the press was biased reporting against the Vietnam War and encouraged the public to complain. Meanwhile, there was a second landing on the moon’s surface and Joseph Kennedy, the father of JFK and RFK, had died. Hope and Frank Mell were in New York to attend the awards given by ... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXVII

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I should start by explaining something: I’ve been asked why some of my drawings look “unfinished” while others have a rendered, “finished” look. I use a drawing technique called “contour drawing”. It’s been called “blind drawing” and several other descriptive names but what it consists of is putting the drawing instrument, pen o... READ MORE