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Jul 19, 2014
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Robert De Niro, Sr. and Virginia Admiral

Did you know Robert De Niro’s parents were both painters who met in art school?

Wikipedia:


  At [Hans] Hofmann’s summer school, [De Niro] met fellow student Virginia Admiral, whom he married in 1942. The couple moved into a large, airy loft in New York’s Greenwich Village, where they were able to paint. They surrounded themselves with an illustrious circle of friends, including writers Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller, playwright Tennessee Williams, and the actress and famous Berlin dancer Valeska Gert. Admiral and De Niro separated shortly after their son, Robert De Niro, Jr., was born in August 1943.


See also: the documentary Remembering The Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.

Robert De Niro, Sr. and Virginia Admiral

Did you know Robert De Niro’s parents were both painters who met in art school?

Wikipedia:

At [Hans] Hofmann’s summer school, [De Niro] met fellow student Virginia Admiral, whom he married in 1942. The couple moved into a large, airy loft in New York’s Greenwich Village, where they were able to paint. They surrounded themselves with an illustrious circle of friends, including writers Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller, playwright Tennessee Williams, and the actress and famous Berlin dancer Valeska Gert. Admiral and De Niro separated shortly after their son, Robert De Niro, Jr., was born in August 1943.

See also: the documentary Remembering The Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.

May 19, 2014
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Calvin Trillin, About Alice

From Peter Stevenson’s review, “Scenes From a Marriage”:

“About Alice” is an unabashed love letter to Trillin’s wife, Alice, who died in 2001 at the age of 63 while awaiting a heart transplant, after a battle with lung cancer 25 years previously had left her heart weakened by radiation.

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When “About Alice” appeared in shorter form in The New Yorker last spring, people couldn’t wait to tell their friends to read it. Trillin had written about a marriage in which neither partner seems to have done any grievous or even subtle harm to the other. It was as if he had traveled out beyond familiar territory and brought back a moon rock, something worthy of preserving.

And you could tell: he and Alice had a ball. Weeks after their first meeting, he pursued her to another party: “At the second party, I did get to talk to her quite a lot. … Recalling that party in later years, Alice would sometimes say, ‘You have never again been as funny as you were that night.’

“ ‘You mean I peaked in December of 1963?’ I’d say, 20 or even 30 years later.

“ ‘I’m afraid so.’ ”

Filed under: marriage

Jul 23, 2013
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May 29, 2013
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A story of marriage, authenticity, and Taco Bell by @RobertMentzer

A story of marriage, authenticity, and Taco Bell by @RobertMentzer

Apr 24, 2013
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Every hipster couple in Austin, Texas owes Paul and Linda McCartney royalties.

Every hipster couple in Austin, Texas owes Paul and Linda McCartney royalties.

Feb 20, 2013
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One of the great under-narrrated pleasures of living: long-term fidelity & love.
George Saunders, on being married for 25 years

Feb 16, 2013
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Hafiz, “The Sun Never Says,” translated by Daniel Ladinsky in The Gift

gwendabond:

No longer Valentine’s Day, but this is too beautiful not to pass on. From the wonderful Stephany at crooked house.

(Kind of a chuckle that the poem has been scanned from the book Everybody Marries The Wrong Person.)

Hafiz, “The Sun Never Says,” translated by Daniel Ladinsky in The Gift

gwendabond:

No longer Valentine’s Day, but this is too beautiful not to pass on. From the wonderful Stephany at crooked house.

(Kind of a chuckle that the poem has been scanned from the book Everybody Marries The Wrong Person.)

Sep 18, 2012
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mattforsythe:

Leo and Sofya

Love this. Asked Matt if he was reading The Wives, but he said he was reading Troyat’s biography of Tolstoy.

mattforsythe:

Leo and Sofya

Love this. Asked Matt if he was reading The Wives, but he said he was reading Troyat’s biography of Tolstoy.

Sep 12, 2012
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Vladimir and Vera Nabokov

Spirit animals.

(via [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7])

Aug 05, 2012
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popeyepanels:


I got to go.
June 22, 1931.


Better out of context.

popeyepanels:

I got to go.

June 22, 1931.

Better out of context.

(via jndevereux)

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