12/11/10

THE GHOST OF ANTEBELLUM'S PAST


(red stodalsky- owner of barque books- circa 1975 thru 1994. this is now antebellum gallery!)
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(this is an excerpt from the article.. the full article is~ LAALTERNATIVE-

( http://www.laalternative.com/index.php/2006/07/14/blank-verse-generation)

“I then read everything I could get my hands on that had to do with the Beats. Got turned on to Leonard Cohen the poet-had no idea at the time that he wrote music-but I read all his work. At the same time, people started turning me on to Charles Bukowski. See, in terms of literature, the only thing up until then I’d studied was the classics, nothing contemporary. So that triumvirate of people-Leonard Cohen, Bukowski and the Beats. I never hung out with Bukowski,” qualifies Griffin. “My influence was Red Stodalsky of Baroque Books in Hollywood.” (this is now- ANTEBELLUM GALLERY).

Red Stodolsky had been committed to paper by Bukowski in the poem “Red” (Septugenarian Stew) and in the novel Pulp. The small bookstore was at 1643 Las Palmas Avenue, (now antebellum!) near Musso & Frank’s. “I met Red in 1981 or ‘82, because nobody else sold Charles Bukowski or the Beats. Charles Bukowski was one of Red’s best friends. But I don’t really drink, and I don’t really gamble, and I wasn’t gonna sit there and talk to him about poetry, so Red would go ‘Hey kid, we’re gonna be over at Musso’s for lunch. Come on by.’ I went, ‘Yeah sure, Red, sure.’ And I just blew him off.”
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The Text and Subtext of a Joker
By Colleen Sell, for Biblio.
the life of John Larroquette.

(this is an excerpt from the article.. the full article is~ http://www.themodernword.com/pynchon/pynchon_larroquette.html )

Larroquette credits "Red" Stodolsky, of Baroque Books in Los Angeles, with being his "Yoda" of collecting. "I wandered into this tiny hole of a bookstore in 1983 and was greeted with, 'Waddya want?' 'Um, this is a bookstore, isn't it?' 'Yeah. What kinda books you looking for?' 'I'd like to buy some Bukowski.' 'I only have first editions; they're expensive.' 'Well, can I see them?' I bought the books. In fact, I bought a lot of books from Red in the early days, and slowly but surely, he taught me how to collect."
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to see an image of a bronze of Charles Bukowski displayed at Baroque Books, (now Antebellum gallery, note the glass case.. this is still at the gallery), go to this link, look for page 151~
http://books.google.com/books?id=UQblo3lNZp4C&dq=red+stodolsky

the article notes that Red Stodolsky, (owner of Baroque Books) was the inspiration for the character of Red in Bukowski's novel~ PLUP.

"I'm curious about people's memories of "Red" Stodolsky. I met him in the early 90's, his shop in Hollywood had quite an impressive selection of books by Bukowski. Books I had not seen before (wedding, heatwave, etc...). I remember his eyesight was failing and he was very trusting about leaving you in the shop alone. I also remember his patience was 'thin', but so is mine, so I'm not criticizing! It was a great little bookstore."
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BUKOWSKI, Charles. Vintage Original Christmas Card Signed
F Soft cover Signed by Author(s) ("Fondly, Linda & Hank") in black ink on Christmas card with a bigpig with Christmas ribbon and holly around his neck. 5 1/8" x 7 3/4"; Christmas card designed by Ching, The Evergreen Press, Pleasant Hill, California, printed in the USA. Together with the original mailing envelope, stamped and postmarked Long Beach, CA, Dec. 18, 1989. To Reds & Mina Stodolsky 5758 1/2 4th Street Los Angeles, Ca. 90036 Christmas card Signed and inscribed by Linda Beighle and signed by Bukowski: " "Fondly, Linda & Hank And A Big 1990!" (with self drawings of Linda and Bukowski) Provenance: from the estate of Sholom "Red" Stodolsky, proprietor of the famed Baroque Bookstore of Hollywood and close friend and associate of Charles Bukowski. Stodolsky championed Bukowski's work long before it was fashionable to do so, and in doing so earned the devotion and lifetime friendship of the writer. Bukowski (1920-1994), born August 16, 1920, Andernach, Germany; died March 9, 1994, Los Angeles, California; German-born American writer and poet; his poems, short stories and novels often chronicled the low-life and his hard-bitten alcoholic youth; poet laureate of Los Angeles.
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Bukowski's Birthday Bus Party

August 16 would have been Charles Bukowski's 87th birthday, and devotees can celebrate by taking Esotouric's Haunts of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski's LA tour with a special night-time tour that ends at Musso and Frank's, when toasts will be made thanks to Bukowski's favorite bartender, Ruben.

Kim Cooper also offers a rare after hours tour by the restaurant's fourth generation owner, as well as a chat with director John Dullaghan, (Bukowski: Born Into This),about the making of his film and stories about Hollywood's Bukowski-centric Baroque Bookstore and its late, cantankerous owner Red Stodolsky.

note- i feel that antebellum is still haunted, (in a good way) by RED STODOLSKY. he loved this space on las palmas ave and never wanted to leave, in fact his last wishes were to have his ashes scattered on the front sidewalk.
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(the moment zine- circa 1989)

12/10/10

SAD LITTLE BOY


so i guess there was a tribute to someone who passed a few days ago... i shot my friend JAN as a tribute.

DISCO MEMORIES


SHIRLEY & COMPANY- sings- "SHAME,SHAME, SHAME," live- circa 1974.

A hit song written by Sylvia Robinson and performed by American disco band Shirley & Company. The single hit number one on the soul singles chart for one week, and number one on the disco/dance charts for four weeks.
The track was one of the FIRST international disco hits and reached number 12 on the Billboard charts.
It was however the sole success of this one-hit wonder band.

Lead singer on "Shame, Shame, Shame" - Shirley Goodman, was one half of the duo Shirley & Lee who had a mega hit in 1956 with the song "Let The Good Times Roll" for Aladdin Records.
The male vocalist on "Shame, Shame Shame" is Jesus Alvarez.

"SHAME, SHAME, SHAME"

Can't stop me now hear what I say
My feet wanna move so get out my way
I'm gonna have my say
I'm going to every discotheque
I'm gonna dance dance dance dance ooh
Till the break of day I say

Shame shame shame hey shame on you
If you can't dance too
I say shame shame shame
Shame shame shame
Shame shame on you
If you can't dance too

Don't stop the motion
If you get the notion
You can't stop the groove
'Cos you just won't move
Got my sun-roof down
Got my diamonds in the back
So put on your shaky wig baby
If you don't I ain't comin' back

Shame shame shame hey shame on you
If you can't dance too
I say shame shame shame
Shame shame shame
Shame shame on you
If you can't dance too

If you don't want to go
Remember one monkey don't stop no show
My body needs action ain't gonna blow
Yes I'm going out I'm going to find a dancin' man
If you really think you're fast
Try to catch me if you can
I say shame shame shame yeah (aah) shame on you
If you can't dance too

It's a shame shame shame
Shame shame shame
Shame shame on you
If you can't dance too

STARRFUCKER!


ok you lucky ducks who are lucky enough to be in LA... come to this!-


ANTEBELLUM
presents-
STARRFUCKER LAUNCH PARTY & BOOKSIGNING

STARRFUCKER ISSUE #1 (Wifebeater/Premier Issue)

Featuring
Rick Castro
Anthony Duran
Tas Limur
Jeremy Lucido
Fritz
Eddie Diaz
Dan Skinner
Scott Barnes
Pup Don
Glen Mitchell
Reese Rideout
Aldo Vasari
Tom Wolfe

Cover Model: Alessio Romero
STARRFUCKER MAGAZINE
is the creation of LA photographer- JEREMY LUCIDO

STARRFUCKER ISSUE #1 (Wifebeater/Premier Issue)
6" x 9", 65 pages
Black & White
Erotica. Photo. Art.
Limited Edition of 500
$11

On sale now at Antebellum Gallery


Starrfucker Magazine Launch Party & Booksigning

you are invited to meet the featured models and photographers, including me.
get your collectors first edition signing!

december 11th
7-9pm

ANTEBELLUM
1643 n las palmas ave
hollywood, ca 90028
323 856-0667
antebellum@earthlink.net

CAMEL KARMA

leave it to the christians to exploit animals in their silly churches.... but look what happens in this nativity scene!

12/9/10

PIN UP


photo of MAYKEL CASTRO- courtesy-DIDIO

IN REMEMBRANCE~ SUPER FREAK


RICK JAMES
(February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004), was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. James was a popular performer in the late 1970s and 1980s, scoring four #1 hits on the U.S. R&B charts performing in the genres of funk and R&B. Among his well known songs are "Super Freak" and "You and I". In addition to his music, James gained notoriety for his wild lifestyle, which led to widely publicized legal problems. Prior to his death in August 2004, James gained notoriety after comedian Dave Chappelle parodied the singer's 1980s drug-infused heyday with a series of stories told by acquaintance Charlie Murphy. These popularised the catch phrase "I'm Rick James, bitch".

TEA TIME!



tea today with my doll of a friend- erica liscano. we had plump raisins & walnuts, and pomegranate seeds along with antebellum's GENTLEMAN'S TEA with fresh mint!

photos courtesy- erica liscano

RACHEL MADDOW AND THE FALSE PROFIT

leave it to a lesbian to call out possibly the most dangerous person in current affairs- DAVID BAHATI. he is the author of the uganda bill to-
"KILL THE GAYS."

this has to be one of the most amazingly intense interviews in contemporary history... image being a gay person and calming chatting with someone who would like to create legislator to destroy you?!

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


lady maddow single-handedly takes the farce to task and forces him to explain his opinion... the response is what's at the crux of all hatred of gays.... "GOD TOLD ME."

here is the last part... rachel cuts thru the BS and tells it like it is... a gem...

12/8/10

ROBERT W. RICHARDS CATALOG


if you missed opening night of ROBERT W. RICHARDS-LEGEND you have until dec 18th to check it out..

a CATALOG is available of this exhibit, his first in los angeles.

pick one up @ antebellum

I AM NOT A LESBIAN!

the worst acting i've ever seen.... she's rivaling tom cruise in the bizarre denial category....

12/6/10

JESUS IS HOT



ok, i changed my mind.. i love jesus after all!






photos and artwork courtesy- Jose Avendano

SUNDAY IS TEA TIME!



pull out your teacups and bonetts and get ready for~ SUNDAY TEA SALON!

here's the info-

ANTEBELLUM
presents~

SUNDAY TEA SALON
with your host~
RICK CASTRO

please join us
sunday~ december 12th*
2pm till 5pm


"I always fear that creation will expire before teatime." ~ Sydney Smith
"I like my tea after sex." ~ Oscar Wilde

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choose from 4 different tea services~

* CREAM TEA~ includes tea, scone, clotted cream, jam, strawberries~ $10

* AFTERNOON TEA~ includes tea, sandwiches, small cookie~ $15

* HIGH TEA ~ includes tea, sandwiches, soup, salad, scone, clotted cream, jam, strawberries, cake, cookies~$30

* ANTEBELLUM KING'S, (OR QUEEN'S) TEA ~ includes bottomless tea~ tea, sandwiches, soup, salad, scone, clotted cream, jam, strawberries, cake, cookies, champaign or wine~ $40

* 300 varieties of tea to choose from
* tea sandwiches, soups, salads, deserts, scones, cakes & dainties
* champagne & wine list also available


LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE by JOSE PROMIS




CHADO TEAROOM @ H. WOOD
1738 N. ORANGE DR.
HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028
323 871-2262
located inside the hollywood/highland complex

( just left of the kodak theater entrance, behind grauman's chinese theater)
parking validations available- underground- $2 for 4 hours.

for more info~

antebellum@earthlink.net

*we will also have sunday tea salons on december 19th and 26th!

THEATRE DE HULA


so cute.. animation circa 1910?
repost courtesy leland bard

B&D XMAS



photos courtesy - boots bryant from kinky camera club- 2009

FRANCES FARMER WILL HAVE HER REVENGE



FRANCES FARMER (September 19, 1913 – August 1, 1970)
was an American actress of stage and screen.
She is perhaps better known for sensationalized and fictional accounts of her life, and especially her involuntary commitment to a mental hospital. Farmer was the subject of three films, three books, and numerous songs including this one-

"Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle"
written by fellow Seattle resident Kurt Cobain, was named after Farmer.

HOLLYWOOD FARMERS MARKET~ RIP??


SUNDAY May Be the Last Day of the Hollywood Farmers Market
BY QUEEQUEG – DECEMBER 5, 2010

this is a repost from- bloggingLA

if The Powers That Be have anything to do with it, today may be the last full day of the hollywood farmers market.

The Hollywood Farmers’ Market has proper street permits to operate the market on Sundays at Selma and Ivar in Hollywood, just a few blocks from the Arclight. The LA Film School happens to be right next door to the market and, as it turns out, they would like street access to the school and a parking lot on Sundays. They’re asking that the market’s permit not be renewed for that location; if not renewed, the market volunteer was unsure where they would go and whether it would be large enough to accommodate all the current vendors. If all this seems like it’s coming out of no where, it sort of is: the volunteer also said that this all popped up within the last month, conveniently right as their permits are up for renewal.

There is a hastily organized petition drive at the market now, so you, the farm-fresh-happy shopper can sign and formally object to the closure of one of the best farmers’ market in the city. GO SIGN THE PETITION!

For those interested, there also will be a meeting tomorrow, monday at 2pm at the Farmer’s Kitchen.

my personal suggestion........ MOVE THE FARMERS MARKET TO LAS PALMAS AVE!! we would welcome you with open arms.

12/5/10

SUNDAY SKETCH SALON

antebellum's SUNDAY SKETCH SALON was very special today... we had a one-time-only instruction by ROBERT W. RICHARDS. check out some pics-


(jake sperm rendered by robert w. richards)


(isaiah gaines rendered by robert w. richards)


(christopher pennington- rendered by robert w richards)


(guest artist- robert w. richards)


(rick in fur)



(harpist- professor pitt)

photos courtesy- nick burger & scott picard