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Novelists, Journalists,
Screenwriters, Directors, Actors who live or lived in Venice

Through the Veil

Reminiscences by Moe Stavnezer

Jack Ibarra

Carol Biddulph Dickinson reminiscences

 

 

 

The Christmas Ladder

Dale Hartman and I moved to Colorado just before Christmas. We didn’t have any furniture or money and the car died - but did this stop us from decorating? Hell no. The landlord had left a ladder in the house. It was tall and triangular - so we put the colored lights on it. I doubt if this solution would have occurred to us, if we hadn’t lived in Venice.

As expatriate Venice artists, we had a certain amount of attitude. About a year later, the co-op gallery we’d joined was getting ready for a show. The venue had two kinds of wall space: smooth white paint, and rough stone. The lighting was kind of uneven, too. Some members became very emotionally involved with the need to display their paintings on the good walls. A lottery system was proposed, a rotation system was proposed….

While discussion was ongoing, I chose the least desirable space in the whole gallery and hung up my stuff, with a sign:

This is a good space because my work is here.

There’s an old saying: “Where the MacGregor sits is the head of the table.” I think living in Venice turned us into MacGregors.

 

The broom closet in the Venice kitchen was Comix Central.
The unwritten rule was, you put up a strip or cartoon if it reminded you of someone in the house - preferaby yourself, but one of the other inhabitants would do. Or a situation that had arisen within the walls.

© 2004 - 2012 Pat Hartman
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