Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Craigslist Furniture Update

Been while since I did one of these, but here are a couple of cool things in Arlington

  • Danish Modern coffee table: One owner, purchased in 1964. No-name modern. Teak. Will accept reasonable offers. The Dimensions are L -67 " H-17" W-25". $175.

  • Two green vinyl chairs: Original Vinyl in good shape. One has a couple very small dings in the vinyl but nothing major. Metal base. $50.

  • Rhapsody of Steel

    Once on an old TV sitcom, I saw a bellboy ask for a tip. The cigar-chomping fatcat he was helping told him, "Buy U.S. Steel."

    Well, U.S. Steel may have faded from its mid-century prominence, but some of their work endures, and not just in buildings and '57 Chevys. Rhapsody of Steel, was an industrial film like no other.

    Not only did the U.S. Steelers hire former Disney staffer John Sutherland to produce the film and Oscar-winning composer Dmitri Tiomkin to score it, they hired legendary stylists Eyvind Earle (Sleeping Beauty, Pigs is Pigs) and Maurice Noble (Duck Dodgers, How The Grinch Stole Christmas) to create the bold, colorful illustrations. To see some of the images from the film, visit the Hollywood Animation Archive.