Casa del Cine Almeria  

A long-awaited film museum in Almeria, Spain, is finally set to open January 15. The city spent 5 years renovating a nineteenth century manor house which itself has an intriguing history. As I’ve blogged about previously, John Lennon spent three months there during the filming of How I Won the War in 1966. Below is a recent image from the tourism office of the museum lobby along with a photograph I took before the renovation on the second floor.

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Feb 7, 2008

Choose a Door …  

My photograph titled “Dos Puertas” was accepted into the Face of the World photography show at VisArts in Rockville. The show is curated by Frank Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Photography at the National Portrait Gallery. The opening is this Sunday, February 10, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. I previously blogged about the interesting history of the site in Spain where this image was taken. Face of the WorldVisArts — Metropolitan Center for the Visual155 Gibbs Street | Rockville, MDFebruary 10 — March 31, 2008Opening Reception: Sunday, February 10, 2008, from 12-3pm    

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It was 40 Years Ago Today …  

1966 was a tumultuous year for the Beatles. They had endured the kicks and punches of angry mobs during their disastrous visit to the Philippines and the outcry over John’s offhanded “more popular than Jesus” remark. It was the year the group renounced performing live after more than four years of relentless touring around the world. George made his first trip to India, Paul bought a manor house and traveled to East Africa, and John decided to have a try at acting. Lennon had been given the role of Private Gripweed in Richard Lester’s black comedy How I Won the […]

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