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No Holds Barred: Bringing it in NYC

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All my friends warned me that I would really have to “bring it” on my recent NYC visit.  The city was struggling between frequent rains and 40 mph winds and the upcoming mid-term elections.  They insisted I better bring my best “game face.” A tough proposition since I hate to travel, and New York trips […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXXIV

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November, 1969, on the 23rd, a Sunday, Vice President Spiro Agnew was still calling the media biased for reporting the My Lai Massacre and there’d been a huge anti-war moratorium with two million people in Washington. While all this was going on, I distracted myself and took the Subway with a friend to go to […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXXIII

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I’m going back to 1969 because I overlooked almost the whole end of the year, the end of the ’60s, one of the most creative yet turbulent decades in American history! Paul Bartel and I were driving out to his aunt Connie’s beautiful old stone house a quarter of a mile from the Delaware River.  Connie had turned her […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXXII

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1956. I got a surprise! A visit from an old army buddy! Jim Dwyer. Yes. I was in the army. Drafted! I used to wonder why I had no memory of a graduation from UCLA! I knew I had graduated. Finally I put it together. I’d been drafted and sent to Fort Ord just before […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXXI

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In early March of 1970 a townhouse on West 11th Street in Greenwich Village exploded killing three members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) who were presumably building a bomb in the basement! Other members of SDS (Weathermen) went underground becoming known as the Weather Underground! A month earlier a bomb had exploded outside […... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXX

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1970: This is my friend, Craig Caswell whom I’d met two years earlier in August of 1968. When I first met him he’d come up to Manhattan from Washington, DC where he was a student at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. I was immediately struck by his very obvious intelligence. He’d gone to a prep […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXIX

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February, 1970. There used to be an Automat Restaurant on East 86th Street in Yorkville, Manhattan. My friend, Ray Smith and I met there for lunch which at any of the Automats meant also people watching. As I was drawing, a man came by our table and seeing that I was drawing, made a few […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXVIII

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Winter, 1970. Another week in Manhattan. While I was still occupied every day with the NBC FALL TELEVISION newspaper campaign there were still a lot of social and cultural events available.  At the George Abbott Theater there was some noise around the opening of Gantry, starring Robert Shaw and Rita Moreno. My best friend from UCLA, fraternit... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXVII

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A graffiti seen on the restroom wall at Elaine’s gives a pretty good idea of what the mood of the late ’60s was in New York. There was also the exact opposite mood of anti-Vietnam War fury seen on the streets during protests and demonstrations! But life continued with people in laundromats, at markets and […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXVI

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A 1970 attempt at humorous social criticism from The American Legion Magazine.  The split between generations was widening. Dennis Abby (or Abbé) had been an illustrator and became fascinated with the decorative possibilities of working with glass.  In a short time he became sought after for Art Deco inspired glass architectural and decorati... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXV

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Annie Rieger introduced me to a new friend of hers, Jessica Robinson (pictured above). Jessica was a writer and a few years later appeared carrying a gun on the cover of New York Magazine, an article on women carrying guns for self protection. Jessica enjoyed teasing and creating situations so when the article appeared I […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXXIV

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Summer of ’70. I had gotten a commission to illustrate all of the programs for the NBC Fall Television schedule.  My rep Pema Browne told me that they had wanted different illustrators to do the different types of shows — situation comedy, variety, drama, etc. but she had shown my samples and persuaded them that I should do […]... READ MORE

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