inktober 2020: week one

Here we are again! October! And Inktober is once again upon us. That means it’s time for hundreds of talented artists worldwide… and me…. to create special works daily just for October, based on a set of suggestions from the official Inktober website. And once again, I’ll be making up my own rules of participation. …

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DCS: sergio franchi

Sergio Franchi. What a melodic, romantic sounding name! It was very fitting for the Italian tenor with the robust voice and charming demeanor. Sergio Franchi! Throughout the 70s, he sang on The Ed Sullivan Show, filled the big showrooms in Las Vegas and toured the country, enchanting audiences that were mostly comprised of suburban American …

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DCS: irving kanarek

Irving Kanarek was a character. He was an aerospace engineer until his government security clearance was revoked. He pursued a law degree and was admitted to the California Bar in 1957. In 1963, Irving represented Jimmy Lee Smith, who was arrested for kidnapping and murder. Smith’s case was chronicled in the 1973 book The Onion …

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DCS: rosemary dexter

Rosemary Dexter had absolutely no aspiration to become an actress. On a vacation in Rome in 1963, the pretty nineteen year-old met Italian director Ugo Gregoretti. He was taken with Rosemary and cast her in a featured role in his science-fiction film Omicron. Whether she liked it or not, Rosemary’s film career was officially launched. …

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DCS: pat hingle

You know Pat Hingle, right? Gosh, this guy was in everything! He made his motion picture debut in an uncredited role in Elia Kazan’s On The Waterfront. Over the years, he was cast as Warren Beatty’s father and Sally Field’s father. He played such diverse characters as “Colonel Tom Parker” in John Carpenter’s Elvis biopic …

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