The 1970s — California Nudes


The 1970s — California Nudes

By Ron Munden

WARNING: This gallery contains photos of nude women. I don`t understand why but if you think you might be offend by these images please leave this page immediately.

Editor`s note:
Recently I was cleaning out my office and found these prints. I scanned them and decided to post them as part of my walk down memory lane.

These images were taken between 1972 and 1975. During that time, I sold photographs in parks, malls, and on street corners. For me the two best selling categories of photos were nature shots and female nudes. So, a couple of times each year I would hire a model or trade her for a portfolio. Fortunately in the Bay Area there were lots of people looking for a portfolio.

These are a few of the remaining photos from those shoots.

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Troubadour: Can’t say I remember needing the word before


By Hudson Old — June 28, 2018


Tuning in to Professor Steve Howell’s lyrical-musical lectures ever time I crank the pickup stereo’s expanded my brain. I’m prob’ly smarter than y’all now.

I’m smug knowing “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South” was once Louie Armstrong’s tribute to Dixieland Jazz pouring down the Mississippi into the port of New Orleans. Hearing Professor Howell and the Mighty Men turn its melody into a riverboat paddle wheeler on a moonlit night taking me where I’ve never been makes me a philosopher.

Is it wrong for a troubadour (sic – I looked it up) to love his guitar? A Texas board room oil baron, Professor Howell would as soon be playing a honky tonk. I know, I was there. As an emerging music critic, I drove 50 miles to Marshall where he was booked for a Wednesday-night show.

A classical guitarist, Dan Summer took the distance trophy for driving up from Louisiana to accompany Professor Howell at OS2. OS2 is either a place with linen table clothes attached to an old railroad town tavern, or a tavern attached to a restaurant with a selection of Vegan, Organic and Non-GMO entres on the menu alongside marinated crab claws and filet mignon.

Either way, carry your wallet.

I got there in time to see Professor Howell and wife Leigh picking up the check for Mr. Summer’s meal.

“I take good care of good musicians,” Mr. Howell said. Also, I checked the spelling on “troubadour” before I started tossing out French, probably a residual effect of going in a bar with no pool tables. A beatnik could play bongos in there.

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The Madi Art Wall in Marshall Texas


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Marshall, Texas – Attached to the west wall of the Wood Building being renovated by Stephen B. Chambers Architects, Inc., is a MADI Art installation by internationally renowned artist, Volf Roitman. The Marshall MADI Art Wall was dedicated in a citywide ceremony on December 18, 2009.

Mr. Roitman, the founder of the South American MADI art movement, describes MADI art as “a form which celebrates asymmetry and the three-dimensional…add a generous amount of vibrant color and playfulness.”

Edmund Wood, a Marshall native, and his wife Anna Wood, provided space on their office building and the finances to install the art on its west side. The Marshall News Messenger quotes City Manager, Frank Johnson, “it can have a huge impact on the children in the community. It exposes them to what is literally and internationally significant piece of art…

Susan Spears, Michelson Museum of Art Director, says, “there is no message, no underlying anything, it just brings exciting color and fancy. It’s just to make you feel good.”

Steve Chambers, AIA: “I enjoyed his collaboration with Mr. Roitman and feels that the addition of his art to the renovation of this building brings additional forms, colors, invention and imagination to the Marshall streetscape and serves as an interesting contrast to the historical homes and the Marshall Courthouse, which can be seen two blocks to the west of the MADI Art Wall.”

Roitman’s art pieces were moved from the façade of a Dallas building and installed in Marshall.

“Using the embodied energy of this art adds an additional element of sustainable/green design to the project,” states Chambers.

Dirty Dancing — LIVE

5e8070-101wOvThe Strand Theater in ShreveportBy Deloris Munden

Last evening, I was one of a sold-out crowd at The Strand Theatre who was fortunate to experience a one-night performance of the movie Dirty Dancing. Live, on stage, with the throbbing hard-to-stay-in-your seat music, the songs many know by heart, the incredible costumes, and great dancing all interwoven with a beautiful and sad story of new, innocent, young love.

In 1987 the movie Dirty Dancing premiered. The title of the movie came easily to Linda Gottlieb, an MGM producer and Eleanor Bergston, a producer. Unfortunately, they lacked a story line and a script. Once those issues were solved, a few other problems lurked on the horizon — Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze hated each other resulting from their work together on “Red Dawn” The movie was made in the Catskills theoretically in the summer of 1963. But it was made in mid-October and the leaves were changing color which meant they had to be sprayed green. The lake where Jonny Castle (Patrick Swayze) taught Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) how to jump into his arms was 40 degrees. The camera crew couldn`t film closeups because the actor`s lips were blue.

The story line for the movie could be girl discovers boy at summer camp. But there are many subplots that address morality, social bias and Baby shares with us her conflicts as she tries to maintain full disclosure and come to peace with cultural and social issues.

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