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Friday, March 5, 2010

Space Case

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:48 AM

Large ad, front page top, for Tom Brokaw's 'Boomers' in NY Times of March 4th, 2010

"And there we were all in one place,
A generation lost in space…"
— Don McLean, "American Pie

    Cybill Shepherd (born 1950) and Jeff Bridges (born 1949) in 'The Last Picture Show'

Today's NY Times says Robert T. McCall, space artist, died at 90 on Feb. 26.

"His most famous image may be the gargantuan mural, showing events from the creation of the universe to men walking on the Moon, on the south lobby wall of the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington. More than 10 million people a year pass it.

Or it might be his painting showing a space vehicle darting from the bay of a wheel-shaped space station, which was used in a poster for Stanley Kubrick’s landmark 1968 film, '2001: A Space Odyssey.'"

Space station image by Robert T. McCall for '2001'

Cover art by McCall, with autograph dated
8/19/05, from a personal web page

Hal in "2010"– "Will I dream?"

Log24 on the day that McCall died

"Which Dreamed It?"
– Title of final chapter,Through the Looking Glass

"Go ask Alice… I think she'll know."
– Grace Slick, 1967  

Related material: James Joyce in this journal–

"Space: what you damn well have to see."

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