Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Best TV theme songs of all time

Here are a few earworms for you. What do you consider the best TV theme song of all time? I'm limiting my choices to songs with lyrics, so that immediately eliminates Hawaii Five-0, Batman, Miami Vice and other instrumentals. I've got eight entries, four of which are sitcoms, the other four cartoons. Feel free to add your own favorites in the comments.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Story of the portrait

Nice backstory to this portrait of Frances Sullivan. When she was seeing the wonderful Dean Dowdy, he took a photograph of her and passed it along to his son-in-law, Duke Curnutte, who was a warden at the Kentucky State Penitentiary. Duke knew a man who was a gifted artist (unfortunately also a convicted forger) and the man did the portrait based on the photo. The price of the portrait?  Two cartons of cigarettes.