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Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
AFICOL_220430_07.JPG: The Biograph Theatre Mural Collage
The Biograph Theatre mural collage was put together over 18 months, mostly at night, by Allyn Johnson, a long-time employee of the late, lamented Georgetown repertory film house and close friend of owners Alan Rubin and Leonard Poryles. The images came from hundreds of classic (and not always classic) movie posters than the pioneering theater had accumulated since it opened in 1967. Measuring 24 feet by eight feet, it was finished in 1975 and installed in the hallway connecting the theater and its restrooms.
When the Biograph closed in 1996, Johnson, by then well established in the historic restoration business, removed the mural and transported it to his home in Northern Virginia, where it remained in storage until its own revival.
The Biograph opened and closed with the same double feature: Jean-Luc Godard's MASCULINE-FEMININE and Jean Renoir's A DAY IN THE COUNTRY. Closing night also featured PINK FLAMINGOS at 11:00 pm, a nod to the midnight movies and John Waters films that were a staple of Biograph programming.
Bigger photos? To save server space, the full-sized versions of these images have either not been loaded to the server or have been removed from the server. (Only some pages are loaded with full-sized images and those usually get removed after three months.)
I still have them though. If you want me to email them to you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I can email them to you, or, depending on the number of images, just repost the page again will the full-sized images.
2022 photos: Here's hoping we've finally learned something from the Trump and COVID-19 pandemics. I continue to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras for most things (and a Nikon D7000 for receptions and a Nokia 5.3 for variety) but the camera, which came out a decade ago, is no longer repairable so when the last of my four XS-1s break, I'll have to figure out a comparable camera to use instead.
This website had its 20th anniversary in August, 2022.
Trips this year:
(February) a visit to see Dad and Dixie in Asheville, NC with some other members of my family,
(July) a trip out west for the return of San Diego Comic-Con, and
(October) a long weekend in New York to cover New York Comic-Con.
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