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Monday, October 22, 2018

It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200


I was able to check out the exhibit It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200 at the Morgan Library and Museum recently. It is very cool, and for those who are a fan of this material, I would rush to see this exhibit. I was rather shocked many items cannot be photographed, as I didn't attend the press event, but was able to shoot some things for you to see. 

Here is the info from the museum's website: 
Commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein—a classic of world literature and a masterpiece of horror—a new exhibition at the Morgan shows how Mary Shelley created a monster. It traces the origins and impact of her novel, which has been constantly reinterpreted in spinoffs, sequels, mashups, tributes and parodies. Shelley conceived the archetype of the mad scientist, who dares to flout the laws of nature, and devised a creature torn between good and evil. Her monster spoke out against injustice and begged for sympathy while performing acts of shocking violence. In the movies, the monster can be a brute pure and simple, yet he is still an object of compassion and remains a favorite on stage and screen.

For the first time it will be possible to view art and artifacts (including comic books, film posters, publicity stills, and movie memorabilia) that explain how Frankensteincaught the popular imagination in the course of two hundred years. Portions of the original manuscript will be on display along with historic scientific instruments and iconic artwork such as Henry Fuseli’s Nightmare, a six-sheet poster advertising the Boris Karloff movie in 1931, and the definitive portrait of the author. The modern myth of Frankenstein is based on a long cultural tradition, also recounted in the exhibition with a vivid display of books, manuscripts, posters, prints, and paintings.
It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200 is a collaboration between The Morgan Library & Museum and The New York Public Library. 

I have to say many of these items reminded me of the The Munsters! I am not a big horror film fan, but can appreciate the history behind the green monster.  








They had a replica of her wig at the show, but I couldn't get it photographed. She is quite beautiful for being the Bride of Frankenstein!  

This was a really, really cool photo!  







It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
October 12, 2018 through January 27, 2019

The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016

Hours
The Morgan Library & Museum and the Morgan Shop are open
Tuesday through Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Morgan closes at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve.
Closed Monday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Admission
$20 Adults
$13 Seniors (65 and over)
$13 Students (with current ID)
Free to members and children 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult)
Admission is free on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission to the McKim rooms only (Mr. Morgan's Library, Study, Rotunda, and Librarian's Office) is free during the following times: Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
Admission is not required to visit the Morgan Shop, Morgan Dining Room, and Morgan Café.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Rosa Mexicano Restaurant Review

I was spending the day in the Upper West Side and looking for somewhere different to eat. I came across Rosa Mexicano which has a few locations in the city and decided to give it a try. It is near Lincoln Center, so if you are seeing show there, this would be a good option. 
The interior is very neat, those little white things are actually divers! 

They served homemade chips and salsa which was to die for. 
Homemade guacamole right at your table is fantastic but for one person, it is a very large portion. This is a great place for a group, the servings are very large. 
Rollo de Pechuga (Oaxaca) 
Crispy chicken breast filled with huitlacoche, served sliced over poblano cream sauce

My chicken was to die for, something I never had before and would get again. It was quite large as well plus came with rice and beans. 
I almost finished it but I wanted dessert. 
 Tres Leches cake was to DIE for and the size was enough for 3 people ! 
Classic three milk cake topped with toasted coconut flakes and fresh berry compote. Paired with 1 oz: Casa Noble Añejo - rich vanilla, unsweetened chocolate
I would highly recommend this place if you are looking to dine in this area and enjoy Mexican food. I know I will be back and probably bring a friend or two! 

Rosa Mexicano Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



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Monday, October 8, 2018

Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection


Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection features highlights from the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts, the incomparable trove of magical historical artifacts from the Emmy Award-winning illusionist David Copperfield. Evoking the New York magic shops that sparked Copperfield’s imagination, displays explore the careers and achievements of legendary magicians from the Golden Age of Magic (1880s–1930s) and showcase iconic objects used by Harry Houdini in his famous escape stunts, culminating with the Death Saw—one of Copperfield’s groundbreaking illusions. Curated by Cristian Petru Panaite, assistant curator of exhibitions.

Iconic objects on view include the Metamorphosis Trunk, used by Harry and Bess Houdini, that allowed the couple to magically trade places; handcuffs from the 1904 London Daily Mirror challenge, from which Houdini struggled to escape for more than 70 minutes; and Houdini’s Milk Can, an act that premiered in 1908 in which he attempted to escape from this colossal, locked can filled to the brim with water. Also on display are a dress believed to be worn by Adelaide Herrmann (1853–1932), the “Queen of Magic,” who started out as her husband’s assistant and carried on the show after his death, performing her dangerous death-defying bullet catch act; Harry Kellar’s Nested Boxes, an illusion performed for President Roosevelt’s family; and an Inexhaustible Barrel from Dante the Magician’s Broadway show Sim Sala Bim. 

This was a very cool exhibit at the NY Historical Society during the summer. I have always had an interest in Harry Houdini and it was neat to see some items that he actually used in his magic act.  
I was thrilled they still have something like this coat for all to enjoy. There is actually a Harry Houdini museum near my home in Scranton, Pa. 

To think Houdini escaped from this milk jug is pretty amazing  

It was hard to shoot the straitjacket with the sun, but how darn cool is this? What a treasure to still have in 2018!  









I actually sent my parents to see David Copperfield for their anniversary and they were just amazed by his show. They talked about it for months afterwards, and I was so glad they had the chance to see him live.  







The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)

Museum & Museum Store Hours
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
New-York Historical offers free daily tours of the Museum's collections at 2 PM and 3:30 PM.


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