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    Nguyễn-Thiên ĐAO [w/. ARS NOVA]

    “Bà me Viêtnam / Phù Ðông / Gió Ðông”

    (LP. Erato. 1977) [VN]

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  • #1977 #np on #Spotify #RealKitchenTableShit (at East Cleveland, Ohio)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CA0xfBxhcWd/?igshid=qwtrqevlufq6

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  • By Susan Heller Anderson Special to The New York Times.

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    MONTE CARLO, Monaco, Oct. 9—In the head? and hermetic atmosphere of moneyed elegance that is the chief attraction here, five opulent Wagon‐Lits that for decades rode the rails as part of the Orient Express were auctioned yesterday for $302,000 in what Sotheby Parke Bernet, the auctioneer, believes to be the first: train auction ever held.

    A jubilant American, James Sherwood, successfully bid $104,000 for two luxury sleeping cars with rare wood marquetry panels and velvet upholstery. The washrooms of the two cars are fitted with crystal water decanters.

    Albert Glatt, the managing director of a Swiss travel company, spent $60,300 for a dining car with gleaming wood panelling, red leather banquettes and ornate brass luggage racks.

    André Paccard, a Frenchman, acquired the remaining two carriages for $137,700. One, an elegant Pullman car, had caught the fancy of the German Wehrmacht and was requisitioned during Word! War 11. The other—the most elaborate or the five Art Deco carriages—is a parlor car with wing armchairs designed by Rene. Prou and covered in deep gold embossed velvet. The plane wood panels are encrusted with crystal flowers. René Lalique designed the upholstery panelling.

    Mr. Sherwood said that he paid about what he had planned. But Mr. Glatt observed later, in the privacy of an associate’s yacht, that he thought the prices were three times what the cars were worth. “It will cost least $20,000 to restore one car;” he said.

    The cars belonged to the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons‐Lits and rolled across Europe in the days of deluxe train travel. But such leisure has been replaced by jets and the Wagons‐Lits company, now celebrating its 100th birthday, decided to give up the cars.“They don’t have air‐conditioning,” Jacques‐Bernard Dupont, the firm’s administrative director, said. “They can’t go fast enough—it’s not good for them. To build such cars today would cost about $50,000 each.” He said that the company still has about 10 cars from the 1920’s but none quite as opulent in decor. Both Mr. Sherwood and Mr. Glatt will put their purchases back on the tracks Mr. Glatt’s company presently runs the nostalgic Orient Express, providing deluxe service from Zurich to Istanbul. 

    The dining car the 10th old carriage his company has bought. Mr. Sherwood, a Kentucky native living in London, is the president of Sea Containers Inc., a New York shipping firm. He hopes to start a venture similar to Mr. Glatt’s, going from London to Venice via Dieppe and Paris.“We’ll eventually buy 20 cars and cooperate with Mr. Glatt on rolling stock,” Mr. Sherwood said.

    Mr. Paccard, the third buyer, would say only that his two cars would remain in France.In a cloud of authentic smoke from the diner’s coal burning, stove, the five cars made their last run Friday from Nice to Monte Carlo, leaving 19 minutes late. The trip, which hugs the Mediterranean coastline and normally takes 20 minutes, took 54 minutes, to the astonishment of Margarete Lamboy a tourist from Hanover, West Germany, who had got on by mistake.“I just wanted to get to Monte Carlo,” she said. “And where do I pay?”The remaining 90 passengers were potential buyers, train buffs, the press and 50 friends of Princess Grace. The Princess, wearing a beige poplin Saint Laurent suit, and friends sipped fresh orange juice and nibbled buttery croissants and brioches. Waiters in starched white jackets poured café au lait from silver pots into white Limoges cups with gold monograms. 

    Each table had a silver bud vase filled with red roses.The train buffs, several of whom have written books this year on luxury train travel, seemed morose over the end of an era.To prolong the nostalgia, Sotheby’s later in the day auctioned nearly 200 lots of furniture and objets d'art from the 1900’s and 1920’s, including 18 lots of marquetry panels and Lalique glass bas‐relief panels from other Wagons‐Lits carriages. 

    The sale for this part of the auction, approximately $500,000 set several records for Art Nouveau and Déco objects.“Many things went for twice to four times what they brought five years ago,” said Donald Karshan, a Paris collector whose chiffonier by Sue et Mare was in the sale. The piece, which was exhibited in the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs that gave its name to the style of the era, fetched more than $9,000, about twice its value in 1972.

    Source: The New York Times Archives. Published on Oct. 10, 1977

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  • Bidders on the Orient Express

    The grand international trains of the early 20th century were the meeting places of the famous and infamous. As Sotheby’s catalogue notes: “Aristocrats and diplomats, spies and adventurers, globe-trotters and writers passed each other in the long mahogany corridors as on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice or on Kurfurstendamm in Berlin.”

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    The five Art Deco carriages, from the rolling stock of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, were barrelling hotbeds of luxury and mystery: cocktail hour in the dining-car, gossip in the parlour-car and all manner of thrills in the sleeping car. The ambience was golden – interiors included inlaid panelling and upholstery by René Lalique while sleeping compartments were furnished with embossed velvet couches and carafe holders. Here was a haven for travellers riding between Paris, Rome, Istanbul and St Petersburg.

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    The rarified atmosphere extended to the auction, which was staged at Gare de Monte Carlo in the presence Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco (the latter elegantly arrived in a cream poplin Yves Saint Laurent suit). Before the sale the cars made a final journey from Nice to Monte Carlo.

    Passengers included reporters, railway enthusiasts, potential buyers and Princess Grace’s entourage, who all enjoyed breakfast as the train picked up steam. “Waiters in starched white jackets poured café au lait from silver pots into white Limoges cups with gold monograms,” reported The New York Times. “Each table had a silver bud vase filled with red roses.”

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    All five carriages sold. They reflected an era of train travel lost to time, found today only in the well-thumbed pages of whodunits – and one classic Sotheby’s catalogue.

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    SOURCE: SOTHEBY’S.

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  • Freddie fails to remember Brian's song title

    Freddie trying to remember Brian’s song “Good Company” while being interviewed in Detroit, 1977.

    Spoiler : he will never find it.

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    Earls Court, London • 5th june ‘77.

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  • Camila Pitanga

    • Gender: Female
    • Sexuality: Bisexual
    • DOB: 14 June 1977
    • Ethnicity: Afro Brazilian
    • Occupation: Actress, model
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  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno 1600GT Black, 1977. A limited edition of 550 black versions of the Corolla-based Trueno

    #Toyota #Toyota Sprinter Trueno #Toyota Sprinter Trueno 1600GT Black #1977#special edition#limited edition#black cars#1970s
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  • Clap Your Hands - Aura (The Aura, 1977)

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  • Women Without Innocence (1978)

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  • Kull The Destroyer #021 (1977)

    Art by Gil Kane

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  • SORCERER (1977) dir. William Friedkin
    cinematography by John M. Stephens & Dick Bush

    #sorcerer#1977#william friedkin #john m. stephens #dick bush#film stills#screencaps#anti-capitalism #the wages of fear #frames without faces
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  • Kazimierz Mikulski, 1977

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  • Sofi Oksanen

    • Gender: Female
    • Sexuality: Bisexual
    • DOB: 7 January 1977
    • Ethnicity: White - Finnish, Estonian
    • Occupation: Writer, playwright, activist
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    Bonzo playing around with Jonesy’s bass (1977)

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  • Aretha Franklin - Presidents Party - 1977

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