PRIVATE MEDIA EVENT of SPECIAL Scenes from MY NEPHEW JAMIE -
A Documentary Film In The Making
Was happy to interview Illustrator and Artist Jamie Warhola, nephew to World Renowned Artist Andy Warhol about a documentary in the making of his life at The Scandinavia House In Manhattan
Artist Jamie Warhola, Filmmaker/Director Bonnie Bien and Fashion Designers Victor DeSouza and Loris Diran
PRIVATE MEDIA EVENT of SPECIAL Scenes from MY NEPHEW JAMIE
JULY 18, 2023
THE SCANDINAVIA HOUSE
58 Park Avenue
New York City
6 - 8 PM
A SPECIAL RECEPTION
to benefit finishing funds for the documentary
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On July 18th I was invited to cover a private media event of special scenes from the documentary film in the making MY NEPHEW JAMIE at the Scandavia House on Park Avenue in Manhattan.
I sat down with Artist Jamie Warhola in a special interview about how his famous uncle, Andy Warhol who inspired him to become the artist that he is today.
Warhola briefly worked for Andy Warhol at Interview magazine but left that job to become a science fiction illustrator.
As a science fiction illustrator in the early 1980s, Warhola did cover art for more than 300 books. Warhola is also one of Mad's "Usual Gang of Idiots," illustrating articles and covers for Mad.
Warhola has been a fantasy gamer and has done cover art for role-playing games and magazines like Different Worlds.
James Warhola’s lifetime of visual output stretches for over 4 decades. His early years were in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he studied design at Carnegie-Mellon University. He further honed his painting skills at the prestigious Art Students League in New York. Much of his career has been book illustration but similar to his uncle, Andy Warhol, he has transitioned into the world of fine art.
Horn Book commented, "In his debut as a writer, James Warhola uses a conversational style and childlike precision to describe one particular visit in 1962, when Warhol had recently made the transition from illustrator to fine artist. The watercolor illustrations are full of details." Uncle Andy's was also reviewed by Marianne Saccardi in School Library Journal:
Warhola, nephew of the artist Andy Warhol (who dropped the "a" from his last name early in his career), recounts his family's relationship with his famous uncle. Several times a year, he, his siblings, and his parents surprised Andy and his mother with a visit to their home in New York City. Warhol's house, always crammed with all kinds of things, including 25 cats, was a giant playground for the children. But the author's mother considered the place an untamed mess. To her "Gee, Andy, when you going to get rid of this stuff?" he countered, "Ohhh, no. This is art." And indeed, Warhola's text reiterates the theme that art is everywhere, a truth that his mother comes to realize in the end. The large watercolor illustrations usher readers into the New York City of the '60s, the streets crowded with tail-finned cars, the Automat and RKO Palace among the buildings lining the sidewalks, and a store window advertising pork chops for $.39 a pound. Boxes of Campbell's soup, paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, and other stars, and many other objects that eventually found their way into Warhol's art abound throughout his house, and a cutaway view of all five floors, with cats peeping out everywhere, will hold readers' interest. In spite of the artist's eccentricities, among them his wigs and his cats, the author's evident admiration for the man who invigorated his own artistic talent shines in this story.
In 2009 a spin-off book titled Uncle Andy's Cats was published. This told the story of how Andy Warhol's two cats had twenty five kittens and how he resolved the situation when he realized he had too many cats.
Warhola has worked for several major publishing houses, among them Warner Books and Prentice Hall. He serves as a consultant to the Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Slovakia, near the Warhola ancestral village of Miková.
The documentary "My Nephew Jamie," is the story of a prolific esteemed artist whose plight is to live up to the family heritage of being the nephew of the legendary artist Andy Warhol, anything less than stardom will be a failure.
This documentary examines the process of the artist James Warhola coming from a rural coal mining town of Pittsburgh, PA., and the inspiring adventures with his famous Uncle Andy Warhol that lead him to become a major successful illustrator from the 1980’s until the present day. Growing up Warhola paved the way for a great career as an illustrator.
This documentary revels another view of uncle Andy through James Warhola’s story telling, and through his two famous children’s books (he received the International Reading Association’s Award for Best Non-Fiction Picture Book for this autobiographical story): Uncle Andy’s A faabbbulous visit with Andy Warhol. He followed up with another book about Andy and his 21 cats entitled: Uncle Andy’s Cats. In addition he illustrated 35 children’s picture books.
In the mid 1970’s James would visit Andy at his home in Montauk, Long Island where he would meet the A-List celebrities that Andy hung out with. All James knew was it was a world he aspired to be in.
In 1980, the editors at MAD Magazine commissioned James for their paperbacks this led to him becoming a regular contributor of the magazine for over 35 years. Currently, MAD has commissioned James to illustrate some new covers, the doc will show the creation of recent MAD Magazine art of Kelly Anne Conway, Trump, and Jared Kushner and some other well-timed political art for MAD.
Soon after he was asked by Topps baseball cards to illustrate: Garbage Pail Kids Cards, a favorite trading card for young boys in the 1980’s, these cards are very collectable. He is one of the original celebrated GPK card artists. Here he worked with famous Art Spielegman. The GPK cards have a new fascination and new batches are back for distribution and purchase. The doc will follow James to various Comic-Cons, and interview some of his cult following.
For more information please visit https://www.mynephewjamie.com/
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OLD HOLLYWOOD HUNKS TRIBUTE
Old Hollywood Hunks that I adore! Rudolph Valentino, Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Cary Grant
OLD HOLLYWOOD HUNK SEAN CONNERY
Before there was Zac Efron, Before there was Brad Pitt and before there was George Clooney There were the Old Hollywood Hearthrobs of the Silver Screen. They were suave, they were debonair they were sexy. Let's take a look at five Old Hollywood Hunks, Rudolph Valentino, Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Cary Grant and Sean Connery
Rudolph Valentino starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik.
He was an early pop icon, a sex symbol of the 1920s, who was known in Hollywood as the "Latin lover" or simply as "Valentino". His premature death at the age of 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans and further propelled his status as a cultural film icon.
Clark Gable He began his career appearing as an extra in Hollywood silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1930. The next year, he landed his first leading role, and over the next three decades, he was a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures. Gable was best known for Gone With The Wind (1939), as Rhett Butler opposite co-star Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Frank Capra's It Happened One Night (1934), and was nominated for leading roles in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) His last film was with Marilyn Monroe in the Misfits in 1961. Lets take a look at this Old Hollywood Hunk often referred to as "The King of Hollywood".
Film Star Tyrone Power started out in show business as radio actor. From the 1930s to the 1950s, Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known films include The Mark of Zorro, Blood and Sand Marie Antoinette oposite Norma Shearer and Nightmare Alley.
Though largely a matinee idol in the 1930s and early 1940s and known for his striking looks.
English-American actor Cary Grant is known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. He is best known for Leading man roles in romantic comedies and screwball comedy films such as The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938). Grant forged a working relationship with the director Alfred Hitchcock, appearing in films such as Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief (1955) and North by Northwest (1959). In 1999, the American Film Institute named Grant the second greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema.
Scottish Actor Sean Connery Connery was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film. He starred in seven Bond films, between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He was voted by People magazine as both the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1989 and the “Sexiest Man of the Century” in 1999. Let's take a look at Hollywood's sexiest leading man of the 20th century in the video above.
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BLONDE BOMBSHELLS OF HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN ERA
Blonde Bombshells Jean Harlow, Mae West, Jayne Mansfield and Mamie Van Doren From Old Hollywood
Blonde Bombshells Marilyn Monroe, Cognac Wellerlane and Jayne Mansfield
BLONDE BOMSHELLS OF HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN ERA
Welcome back darlings, I am Cognac Wellerlane.
They were glamorous, they were sexy, they were sassy and they were the platinum blond bombshells of Old Hollywood!
First there was Jean Harlow! Discovered by Hollywood Producer Howard Hughes, she was the first star to have silver blonde platinum locks on the silver screen. Best known for Dinner at Eight and Red Dust.
Mae West was born in Queens, NY to Battling Jack West and Matilda Doels. She began her career as a child star in Vaudeville and later went to write for her own
productions on Broadway including SEX for which she was arrested! After that Hollywood came calling!
Best known for SHE DONE HIM WRONG based on Diamond Lil and MY LITTLE CHICKADEE WITH WC FIELDS.
MARILYN MONROE OUR THIRD BOMBSHELL BECAME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SEX SYMBOLS OF THE 1950'S. ALTHOUGH SHE WAS A TOP BILLED STAR FOR ONLY A DECADE, HER FILMS GROSSED $200 MILLION BY THE TIME OF HER UNTIMELY DEATH.
FAMOUS FOR GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH AND HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONNAIRE.
SHE IS THE MOST FAMOUS OF OUR LEGENDARY BLONDE BOMBSHELLS . HER ESTATE IS STILL MAKEING MONEY TODAY!
JAYNE MANSFIELD LIKE MARILYN MONROE WAS A MAJOR HOLLYWOOD SEX SYMBOL AND ONE OF THE EARLY PLAYBOY PLAYMATES. BEST KNOWN FOR WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER AND THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT! LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FABULOUS PLATINUMBLONDE STAR FOR HER PUBLICITY STUNTS AND WARDROBE MALUNCTIONS
MAMIE VAN DOREN LIKE JEAN HARLOW WAS DISCOVERED BY FILM PRODUCER HOWARD HUGHES. MAMIE IS BEST KNOWN FOR HER JUVENILE DELIQUENCY EXPLOITATION FILM LIKE UNTAMED YOUTH AND DOING SCANDALOUS DANCE ROUTINES LIKE HER CAMEO IN TEACHERS PET WITH CLARK GABLE.
LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PLATINUM BLONDE BOMBSHELL WHO INVENTED ROCK AND ROLL
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