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1971 April-May - (3) Letters to Shirley (1) from Borenstien & (2) from Rockmore - Jimmy Carter and the 1st Jazzfest

April 9, 1971 Letter to Shilrey (BRLA) from Borenstein (511 Royal, NOLA)

Dear Shirley:

I am enclosing a brochure on the Jazz and Heritage Festival.  I think it is something that you would enjoy seeing.

By the way, Rockmore called me this morning that he is to have a portrait of his on the May 10th cover of TIME.  His subject is to be Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia.

                                                            As ever,            


April 25, 1971 Letter to Shirley from Rockmore (1 W 67, NYC) enclosed in Civil War book

Dear Shirley

            Here is the new Book - 21 “Civil War” series and 5 miscellaneous pieces all done in N.Y. - I expect to go on with Civil War theme and on a larger scale possibly later -

            I think the overall series, even tho a few pages as always, are less completely successful than others, speaks for itself.

            I will be ready with another book late in summer and will let you know then that is ready -

            Haven’t heard from TIME mag yet - I did 4 portrait version of Gov. Carter and in the 1st sitting dropped a tube of (open!) Ultramarine blue on the white rug of the mansion’s living room thus continuing my almost unbroken record of incompetence in all but painting -

            I hope it works out tho because an occasional TIME cover would be great for me as well as income -

            Any way take care of yourself and try and write and let me know how you like this latest.

                                    As ever, your tired anti-pop-rock-aesthetic-hermit-friend


May 15, 1971 Letter to Shirley (BRLA) from Rockmore (1 W 67, NYC)

Dear Shirley

            Thanks very much for check.  I am grateful you liked the book so much -

            I am going through a sort of crisis now which won’t resolve immediately but when I get back to N.O. I will think and select a lot and get into it - “Nostalgia” series -

            This has been a difficult trip to N.Y. - TIME cover in final version was great job but Managing Editor was afraid of its intensity and copped out - but I learned a lot about compression in design so it’s not all wasted -

            Am starting in a small way with Bryant soon - ?? -

            I will call you from N.O. in 10 days -

            Take care and thanks again -

                                                                        As ever



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