May 18, 2001
A gray day here today. Actually, we're hoping for some rain in the parched Northeastern US. But, we'd much rather have it midweek than on the weekend, during the flea market part of the week.
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LADEEEEEEEEE, PART DEUX
I recently received some mail from Important Hollywood Attorney Robert F. Cohen, Esquire, regarding a news item that appeared in Newsletter #139 (is Mr. Cohen, Esquire a really slow typist, or what?). He took exception to my mentioning, as reported by Inside.com, a law suit filed by Jerry Lewis' production company against Mr. Cohen, Esquire's client, David Schultheiss. He said my report was "one sided" (I don't think I was particularly kind to Mr. Lewis either, but Mr. Cohen, Esquire seems to have had a humorectomy at some time in the past), and that Mr. Schultheiss was not "'caught again in 1985 and 1990' attempting to sell purloined property". No denial from Mr. Cohen, Esquire about that little incident in 1982, though. Mr. Cohen, Esquire, who seems to have a slight problem matching up his possessive pronouns with his subjects, went on to say, "I'm sure your readership would be dismayed if every movie star tried to stop their fans from selling or trading memorabilia that they legitimately own, by using threats, intimidation, or by bringing lawsuits. The market would dry up and none of the memorabilia would have value." Of course, Dear Accumulators, you and I know that just the opposite would happen. However, Mr. Cohen, Esquire, who seems to have a lot of time on his hands nowadays, also informed me that "As a lawyer and former journalist, I have been trained not to believe everything filed in court documents." Of course not. They're all written by attorneys.
CLEVER EVENTS DEPARTMENT
Alert Accumulator Diane Trinque has written to share an upcoming fun spring and summer event in Charlotte, NC. Remember all those parading cows, marching placidly across Switzerland, Chicago, and then New York City? Well, the city of Charlotte has just launched The Parade of Chairs. I'm sure it was quite a challenge to come up with something slower moving than a cow, but Charlotte did it. The chairs are all really large rockers (5 ft, 8 inches tall!)and all will be individually decorated by artists. The rockers were chosen to reflect North Carolina’s rich furniture heritage and the "front porch" traditions of the South. They'll be on display through September. No word on whether passersby will be invited to "set a spell" on the entries. For more information, visit their website at http://www.chairs-on-parade.com.
A REALLY GOOD SHOW
As long as you're visiting North Carolina, there's a wonderful show taking place there this weekend, at a beautiful location. Tim Smith of SuperFlea tells me their Chinqua-Penn Antiques Festival is being held this weekend. Chinqua-Penn Plantation is actually a working farm, an estate, and a museum. I was privileged to have been given a private tour a couple of years ago, and I can't think of a lovelier place to hold an antiques and collectibles show. So, if you are anywhere near Greensboro (the Plantation is actually in nearby Reidsville), don't miss it. For more information, visit their website at http://www.superflea.com/.
So, Accumulators, we welcome the start of another fun weekend. He Who Is The Light Of My Life and I will be attending the Bat Mitzvah of the lovely Rachel Adelman, followed by a trek to the country. We brake for garage sales. Have a wonderful week, Accumulators. Happy hunting!
© 2001 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #150
U.S. Library of Congress
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