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Jan Deen presents his Waiver Wake Phototheatre collection at Los Angeles Photography Center (1989 photo by Heather), sharing the venue with Goethe Institute’s German Women in Photography.        A small number of loyal friends remain to remind Jan that it is time for him to write some sort of memoir.  A reasonable request,  considering the number of talented and unusual people he has known, ”rubbing elbows with the great” in younger days.  He recalls asking a similar question of reviewers and critics he met in his twenties,” … Continue reading

Transylvania Twist

Vlad on Hollywood stage

SEEMS HE WAS TROUBLED BY JUST ONE THING: HE OPENED HIS COFFIN AND SHOOK HIS FIST SAYING “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY TRANSYLVANIA TWIST?”   ITS NOW THE MONSTER MASH.   AND IT’S A GLOBAL SMASH.   (Bobby “Boris” Pickett 1962)       Living in Transylvania, Romania, it is curious to note the distinctions made by Folk between Tyrants and Saviors.  They keep building “ new” churches reminescent of ancient rituals and there are many who look back nostalgically to the Ceausescu era– thinking … Continue reading