martinis, bikinis, and lamborghinis.

September 25, 2013


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August 28, 2013

Ernest Hemingway’s Game Bag

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Sold for $12,500.00


Leather satchel-type game bag, 400 x 300 x 100 mm, comprising main pocket with loops for cartridges, canvas front pocket, and mesh sack pockets, with silver print photograph (7 x 9 inches) in matte pasted inside the flap, some wear to bag, mesh split.HEMINGWAY’S GAME BAG, inscribed under the flap in white ink “From Ernest and Mary Hemingway — Bag of Tricks, Best Always, Papa.” The photograph is also inscribed by Hemingway, “I wonder if my wife can tell / That I’ve been raising hell. / To an afternoon of Joy / With a good old boy,” and signed by the unidentified recipient (“Cano”?). A printed headline on the matte reads “Fernández, Canivell y Cia. Málaga,” and a crayon inscription “Ernest Hemingway’s game bag used in Europe 1944/59 – La Consula, Malaga.”
In 1959, Hemingway made his penultimate trip to Europe, in part to add an epilogue to Scribners’ new edition of Death in the Afternoon (first published in 1932), but also to research a series of bullfighting articles commissioned by Lifemagazine. He stayed at La Consula, the estate of an American, Nathan (Bill) Davis, who happened to be the brother-in-law of Cyril Connolly. Hemingway briefly returned to Spain in 1960, to be photographed for the cover of Life.
According to Field & Stream, the inscription was made to one of Hemingway’s closest friends, Charles Thompson, “the owner of a marine hardware store in Key West and the inspiration for the character ‘Old Carl’ in The Green Hills of Africa.”

May 22, 2013


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Pentagram Bikini: For the Sunbather Unafraid of Satanic Tan Lines


For the beach bunny with strong beliefs, or a strong desire for a Pentagram-tan-line chest. Either way, you do you girl.

Only $55 at Etsy

April 30, 2013


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March 16, 2013

new ricky powell column at frank151

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The legendary street photographer Ricky Powell has been a close friend of FRANK151 for many years. Our favorite funky uncle was the curator of Chapter 43: Bug Out! and even though that was three years ago, downtown New York’s number one Bummy Sophisticate still comes by the FRANK office nearly every other day to
chop it up and share an invisible cigarette or two.

We’re proud to have wrangled Ricky into doing something for us on the regular, and what follows is his first column for us, Leave The Guns, Keep The Cannolis.
Take it away Ricky…

Hi there. It’s good to have a regular gig again—it’s only been 20 years. It’s a privilege to show my pictures on an official website. Somebody appreciates me. Thank goodness. So…let’s hope this is the beginning of an ongoing discreet encounter.

For anyone who asks, “are you shooting?” Yes, dum-dum. The following is a case in point:

Dang, that’s a big ass poodle.

Kimmy Matulova (my Faye Dunaway of hip-hip) recently at a Knicks game, schooling her on Willis Reed/Mr. Knick, famous moment game seven, 1970 NBA finals.

My homegirl Stella from Nemes on Broadway.

My kool mailman, Darryl…he’s part of the Hollis crew.
Nice little dynamic duo I met at the Fountain Art Fair.

Self-portrait. Waverly Diner, 3 a.m.

More from FRANK:

Chapter 43: Bug Out – Andre Torres Interview

Chapter 43: Bug Out!

Chess hustler. Union Square Park.

Muddy Waters, Mick Jagger, and Buddy Guy crooning “Hoochie Coochie Man.” Practicing my concert photography off the TV whilst smoking a joint of Turkish tobacco.

Staring contest. Hudson St.


DJ/artist Miranda Maxwell at listening party for her latest mixtape at Cardinal restaurant.

Bitches dig me.

Homecorn always on the lookout.

February 27, 2013

a weird way to go

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In 1937, an underground explosion caused a manhole cover to fly into the air, crash through a skylight at 2418 Milwaukee (at Fullerton) and kill an elevator operator at the bottom of the shaft.

The building still stands.


February 19, 2013

rosay wants

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January 2, 2013

bonk bonk

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Saddam Hussein is the leading scoundrel among the American video game set.


The Iraqi president finished ahead of drugs and drug dealers as nominees for dumb or outrageous behavior in a survey of 3,000 readers of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment magazine.


More than 1,500 kids nominated Saddam as the leading personality for the 1990 Bonk Award. Drugs and drug dealers were cited by 1,000 respondents and alcohol and smoking each got 500 votes as things that deserved to be ”bonked.”


”The process of ‘bonking’ Saddam Hussein is therapeutic for children. It changes fear into anger, which gives them much more control,” said Dr. Robert Butterworth, a child psychologist with Contemporary Psychology Associates in Los Angeles.


The award is named after the hero in ”Bonk’s Adventure,” a video game on NEC’s TurboGrafx-16 system. Bonk is a caveman who literally uses his head to defeat his enemies and smash through obstacles.


NEC sponsored a write-in survey in the September issue of VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, which has a mostly teenage readership. The contest was conceived and booked in June, long before Iraq’s Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait.


Kids were allowed to list one person and one thing on their responses. Other personalities cited were Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi, Donald Trump, Pete Rose, Roseanne Barr, Andrew Dice Clay and Zsa Zsa Gabor.


Other things that kids thought should be ”bonked” included Exxon Corp., gangs and acne.

December 21, 2012

Horse Gas Mask

Filed under: Uncategorized — brentabousko @ 2:35 am
Horse Gas Mask
Radio Guy

Horse Gas Mask

20th Century
Horse gas masks were first used during World War I to protect horses from harmful chemical agents. Horses were the primary mode of transporting men and material to war zones and needed protection from irritating chemicals like chlorine and phosgene, used during that time. Like most horse respirators, this mask was probably used in conjunction with a gas proof cape and leggings. The full head example is most likely post WWII and used for protecting horses against biological and chemical warfare. I’m not sure of this masks original origin. It’s full size and comes mounted on a modern horse head tack mannequin.

log in / registration

Excellent original

height: 32 in. (81 cm)
depth: 24 in. (61 cm)
width/length: 12 in. (30 cm)

Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: rubber, metal canvas
Creator: unknown

provided by Radio Guy

Radio Guy
23 Furnace Brook Dr.
Cortlandt Manor, NY, 10567
Phone: 914-739-1423

Ref. : U1108188838227

* If you are purchasing this item directly from the dealer based on their description above, please request to have this page acknowledged and incorporated into a dated receipt of sale and request that the item be promptly marked sold on the 1stdibs system. All items purchased on-line through 1stdibs will automatically incorporate the description into the record.

* It is highly recommended, when arranging your own shipping, that you request from the shipper a condition report generated at the time of collection and acknowledged by the dealer.


June 29, 2012

stars n bars

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