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Totally Cool
The Magazine
outtakes and misc.
Richard Renda
Editorial Director
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Laurie S. Schechter
"World's First Vogue Style Editor"
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Section 1:
The MagaZine
Editorial Music Credit:
Landscape of Exhaustion
This Blue Holiday
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death. Did you ever see a photo that said "sleeping on the job" ?
You must give some credit. At least the man showed up for this event. When the 4 Horsemen rode
from Oklahoma to New York City "ground zero" he did not show up to greet the long distance
travelers. He sent someone else. Of course, the Horsemen did not bring money with them. There
are many philosophies that come from the heritage of different communities, different generations.
In one, a Prophet wrote on the subject others impose. There were those who learned from the line.
"Do as I say, not as I do." Who taxes people and takes away Liberty ? Hummm --
"The Official Editorial Authority"
Now this is a great picture. A Portrait. Could be an oil painting over the fireplace. New York City
Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Preserved moment by photographer Kenneth Rumments.
Gennifer Flowers
Joe Franklin
We should end this story and photo op on a good note. And the good news is ... We end it with a Smile.
Give me Liberty ...
Or Give Me Death.
The Foot Of The Harbor -
In The City Of The World.
The Statue of Liberty, origmally named "Liberty Enlightening the World," was created by sculptor Frederic Auguste
Bartholdi and paid for by the people of France. Alexandra Gustave Eiffel, who designed the Eiffel Tower, designed
the massive iron pylon and the Statue's internal framework -- a formidable engineering achievement -- which still
supports the Statue today. The massive iron pylon and secondary skeletal framework forms the Statue's body and
allows its copper skin to move independently, adjusting to expansions and contractions caused by temperature
changes, yet stand upright. With wind gusts of 50 miles per hour the statue sways 3 inches and the torch sways 5
inches. Famous composer, Charles Gounod, wrote the music for "Liberty Contata" which was performed in 1876
at the Paris Opera for a benefit concert to raise funds for the Statue.
Poet Emile Guiard drafted the lyrics for this dramatic choral hymn. As part of the effort to raise money for the
construction of the Statue in Paris, a unique fundraising party was held in her knee. The fund to finance the
Statue's pedestal was more than $100,000 short of its goal by the time the Statue was ready to be shipped to
America. It was the editorial support of the nation's newspapers inspired by Pulitzer's World and including papers
in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, and Milwaukee that helped generate the needed funds. The Statue
was completed in the famous Paris metal workshops of Gaget, Gauthier et Companie, whose prolific and
innovative works were the inspiration for the term "gadget."
The people of France presented the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States in recognition of the
FRIENDSHIP established during the American Revolution. The Statue was completed in France in July 1884 and
arrived in New York Harbor in June 1885. In transit, the Statue was reduced to 350 individual pieces and packed
in 214 crates. The torch was intended to symbolize the light of liberty present in the New World. When lit, the
entire lighting is equivalent to 2,500 times the effect of a full moonlight.
There are 25 windows in the crown symbolizing gemstones found on the earth and tile heaven's rays shining over
the world.
For a Revelation her crowns' seven rays symbolize the seven continents and seven seas around the
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in October 1886. President Grover Cleveland accepted the Statue on
behalf of the United States and said in part: "We will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her
chosen altar be neglected." The Statue of Liberty was designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924 and a
World Heritage Site in 1984. 151 feet high, the Statue is 51 feet higher than the Colossus of Rhodes - its inspiration.
Now the story is ... Major Film Director Martin Scorsese and
American Express, a company that traces its support of the
Statue of Liberty back to 1885, is leading a nationwide
awareness campaign to help reopen the doors to The Statue
of Liberty. American Express in a series of awareness and
fundraising initiatives has made a commitment and pledged a
minimum of
$3 million to make critical safety improvements so
that the monument can again be accessible to the public. The
Statue has been closed to the public since September II, 2001.
Statue of Liberty Foundation 212-682-7700
"The Statue of Liberty resonates with everyone across the
globe," said Martin Scorsese, "On a personal level, the Statue
made a lasting impression on my grandparents when they first
came to America early in the 20th century. Reopening the Statue
to the public is an important cause and I hope that people will
take the time to look closely at the ideas and values the Statue
represents." "The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of opportunity
on which our nation was founded" said Stephen A. Briganti,
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation President and CEO,
"We must ensure that her doors are open for every generation
to experience what she stands for."
Mr. Scorsese also created a DVD for The Statue of Liberty.
For all concerned.
Someone should say - thank you - to all the folks at American Express. Okay,
then I will. "Thank You" ... "for keeping the Spirit of Liberty above water
since back in the 1800's. " And a "thank you" goes out to all those souls that
may have thought they were forgotten through the years. You were not.
Signed 4 ... Richard david Renda.
Left to right: Martin Scorsese, Kenneth Chenault (American Express), Michael Bloomberg, and Stephen Briganti.
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