Thursday, May 12, 2011

Significant Moments: Green Pants and Pink Shirt

Nietzsche . . .
Truddi Chase, When Rabbit Howls.
     . . . who was dressed entirely in black, . . .
Ernest Newman, The Life of Richard Wagner.
          . . . with pink vest and green bowtie, . . .
Fantasy Costumes, Neon Bunny.
               . . . and seemed to Wagner like some figure out of a tale by Hoffmann, had finally . . .
Ernest Newman, The Life of Richard Wagner.
                     . . . appeared.
Thomas Mann, The Blood of the Walsungs.
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I am reminded of President Nixon's first meeting with future Chief Justice of the Unitted States, William Rehnquist -- a poker buddy of Bob Strauss. 

President Richard Nixon remarked, after meeting Supreme Court nominee Rehnquist in 1971, that "Renchberg" looked like a "clown," with his pink shirt, psychedelic tie, and mutton-chop sideburns.

Maybe outlandish clothes are a mark of future greatness!

4 comments:

Gary Freedman said...

Letter to Chief Justice Rehnquist:






http://dailstrug.blogspot.com/2010/05/chief-justice-william-h-rehnquist.html

Gary Freedman said...

I sent Elliott Feldman a copy of my book Significant Moments several years ago.

Gary Freedman said...

8-31-01 Ninth grade English class. Elliott Cades ("Ming the Merciless") was the teacher (1903-1986). This was school year 1967-68. A student named Elliott Feldman sat next to me. He was supersmart. We didn't say anything to each other all year. But in about June 1968 I came to school in bright yellow pants (canary-shit color). Feldman said: "Wow." There's a lawyer in Philadelphia named Elliott R. Feldman (born 4-15-54) BA/JD Temple U (summa cum laude/cum laude). Do you think it's the same person? Look into that -- will you please? Thanks. I'm fed up with Dr. Sh-- for now.






http://dailstrug.blogspot.com/2010/07/origins-of-my-blogging-historical.html

Gary Freedman said...

Elliot Feldman:






http://www.cozen.com/attorney_detail.asp?d=1&atid=206