Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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I've saved many, many pictures by converting to black and white. It's great for when there's a strong color cast (like the yellow you've shown before) or if the picture was underexposed and has to be lightened considerably in the computer. Grainy B&W look much better than grainy color photos.

Glad J is feeling better.

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Jacques-san looking good!!!!!

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Yeah, he looks tough.

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He really does look good, like a tough guy extra on the Sopranos or in the movies, and even a bit like Oskar Homolka, the old character actor. Though I don't know if that is the right spelling.


Great photos! I especially like the B&W image. It's so anticipatory in a Godfather-esque kind of way.


Irving, right on: he was a tough-guy character in quite a number of movies, TV series episodes, and commercials. Jason: he was a gangster in quite a few of them. There's a good reason why these look like headshots.


I didn't know that, Annie. Law & Order, Spencer for Hire... quite the resume. I'll have to keep an eye open for him in the reruns.

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