"Uncle Wiggily Longears" and "Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy" are cloth figures produced by Georgene Averill. The design of these figures is irresistible - and the choice of colors and patterns is timeless. The doll characters are based on the books by Howard R. Garvis, which August Lenox wonderfully illustrates. Other illustrators of the series included George L. Carlson, Louis Wisa, Elmer Rache, Edward Bloomfield, Lang Campbell, and Mary and Wallace Stover.
"Uncle Wiggily," an engaging elderly rabbit, is lame from rheumatism. "Nurse Jane" - a muskrat and house-keeper for "Mr. Wiggily Longears" is another series's character. "Nurse Jane" accompanied "Uncle Wiggily" on many of his travels. Cloth dolls were created c. 1940s by Georgene Averill (Georgene Novelties) of both "Uncle Wiggily" and "Nurse Jane."
Averill Manufacturing Company, a New York doll manufacturer, has a long and confusing history due to various names the company operated under: Averill Mfg. Corp., Paul Averill, Inc., Brophy Doll Company (in Canada). Georgene Averill, Gorgene Novelties, Inc., and Madame Hendren.
THE GRANNY LAMP
CASAMANIA - Made in Italy
Large braided threads of pure new wool are used to produce Granny's rough but familiar surface. Granny furnishes and illuminates cozy homes but also a variety of commercial settings such as hotels, retail stores, restaurants, public spaces. Granny is available in two sizes and three colors: ecru white, gray and red.
CHRISTIE’S AUCTIONS - APRIL 6
Marilyn Monroe in Reno, 1961
Henri Cartier-Bresson took this poignant photograph of Marilyn Monroe in Reno, Nevada, during the famously troubled shooting of the 1961 film The Misfits. Directed by John Huston, co-starring Clark Gable and written for Monroe by her husband Arthur Miller, it was to be her final screen role.
DIANA - A TRUE MUSICAL STORY
Reopening December 1, 2021 / Streams on Netflix October 1, 2021
“Diana,” a new musical about the idolized but ill-fated British princess, managed to get through nine preview performances before Broadway shut down last March.
Now, one year, one pandemic, and one Oprah interview later, the show is ready to try again, with a new strategy and a new context.
In a first for a Broadway show, a filmed version of the stage production will start streaming before the musical opens. “Diana,” which was shot over a week last September in an audience-less Longacre Theater, will begin streaming on Netflix on Oct. 1, and then two months later, on Dec. 1, will resume previews on Broadway.