Charles Bukowski. San Pedro 1981

Charles Bukowski. San Pedro 1981. Photo by Elisa Leonelli

In July 2015 I received a request from Linda Bukowksi, the writer’s widow, to use this photo for a celebration of her husband’s work to be held by the San Pedro Film Festival on August 16.  I gladly granted permission.  The magazine Cultural Weekly, published by Adam Leipzig, asked for the same photo, so I also sent the interview with Charles Bukowski that I had done in 1981, during our photo session. I gave them a different photo for an article about the event.

After that, Cultural Weekly invited me to become a regular contributor.  I proposed a short review of the Robert Redford’s movie A Walk in the Woods. Then an article about Street Photography by Ave Pildas. A story about architect Frank Gehry’s retrospective at LACMA and the Jazz Bakery. Text and photos about the opening of The Broad art museum in downtown LA. Andrea Bocelli, the Italian tenor’s visit to Los Angeles.  Gael García Bernal and Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mozart. The movie Suffragette and the early FeministsLulu, the opera by Alberg Berg, in a new production at the Met. Transgender in the media. Norma and Medea, at the LA Opera. The  Petersen Automotive Museum reopens, with photos.  Text and photos about the Dubai Film Festival. A performance by the Santa Cecilia Orchestra at the Wallis. A new trend for healthy eating, Souping is the new juicing. Zootopia and Disney World. Robert Mapplethorpe at Getty and LACMA. Photographs of REFUGEES at the Annenberg. Las Vegas and CinemaCon. Riding the Expo to Santa Monica. Classic Cinema in L.A. and Bologna Film Festival.  In memory of Gene Wilder. The new Italian-American Museum in downtown LA. Identity Photographs at the Annenberg.  Interview with Tig Notaro, TV series One Mississippi. Donald Trump satirized in new play, Vicuña. Support Culture, fight Trumpism. Review of When We Rise, documentary about the LGBTQ Rights movement. Fun Home, musical based on the graphic memoir by cartoonist Alison Bechdel. CinemaCon 2017: Upcoming movie stars. TCM Classic Film Festival 2017. Vittorio Grigolo in Tales of Hoffmann. COLCOA, French Films in LA. Kirk and Anne Douglas, a book of their love letters. QiGong and DEN Meditation. Photographing in Israel 1971, Chicken Little and Street Photography. Vietnamese Refugees at Camp Pendleton 1975. My experience with Art Photography: Edmund Teske, plus Robert Heinecken, Karl Struss, Don Peterson. New Orleans Mardi Gras and Rio Carnaval. End of Life Options, a talk at the Hammer.  Photographs of Cuba at the Annenberg. People of Montepagano, in the Abruzzi region of Italy. Streets of New York, Modena and Rome, Italian elections 1976. Italian bread, Modena-style. Eataly opens in Los Angeles. The Divine Order-Switzerland, a movie about the women suffrage. Luca Guadagnino on Call Me by Your Name. Women Director in Movies and TV 2017. Fresh pasta, Modena-style: tortellini and lasagne. Gina Lollobrigida, Italian movie star. Orpheus & Eurydice, opera and ballet. Neon Art: Lili Lakich. My trip to China 1981. TCM Classic Film festival 2018 preview. VIDA, Latinx TV. My trip to Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia 1981. My trip to India and Nepal 1984. Ray Brabdury Today. Los Angeles Olympics 1984. Diane Arbus and Brassaï photographs at MOCA. Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde in The Happy PrinceJim Carrey’s politcal cartoons. Maria Callas. Cinema Italian Style. Remembering Bernardo Bertolucci. Young Faces in Movies.
(click on words in bold to read the articles)

Women with traditional metal face mask, Dubai 2015. Photo by Elisa Leonelli.

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