|Morey (nee Moritz) Amsterdam.|
The Human Joke Machine.
Some think of Anne Frank. Her house is a major attraction in the town.
Then there are the canals. "Oh, yeah, obviously the canals,. I mean the canals go
without saying, don't they?
And Pulp Fiction. Let's hear it directly from Vincent and Jules.
Royale with Cheese.
For me, Amsterdam is the moment when I encountered "De Staalmeesters- The Syndics; the sampling Officials (Wardens) of the Amsterdam Drapers' Guild, 1662," painted by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, a local artist at the time. (You should really click on the link because whoever wrote about this painting is super smart.)
Terrific picture. There were lots of us taking photos of the paintings. They even let people take flash pictures. Very paparazzi. But did any of them had the deep connection to the cigar company. To Ernie Kovacs. To Edie Adams. Black and white TV. As if the years were suddenly turned back and a 9 year old kid watches a very goofy man with a thick mustache and an achingly gorgeous chanteuse.
|Adams and Kovacs|
The Dutch Masters took a chance and put the neglected artist on their box.
And that is why there will always be an Amsterdam.