Crane Jackson and pilgrims E-mail
Written by Chalupa   
Thursday, 15 April 2010 07:37

Today's daily links come from our esteemed compeer Oliver, creator of Dudeism and Dudespaper.

Can you recall the name of the venue Marty finally secured where he performed his dance quintet?  I'll give you a hint - it's in the title.  Yes, that's right!  The Crane Jackson Fountain Street Theater.  Well it turns out Crane Jackson is not exactly a lightweight.  In true Coen Brother form, this off-handed reference to a building you barely even see is actually named after someone famous.  Crane Jackson was born in 1933 in New York, but later in his life moved out to Hollywood, CA in 1967.  It was here that he started a small actor's studio in a converted bowling alley.  Coincidence that Joel and Ethan chose to use this name in one of their films dedicated to bowling?  I think not.  I'm not sure if the theater where Marty performed is/was an actual location.  I'll have to get a few more boys down at the crime lab working in shifts to answer that one.

Crane Jackson's IMDB biography - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0413396/bio

The second half of Oliver's email consisted of a link to yet more cool and interesting, original Lebowski art.  There are not many films I see out there in pop-culture where fans and artists (some having both attributes) are continually creating new pieces and works based off them.  We're also not talking about just head shots, drawings, paintings of characters.  For example, here's a pilgrim/Thanksgiving scene with everyone being a character from The Big Lebowski.  I wish I was talented enough to do these kinds of things.

http://www.stephenbeal.com/portfolio/dramatic/01.html

This piece is by Stephen Beal.  He hasn't dedicated all his work to The Big Lebowski, or even film, but we still appreciate and enjoy it anyways.  And a good day to you, sir!  You can find this piece and other works of Beal's at his web site - http://stephenbeal.com.

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