DEATHS ; Notable Passings; The Thread to Pay Last Respects

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Lady Day, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Alex Steinweiss, one of the great graphic designers of the mid-twentieth century has died at 94. Headline nonwithstanding, he did *not* originate the "artistic album cover" -- there are any number of examples from the mid-1930s preceding his work -- but he did raise it to a very high form of art.
  2. LocktownDog

    LocktownDog Call Me a Cab

    Northern Nevada
    This is the first I've heard, Lizzie. That's horribly sad. He did wonderful work over a long period of time. Rarely are graphic designers considered to be real artists unfortunately, but he certainly should be.
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    Died on July 4 at the age of 98.

    Archduke Franz Josef Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xavier Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius von Habsburg. Short name: Otto von Habsburg. Son of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's last serving emperor.

    From 1922 to 1961 (when he formally renounced his claim to the throne), Archduke Otto von Habsburg claimed the following major titles:

    Emperor of Austria
    King of Hungary
    King of Bohemia
    King of Dalmatia
    King of Croatia
    King of Slavonia
    King of Galicia
    King of Lodomeria
    King of Jerusalem
    Archduke of Austria
    Grand Duke of Tuscany
    Grand Duke of Cracow
    Duke of Lorraine
    Duke of Salzburg
    Duke of Styria
    Duke of Carinthia
    Duke of Carniola
    Duke of Bukowina
    Grand Prince of Transylvania
    Margrave of Moravia
    Duke of Silesia
    Duke of Modena
    Duke of Parma
    Duke of Piancenza
    Duke of Guastalla
    Duke of Auschwitz (Yes, you read that right.)
    Duke of Zator
    Duke of Teschen
    Duke of Friaul
    Duke of Dubrovnik
    Duke of Zadar
    Princely Count of Habsburg
    Princely Count of Tyrol
    Princely Count of Kyburg
    Princely Count of Gorizia
    Princely Count of Gradisca
    Prince of Trento
    Prince of Brixen
    Margrave of Upper Lusatia
    Margrave of Lower Lusatia

    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
  4. In case any Loungers weren't able to go, a requiem mass for Archduke Otto was held on July 17 in Budapest; it included the burial of the urn containing his heart in the Benedictine Pannonhalma Arch abbey. You read that right.
  5. Rathdown

    Rathdown Practically Family

    Sad, isn't it, that when one of the last great gentlemen of Europe passes, it passes virtually un-noticed in the United States.
  6. Yes, it's sad...and yes, he was a gentleman in the truest sense. THE ECONOMIST published a glowing obituary, two weeks too late.

    The late Archduke's website:
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  7. Amazing man....

    The people in his family certainly live long lives. His brother is only four years younger and is still alive and his wife died last year.
  8. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    Oh is that what that was about? I did see something in passing on the news but didn't really take it in.
  9. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

    Dublin, Ireland
  10. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

    Toronto, Canada
  11. randooch

    randooch I'll Lock Up

    Ukiah, California
  12. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge One Too Many

    On the banks of the Wilamette
    "In a world of abstract and conceptual art, he proved the power of paint . . . and the human form laid bare."--the BBC
  13. jdbenson

    jdbenson One of the Regulars

    Cincinnnati, OH
  14. Amy Winehouse found dead in her apartment today.
  15. Heather

    Heather Practically Family

    Southern Maine, USA
    I know this shouldn't be surprising considering the road she was on but I'm totally devastated by this news. I was always rooting for her....
  16. flat-top

    flat-top My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Palookaville, NY
    Me too......:(
  17. HodgePodge

    HodgePodge One of the Regulars

    Agreed. "Back to Black" was one of the few pop albums in recent years that I felt was good enough to buy, and a sound well worth supporting. Watching her old live performances on Jools Holland, you couldn't help but say to yourself, "c'mon Amy, please clean up. Music needs people like you."
  18. Dr Doran

    Dr Doran My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Los Angeles
    Lucian Freud, the last Habsburg, and Amy Winehouse. I just finished listening to "Back to Black" in honor of the last; I may reread "The Fall of the Dynasties" in honor of the second, and look at the colossal ugly (but amazing) nudes of Freud in honor of him.

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