Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28: Weed Appreciation Day

Was there a "Weed Appreciation Day" back in 1936 when Enoch came up with his kinetic vision of lawn care?  If so, what kind of weed did the appreciation committee have in mind? Not that I've expended much effort at research but from what I've learned it seems the current interpretation is more along the line of consumption rather than eradication.  Clearly our Bolles girl is having plenty enough fun making hay instead of burning it.

Our next post will be on the subject of Bolles' celebrity paintings for Film Fun. There's a rare example painted in 1928 coming up for bid at Heritage Auctions and the time is right to take a closer look at this short-lived theme among Film Fun covers. Just to let you know, posts will be slower for a while. I'm working on a draft of a Bolles book that I hope to have ready for review soon.  The time seems right for a Bolles book.  Don't you agree?


Jack R said...

Soon I hope :)

Alan Wrobel said...

The opportunity seems to be getting better all the time for the book! I'll bet that painting at Heritage tops $60,000. This Spicy cover you have up: A thought occurred to me a while ago regarding what I think Bolles was rendering with it, namely, that it's the weight of the girlie's backside that is propelling the mower along. A kind of perpetual energy setup, she's having a blast doing the yard work!!

Gary Underwood said...

A book dedicated to Enoch Bolles is long overdue, and you are just the man to pull it off. We anxiously await it's arrival.
Jack, thanks for your research and great blogs

Phil said...

I lost an email from someone trying to contact me about their book on Enoch Bolles and I was wondering if anyone knew who that could have been? Phikl