P is for Parker, Powell, Pollock, Peck, The Psychedelic Furs, Poitier, Price and Picasso #atozchallenge

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P is for Perfect.
Jackson Pollock "Convergence" (1952)
Jackson Pollock “Convergence” (1952)

Paul Jackson Pollock, known professionally as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.

William-Powell

William Horatio Powell was an American actor. A major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he was paired with Myrna Loy in 14 films, including the popular Thin Man series based on the Nick and Nora Charles characters created by Dashiell Hammett.

Pablo Picasso "Three Musicians" (1921)
Pablo PicassoThree Musicians” (1921)

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.

dorothy parker

“Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses.”

Dorothy Parker [1893-1967]

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks and eye for 20th-century urban foibles.

The Psychedelic Furs are an English rock band founded in 1977. Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs are one of the many acts spawned from the British post-punk scene.

Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s.

Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy.

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field.

I am taking part in the April A to Z Blog Challenge. Every day in the month of April, I will post a blog entry related to a letter of the alphabet. I gave it some thought and wanted to keep it in line with what I write about here on Waldina.com and came up with famous quotes, people that inspire and music that resonates with me.

 

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One thought on “P is for Parker, Powell, Pollock, Peck, The Psychedelic Furs, Poitier, Price and Picasso #atozchallenge

  1. What a furore when our (Australian) National Gallery bought Blue Poles by Jackson Pollock. A good investment it turned out to be but oh so controversial! To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck – who could forget the courtroom speech. Sidney Poitier in “To Sir With Love” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner/” – loved them both.

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