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 3rd Annual Halloween Special
October 31, 2015



This Halloween page is dedicated to the spooky history of New York City

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Many thanks to the New York Public Libary for inspiring this special feature page
The NYPL itself has a fascinating history, and its online resources (free to view) are extraordinary.

 ... and who couldn't love an institution with these symbols?

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The NYPL lions - Patience & Fortitude

Patience and Fortitude conquer all things.
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

First ...get in the mood with some haunted music !
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This Haunted House
Alice Cooper
Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Skeleton Jangle
Dixieland Five 
Walpurgisnacht
Johannes Brahns
Haunted House
John Carpenter
Haunted House
Jumpin Gene Simmons
House on Haunted Hill
Kenny and Friends
Haunted House
Necronauts
Black Sabbath
 
New York's abandonned tunnels have a special attraction for B&B fans!
 

Photographer James Maher has explored one of the more obscure ones.


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Visit his website and peruse the fascinating history
of the Atlantic Avenue Subway tunnel, Brooklyn HERE

New York has a wealth of ghost and horror stories
The following links include stories, images, and podcasts.
Many thanks to the Bowery Boys website for many of these wonderful links.
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Captain Kidd
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Haunted Tales
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Staten Island
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Mysteries and Magicians
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 wagner

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No Halloween would be complete without food!
Here we present a Treasure Chambers kitchen-tested recipe
for
....
New York Soft Pretzels!

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These pretzels rise very well, so don't resemble commercially-made ones.
However, they were very easy to make and tasted wonderful! One of our testers swore they tasted just like those made in a German bakery in Toronto!

Download the recipe and instructions (with suggestions for improvement)

HERE
Vincent and Catherine again dress up for Halloween ...
Click on images to enlarge


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V&C Dolls 2015
Wearing under costume togs.
Re-purposed from from Jakks WWE dolls.
Vincent is 8" (20cm)  tall and Catherine 7" (18cm)  tall
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V&C put on their costumes

(made from a second-hand overwashed blonde teddy bear)


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Full Yeti costums and accessory belt
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Yeti Costumes - back
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Accessory Belts

Vincent (top), Catherine (bottom)


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Yeti cartoon on belt

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Halloween Fan Fiction

MASQUES PHOTOMOSAIC

A special Halloween treat!
Zoom in and see the episode images which comprise the picture.
Clare Sieffert kindly allowed Angie to use an image of her beautiful Masques painting as the 'master' image for this photomosaic

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Animation of Photomosaic
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Photomosaic Image

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Low resolution printable photomosaic
(960 X 720 pix - 365k)
Download HERE (pdf)

High resolution printable Photomosaic
(7200 X 5400 pix - 9.3 MB)
Download or view HERE (pdf )

(zoom in to see individual scenes from 'Masques' episode)

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Masques Cartoon Cross Stitch Pattern

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Details

100w X 74h
19 DMC Colours


Size (18 ct canvas): 5 1/2"  X 4" (14cm X 10cm)
Download the zip file for the pattern
HERE

SPECIAL FEATURE !

In 1991, Henry Jenkins wrote a fascinating and critical examination of the Beauty and the Beast TV series we all love
- AND its fandom at the time.
It makes sometimes uncomfortable, even shocking reading - which is why it is presented here.
Drawings by Rita Terrell

Presented with the kind permission of the author.


It's Not a Fairy Tale Anymore - Beauty and the Beast (pdf - 8.3 MB)

Recommended reading for any B&B fan
!


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(Network Season 3 Ad)
Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts
at the
 University of Southern California.

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Who the &%&# Is Henry Jenkins? (sic)

Visit his blog: HERE


For more of his insights about TV series
 (from which the B&B extract is taken),
read his book:


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Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2nd edition (Nov. 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415533295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415533294
To visit the Amazon page, click on the icon amazon
Some special Halloween computer-generated graphics from Judith and Angie ... (click to enlarge)

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Judith 1

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Finally, a tribute to some memorable 'Masques' images ...
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judith masques



 
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