Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 10th -- Call Me, Al

Okay, silly title, but I was trying to think of songs/poems/movie lines etc. that went with the phone.  It is a mash up of You Can Call Me Al and Call Me Maybe... ah the beauty of free association.   The song You Can Call Me Al makes me pretty happy.  This little pink phone is a Pink Bell Western Electric Telephone (model 500) from 1959.  I went with a parchment type mechanical drawing to compliment the pink.  The alternate title is "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you" -- the first words ever spoken through a telephone (Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant).  Oh... and "Is anybody out there" was also in the running.

 Call Me, Al
4" x 4"
oil on board
mounted to white 5" x 5" frame



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