Growing up a child of the 80s, Roger Moore was forever my favorite Bond. As I got older, I came to appreciate the earlier films and Sean Connery. But Roger was still a bad ass, as made abundantly clear above. For no real discernible reason, he also always reminded me of Dad. Maybe because my Dad dressed up in a pretty slick suit everyday.
Cunningham shoots goings on in the streets of Manhattan every day; most of his pictures, he has said, are never published. Designer Oscar de la Renta has said, “More than anyone else in the city, he has the whole visual history of the last 40 or 50 years of New York. It’s the total scope of fashion in the life of New York.” Though he has made a career out of unexpected photographs of celebrities, socialites, and fashion personalities, many in those categories value his company; according to David Rockefeller, Brooke Astor requested his presence, alone among the media, at her 100th birthday party.
In 2008 he was awarded the title chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. As of 2008, Filmmaker Richard Press and Philip Gefter of the Times are working on a documentary about Cunningham, his bicycle, and his camera.
A documentary? Sweet.
Andrew Jenks is clearly not an elder and certainly does not resemble any of the others I have posted in my Respect Your Elders series. But he certainly respects his elders.
A few years back, I saw this documentary on HBO called Room 335. It was a great premise and one that was near and dear to my heart. A young kid – 19 or so – went to live at retirement home for a few months. The young kid was Andrew. The film was amazing all-around and recognized all over the film festivals.
Earlier this month, I went to the MTV Upfront where they showcased all the new shows coming out next season. Andrew has a new show on MTV that looks amazing – Life of Jenks. Not focused on seniors, but equally compelling in a different way. I could kick myself for not chatting with Andrew because he was standing right next to me. Without a doubt in my mind, he will be firmly planted in pop culture (the good part) for years to come. His star is simply too bright. He is also the type of personality that enables me to stomach the entertainment industry 🙂
I could not find a regular trailer from Room 335 to embed, but here is something:
You can view the trailer on his site.
Eric Clapton’s grandmother sure loved him!