Tributes & Video Biographies
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Archive for 2014

  • “The Great Beauty” And The Small Moments In Our Own Lives

    Over the weekend I had the pleasure of watching La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), an epic Italian film in the style of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, but with more cinematic greatness achieved by the advances in technology since the 1960s as well as a more existen...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

  • Alicia Elkort’s Poetic Memoir Of Our Grandparents – “Apricot Preserves”

    My grandmother used to make these amazing cookies for special occasions. They are called Franz Joseph Cookies and supposedly took their name from the famous Emperor of Austria. I’m not really sure the back story on how my grandma got this recipe but it was a famil...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, November 6th, 2014

  • From The Video Honoree’s Perspective

    I asked my friend, Vicki Samuels Levy to write me a brief perspective on her experience as a video honoree in one of my Legacy Multimedia productions. After all, I write a lot from my perspective; what I’m trying to do with the video, the feelings that I want my a...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

  • My Documentary Screening at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Sunday May 18, 2014 was the first public screening of my documentary, “Martin Elkort: An American Mirror” at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It showed to a crowd of about 200 people, which is an terrific turn out for an early Sunday evening, on a graduat...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

  • Reminisces On My Recent Trip to Turkey

    I just took a look at my blog this morning and realized it’s been almost 4 months since I wrote anything. My commitment has always been to try for twice a month and I have alerts set on my calendar to remind me of that commitment. I think that after finishing my ...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, October 29th, 2014