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Old Posted Jun 30, 2020, 3:05 PM
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Here is another intriguing Edward Weston photograph.

The title is "Stacked Boat" c.1939

At first I passed over the generically named thumbnail but then I noticed the odd shape of the "boats" and realized they were gondolas!
My insane vivid imagination made me think the gondolas might be remnants from the old tourist canals in Venice (the California one)


But the information with the photograph describes the image as the MGM Back-Lot. (the back-lot was long gone by the time I worked at MGM
but I knew where it was located. I don't remember any oil wells being that close to the site)

At first I was disappointed the boat were studio props but perhaps MGM purchased them from whomever owned the gondolas in Venice
(was it Abbot Kinney?)

As is often the case: I can't (re)locate the photograph in the Getty collection but luckily I took a screengrab of the information. (shown BELOW)

getty / note the three different dates.

As a reminder: I recently posted a Weston photograph of half a cabin on the Paramount Back-Lot. . . .Here


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