Bust comprised of bones by artist Bruce Mahalski. This life-size bust is of a female sheep/human hybrid made of rabbit vertebrae apart from the spinal area which is made of sheep vertebrae and other bones. In common with the sales process the piece has a hole in it revealing that the center is empty.
New Mexico, 1941.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative
Real Value of $100 in each US State[1216 x 768]
Vaudevillian Eddie Anderson (September 18, 1905-February 28, 1977) was hired for a one-shot part as a train porter for the Jack Benny program of March, 28 1937. Jack, his writers and cast warmed to him instantly. A few weeks later he was asked back again for another small part. Before long he was a permanent member of the Benny radio family and unwittingly did a great deal for race-relations in the early 1940’s. While playing shows for the troops in service, the GI’s routinely howled with joy at Rochester’s appearance on the show, no matter their background.
While taking their show on the road, Jack Benny was told that Eddie Anderson could not stay at the same hotel as Jack and the rest of the cast and crew because he was colored, Jack Benny said, “If he doesn’t stay here, neither do I,” and walked out with forty four people leaving the hotel empty.