Monday, February 01, 2010

Weeping Twain

Hey, remember that auction of literary pictures drawn by Tina Fey and me? Well, I ran into Richard Howorth today. He was at the auction and had some information. He said that Barry Hannah drew a picture for it, too, and that Barry Hannah's picture was of (I will paraphrase Richard's description) Mark Twain weeping at a Natchez casino. Twain is onstage and all the chairs for the audience are empty and a sandwich board announces that Twain is there to sing the songs of Trini Lopez. This is a picture I wish I had seen. Below, Trini Lopez in MARRIAGE ON THE ROCKS, a frequent object of "blog" contemplation: