Les Blank’s films celebrate creativity as a means of self-fulfillment and take joy in individuality and originality. The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists features a portrait of the local artist Gerald Gaxiola, who has adopted the persona of a flamboyant cowboy. Colorful and inventive, the Maestro experiments with virtually every possible form of art. His life, as one of his close friends testifies, “is his greatest canvas.” —Hila Abraham Blank Film, Cowboy Artists, Close Friends, Film Celebrities, Celebrities Creative, Friends Testify, Flamboyant Cowboy, Artists Features, Artists Gerald
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There Will Be Blood (2007), Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier, Russell Harvard, Ciaran Hinds, Kevin J. O'Connor; directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Day-Lewis won an Oscar for Best Actor, and Robert Elswit won for Best Cinematography; film got six other nominations.
Australian David Terence Meekin (1886-1966) was responsible for bringing Ubangi Chilliwingi as a touring performer in Australia and New Zealand. She was a pigmy woman from Cape Province, 28 inches tall at 27 years old when she performed in Wellington in 1929.