THE GANG OF 13

My father was part of a group of thirteen Hungarians Jews who had been classmates at the German Technical institute in Brunn. They all immigrated to Bolivia in 1939 and 1940.   They called themselves   “The Gang of 13.” Arriving in La Paz they immediately put into practice their idea of a utopian communist community. They […]

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THANK YOU

A heartfelt THANK YOU to the 86 people who contributed to the Restless Hungarian crowd-funding campaign. Your contributions totaling $25,573 enabled us to win matching funds from Beacon Reader. The total raised of $51,145 will go a long way towards supporting my work on the film and book manuscript. $1000 – $5000 Sharon Armstrong, Raymond […]

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RESTLESS HUNGARIAN CROWD FUNDING

The Restless Hungarian Funding Campaign is LIVE! If you’ve been enjoying dispatches from the Restless Hungarian these past 18 months please   to help me reach my $50,000 target for the campaign. Here, at the Beacon Reader Crowd Funding Page, you can see my video pitch, an explanation of what your gift will be used for, and […]

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RUTH GENDLER AND SHARON STRONG

Ruth Gendler and Sharon Strong are among the six Bay Area artists who have contributed their work as rewards for donors in the RESTLESS HUNGARIAN FUNDING CAMPAIGN. Going live on January 16th, the goal of the 30-day campaign is to raise $50,000 to pay for the completion of principal photography, film editing, and completion of the book manuscript. […]

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RICHARD STANGL AND RALPH SINGER

Richard Stangl and Ralph Singer are among the six Bay Area artists who have contributed their work as rewards for donors in the RESTLESS HUNGARIAN FUNDING CAMPAIGN. Going live on January 16th, the goal of the 30-day campaign is to raise $50,000 to pay for the completion of principal photography, film editing, and completion of the book […]

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JIM MELCHERT AND SAS COLBY

Jim Melchert and Sas Colby are among the six Bay Area artists who have contributed their work as rewards for donors in the RESTLESS HUNGARIAN FUNDING CAMPAIGN. Going live on January 16th, the goal of the 30-day campaign is to raise $50,000 to pay for the completion of principal photography, film editing, and completion of the book […]

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JEAN DUBUFFET

Among the boxes I received from my family upon my father’s passing there is one that contains several bulging folders of correspondence, both personal and professional, with the French artist Jean Dubuffet. The fact that these folders were in my father’s personal files, rather than in the archives of Weidlinger Associates, is significant. Dubuffet was […]

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BOLIVIA’S FIRST MODERNIST BUILDING

I am in possession of two curious drawings made my by father in late 1939. They are cartoon sketches of Pouqui and Mouqui, the love names my parents gave each other. The drawing shows them settled into their apartment in La Paz, Bolivia. Furniture and personal effects are carefully labeled in French. By naming these […]

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