Did I instead spend a couple/few hours making this exchange of Picasso's flowers?
Yes, yes, I did.
Starsky has Picasso's "Petit Fleurs" (a popular poster in the 70s) up in his bedroom, we see in the episode "The Committee" (thanks, Mortmere, for the screecap!).
Mortmere posted a screenshot of Starky's apartment that shows Starsky's wooden "etc." on the wall.
Does everyone already know that Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) has the same "etc." on her wall? She's another East Coast Jewish transplant (but, to Minneapolis) and Mary Richard is her downstairs neighbor on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977). [picture via]
I wish we could see Mary & Rhoda interact with Starsky & Hutch.
I'm so happy that my fan-friend Mortmere is posting about Starsky & Hutch here on LJ!
She's here: http://mortmere.livejournal.com
Her icon reveals her orientation:
Mortmere and I first met on youTube via our Star Trek: TOS vids (the original Kirk/Spock) in …
*does the math*
wow, in 2009. [I stand corrected--it was 2008!]
We got talking on LJ--it's like time travel to read those old comments--then email, and we met in person to walk part of the Camino in Spain in 2011 (along with FreshCandy).
We've always stayed in touch on e-mail, but we went in different fandom directions--
and fandom itself got scattered to the winds...
Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, deviantArt, DW, etc. (I'm actually still on Blogger, where I wander the halls by myself. I actually rather like the quiet.)
Then, this year Mortmere introduced me to Inspector Lewis (or, rather, to Hathaway, the thinking-fan's slim jim!),
and I returned the favor by introducing her to Starky & Hutch.
We have achieved fandom cross-pollination!
She's been on Tumblr but I told her the Starsky & Hutch fandom is a little more connected on LJ, so here she is! It's like we're playing in the same sandbox again. I'm much more inspired to make fanworks if I'm playing with others.
My friend Mortmere [links to tumblr] [M's LJ here] and I have been wondering about (and researching) some of the stuff on the sets of Starsky & Hutch.
Like, what's this weird dog?
I rummaged around and discovered it’s a carnival prize, a bulldog made out of “chalkware”. They were usually handpainted (with water-soluble paint), so each one’s a little different.
Like this one:
From Collector’s Weekly:
“Made out of plaster of Paris, chalkware was used to create inexpensive versions of decorative objects such as animal figurines—so many small figurines were given away as prizes at carnivals, the pieces became known as “carnival chalk.”
“The heyday of the material was the early 19th to mid-20th centuries…”
So, OK, but what it is doing in-universe?