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A87893220 - The Mona Lisa - an Enigmatic Work of Art

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Entry: The Mona Lisa - an Enigmatic Work of Art - A87893220
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Thanks Bobsmiley - hug


A87893220 - The Mona Lisa - an Enigmatic Work of Art

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I have added the nugget about the Mona Lisa being in Kivas Fajo's private collection of stolen memorabilia (Star Trek - TNG)

smiley - rocket


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - cool I had forgotten that. I just remembered the baseball card. smiley - rofl


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

So had I. You mean the one that smelled of bubblegum?smiley - rofl I remembered the glove-puppet laplingsmiley - biggrin


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Also very cool. Saul Rubinek was amazing in that.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

So he was. Did you know he wasn't the original casting? That was a heck of a story. David Rappaport was the original Kivas Fajo but he had to be replaced as he was suffering from depression. At that time, Saul Rubinek was filming elsewhere but he asked his old schoolfriend - director Tim Bond - if he could tour the studio - he was a Star Trek fan. While looking round, he was persuaded to take the part of Kivas Fajo.

There's a sad post-note. David Rappaport committed suicide 2 months later.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

I'd read that story, yes. I swear it was in the ONLY 'Star Trek' magazine I've ever read, honest...smiley - blush

But I'll bet nobody else on this thread knew that. smiley - winkeye So now they know something.


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - laugh

It shocks me sometimes, the amount of Trek trivia I know, I'm still disappointed I didn't get to show it off on The Chasesmiley - doh


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bobstafford

It was a different planet smiley - biggrin


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

I didn't know that. smiley - winkeye (I am also mostly unaware of actors' names)

Anyway... I am unsure about wether much arts historical background or painting stuff should be added to this Entry. I had a look into one of my books but it didn't bring anything interesting. One thing I seem to remember from school is that the perspective of the background is slightly off (which you can actually see when you pay attention). The horizon should be lower than it is.

Did you mention that the picture was originally larger? They cut off a pillar on each side. I seem to remember it was because the frame they wanted to use was too small, but I'm not sure. I also can't remember when that was, I should go find it out.

There must be millions of versions where peple switch the head of the Mona Lisa for somebody elses. I also know there are Disney versions, for instance with Daisy Duck.


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