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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mr. Moon

I had no idea what the inspiration for this was. Unfortunately I did not get the opportunity to ask - the character and guide were quite busy adjusting the wardrobe and negotiating a slow, careful, coordinated promenade down the block and through the crowd at the recent Kitchen Highline Block Party. Click here for more photos. This was the visual tour de force of the day with oohs and ahs and cameras snapping. I tried to ascertain whether this beauty is a character of literature, myth, fable, children's story, opera, ballet, traditional ethic figure - or is he/she just an original creation? Note that person who is visible walks on stilts. Then on close examination of the photos I took, I noticed a paper-cutout drawing hanging around the neck of the companion - enlarging the photo shows what appears to be a multi-limbed character with the title "Mr. Moon" clearly labeled below it. Click here for the evidence. But is Mr. Moon the main character or guide? An online search reveals a number of characters named Mr. Moon (including a children's book called Pink Magic). But I don't find a mention of a multi-legged character. Any suggestions?

9 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Are those all real people and their legs? Wow.

I just began a new site about Japan in the early 1950s when we were there. You can get to it from my Brookville daily photo blog. Times have changed a lot there too over the 50-plus years since we were there.

Lucy said...

Spectacular!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I don't know what it is, but I love it! Mary (Detroit Daily)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

HOW FUN! (just looked at the additional pix)

Lady Luck said...

so cute!

• Eliane • said...

Just so adorable. Your posts are so much fun to read. I am loving it!

Sue said...

Beautiful!

Beth said...

Well, it reminds me of the character Mother Ginger + her Polichinelles/Taffy Clowns in the Nutcracker. It is one of the dances that comes in the second act, + Mother Ginger comes in, a huge tall lady, + then the little children run out from under her skirt + do a dance.

So it might be in that vein? Love the blog!

RAINY CONVERSATION said...

Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!