Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Of Norman Rockwell paintings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s newish exhibit, “Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg." F'n Bobbsey Twins.

I'm ambivalent about ol' Normy. Ryan Cole, who wrote the City Journal piece that links to the exhibit's website, mounts the standard conservative defense of Rockwell over the last however-many years--the elites hate him because he loved America.

Fine, fine. I agree up to a point. On the other hand, check out this painting:

This is supposed to be Lindbergh after his x-Atlantic flight. It doesn't look like him at all. In fact, he looks like one of those idealized Na--never mind. And why does he have a horse concealed in each cheek?

Update: Radio broadcast of Lindbergh's arrival in DC after his flight. "A darn nice boy." .

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