There are ninety bizarre photographs in this book. Pictures of prom queens, beauty queens, bathing beauties, bathing babies, and the Baby Jesus. Dance classes, family reunions, lamp jumpers (lamp jumpers?), wanted criminals, nuns, dogs, barbers, saints, . . . . Every picture tells a story, but sometimes it takes a great storyteller to figure out what a weird or moving picture is all about. Here are ninety delightful and funny and moving stories told in words and pictures. Here you'll find the human heart exposed, the human brain skewed, the human body tattooed, the human comedy on parade. Not to mention Anthropoid Man. There's no way to describe these postcards in words. Unless you're William Steinkellner.
|Publisher:||Daniel, John & Company, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x (h) x (d)|
What People are Saying About This
James Burrows, executive producer and co-creator of "Cheers"
"I can't believe this hysterically funny man I've worked with for years has a heart!" --
Leonard Maltin, film critic/historian
"I tuned in to Bill Steinkellner's wave-length with the very first postcard story I read. . .and now I'm hooked. What a wonderful mating of images and ideas!"
"A truly original book. Instead of sending postcards, get this one for yourself. You'll have a major treat."
"Mr. Steinkellner has elevated the art of Komedy Kaptioning by adding romance,' sacrilege,' and hilarity' to the previously one-dimensional world of postcards. Funny, funny, funny."
Mrs. Steinkellner, from the Introduction
"Billy haunts postcard shows and delitiologist conventions (hardcore postcard shows), combing through decades and centuries of other people's greetings to find images that inspire. Then he comes home, sits with them, stares at them, waits for the i' word to hit. I don't know where it comes from. It could be his mind, or his muse, but my best guess has always been the moon."