Sept. 22 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Marcel Marceau


Masterful mime, French Resistance fighter.

Wiccan MABON.
Inuit FESTIVAL OF THE SEAGODDESS. Sedna the Shaman goes to her abode at the bottom of the sea and makes a deal for good hunting weather.

1692 — Eight “witches” hanged, Salem, Massachusetts.
1792 — New calendar adopted in revolutionary France, with ten-day weeks,
three-week months, and 12-month years, starting at Year One.
1862 — Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abe Lincoln in U.S.
1991 — Huntington Library makes Dead Sea Scrolls public for the first time.
2007 — Famed French mime, Resistance fighter Marcel Marceau dies, Cahors, France.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

One thought on “Sept. 22 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Marcel Marceau

  1. This piece is entitled “The Maskmaker” and I had the pleasure of seeing it on one of his last world tours. This is one of those pieces in his repertoire that gained additional drama and subtlety as he continued to perform it well into his 80s.

    Interesting note is that “Marceau” was a nom-de-guerre that he and his brother adopted to hide from the Nazis and the Vichy French.

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