Monday, August 8, 2011

Friendly Encounters

This is a regular feature about friends who have met celebs.

Sometimes there are very interesting blogs out there, yet I seem to be late to the party in finding them.  Such is the case with my latest blog find, Number 5 Type Collection.  Matthew Glidden is the creative force behind this blog which promises to look at baseball card sets from 1880-1980, one card set at a time.
One of my favorite parts of his site is when he highlights a card from a minor league issue from the 1970's.  These minor league cards feature a lot of the players I grew up watching, like Richard Barnes and Gary Woods.  Unlike now, these cards were pretty much hard to get regional issues.  Often, I didn't even know they existed or had never seen an image of the card.  There is a lot of other interesting stuff, too.  It is definitely worth checking out.
Matthew also made a photo contribution.  Matthew shared a celebrity encounter he had with Isabella Rossellini
Actress and model Isabella Rossellini came to Harvard in late April to present her recent short film projects. In one of them ("Animals Distract Me"), she portrays both herself and the bearded Charles Darwin. The attached picture shows us stroking imaginary beards.
I like Isabella.  I like the picture.  I like Matthew's site.  Check it out and see for yourself!
Isabella Rossellini and Matthew Glidden in Massachusetts-April 2011.


Matthew Glidden said...

Thanks for your kind words! Glad to hear the minor league card posts trigger pleasant memories.

I got a little giddy meeting Ms. Rossellini, as she's a major part of "Blue Velvet," one of my favorite movies. She stayed after the Harvard lecture, talking with anyone who had questions, and got excited herself when people brought up interesting animal stories that could expand on her current project. Short story: if you know about species with unique courting and reproduction rituals, her team wants to hear about them! :-)

Johngy said...

Matthew-Thanks for sharing your story. Keep me in mind for any future celebrity encounters!