It is a source of fury to the formal art world that Norman Rockwell was and remains the most visible and beloved of the American painters of this century. watch
Star-powered photo shoots currently dominate our covers, but over the years, TV Guide Magazine has also put illustrations, caricatures, collages and paintings front and center. A few of these canvases came from some of the most important artists of their times, including Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, Peter Max and LeRoy Neiman. Our archive of 60 years' worth of covers comprises a veritable museum of pop art. And the stories behind these masterpieces are often as fascinating as the images themselves...read more
Question: I've read all of Robert B. Parker's Spenser books and thought they did a decent job of depicting the character on TV's Spenser: For Hire, given the TV programming of the time. (Can you imagine that show on FX now?) But I never could figure out why they got rid of Susan, Spenser's girlfriend, and then brought her back. Can you shed any light on that? Thank you, and I love your column.
Answer: You're very welcome, Gayle, and thank you. I imagine the fact that they actually shot Spenser: For Hire in your stomping grounds gave the show the authenticity that only someone who lives in Boston could appreciate.
Anyway, guidance counselor Susan Silverman (Barbara Stock) was shown the door — or, more accurately, sread more