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NEW YORK CITY  FEB.2011 . FRIENDS OF FRANKLIN HAVE A PARTY — ABIGAIL   MCGRATH BROUGHT A CIGAR BOX OF FRANKLIN,s full of favorite pictures-thanks Abby!

Hosting the Party with Ray and Barbara was Harriette Phelps, who’s daughter is a professor at NYU and has a fine apartment on Washington Square Park and travels a lot, hence Harriette has met Franklin when we stayed there before. Harriette unbeknownst  to anyone- no one knew it! , took a few  little videos,  Thanks so much Harriette!

THOSE PRESENT:

MAGDA STULL Soul Mate w/ franklin last 10 years of his life.

EAMON CONNOLLY  A great long time  friend (F. told of some glorious Bar Fight stories)

JACK DOWLING  Friends the whole time since Franklin was 17 !

this one is so great … can we persuade Jack to let it be here – who does it hurt? Please Jack give us permission to post this!

ABIGAIL  MCGRATH AND TONY MCGRATH   Abigail  went to Bard… a Bardian..along with Michael Maslanksy  therefore with  Franklin  since college days. Benefactress  for Franklin with great NYC apartments… after 1997- 2008! (Thanks for Cigar Box photos!)

BILL FARRAR  A Bardian as well, long time friend  – New Yorker ,  was at the “Farm” often in the 60’s, Story Teller! collector of fine piece of Macfie Art.

Recent NYC Belladonna Story

RAY AND BARBARA STEVENS,  friends since the very early ’60’s because B. went to NYC from Oklahoma with Carolyn Brady and Bill Epton -Carolyn made connection with Franklin when they both worked at Jack Prince Studio. Franklin lived part time at Ray and B farm in Maryland, all lived  in New Mexico at the same time .. Stevens moved back to East coast when F. returned after ’91.

HARRIETTE PHELPS ( secret videographer!)

Franklin’s Magic  ( Barbara interrupts!)

SO, NOW LOOK  AT A LOT OF THE  FRANKLIN MACFIE CIGAR  BOX PHOTOS………

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1.LOTS OF POST CARDS, SOME HAD HAND WRITNG AND STAMPS, SOME LIKE ON THE LEFT HERE WERE CHOSEN BY F, 2.FAVORITE BOOTS. 3 FRANKLIN AT YOUNG AGE.

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1. HOUDINI IN CHAINS SENT BY SOMEONE WITH CRYPTIC SIGNATURE. 2.MICHAEL MASLANSKY IN JACKET, FRANKLIN IN FRONT, AND  WHO?. 3. PAINTING BELONGED TO JMB (F.M  SAID IT REMINDED HIM OF BSTVNS)

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1.FRANKLIN’S FAVORITE, BILLIE HOLIDAY. 2.CHRIST FROM CHARTRES. 3. MACFIE AT FIVE.

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1.HAS TO BE ALI, AT MOROCCO  COASTAL CAVES. 2. POLAROID ART, MACFIE MADE OF JEAN MICHEL. 3. POST CARD SAVED BY F.M.

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1. NO WRITING ON BACK -ANDY WARHOL AND BASQUIAT. 2.SISTER AND FAMILY  OF MACFIE (A NEPHEW)SEE BELOW: MAGDA STULL’S  COMMENT  ON PHOTOS 3.MACFIE AND NANCY IN PHOTO BOOTH( SEE BELOW NANCY BARICKMANS COMMENTS RE: LOTS OF PHOTOS..# ON PHOTOS NO LONGER CORRESPOND!


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1. CASABLANCA  -F. SOUVENIR CARD. 2. FRANKLIN AND WHO?  STANDING IN FRONT OF FRANKLIN’S MEDANALES, NEW MEXICO HAND MADE HOUSE “CHURCH” WINDOW. 3. PHOTO ’84 BOULIMAIME (?) MOROCCO.

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1. FAMILY PHOTO.  BLUE MASK  -MACFIE 1980. 2. POLAROID PORTRAIT OF JMB.


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1. FRANK WITH HIS BROTHER JOHN  AND SISTER-IN-LAW ON LONG ISLAND 2. SEEMS TO BE THE SAME DAY (SEE NANCY B.COMMENTS BELOW) . 3. CHURCH ART FROM VEZELAY CATHEDRAL-NOTE FAR RIGHT GUY – A LITTLE LIKE MACFIE.

2015 note: Re The middle photo of from the  60th birthday Party on  the Show Boat at Liberty Marina in 1997  Franklins grand nephew -Nina’s grandson  Jim Dragon writes:

“Franklin was my uncle and I was at his party on the boat in NJ and remember that picture of my grandfather with the huge video camera.  I never got to know him that well, I was born when he was in Morocco, but he was always memorable when we did meet.  One of his other sisters, Winnie, just passed away, and I hope they are having fun together.”..

“My memories of Uncle Franklin are sparse. …. I can’t really say much about Franklin from my grandmother’s generations perspective, but from my mother’s generation and mine, he was loved by all. I know he was my Grandmother’s favorite brother, she would talk about him with a smile any time he was mentioned. Jim adds this Side note: Franklin and Nora died a few days apart in the exact same manner. Aspiration Pneumonia from broccoli . Bstvns (?!)   Ray and I remember how close Franklin felt with Nora.

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1. LINDA EPTON WINRICK…SEE HER  COMMENT BELOW. 2.1997 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY FRANKLIN THREW ON THE SHOWBOAT IN THE LIBERTY MARINA  IN NEW JERSEY, FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AROUND AT THE TIME. (B and Ray Stevens behind center pole) 3. MAYBE A FAMILY WEDDING?

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linda

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1. NOT SURE WHO OR WHEN OR WHERE. 2. SEEMS TO BE IN NEW MEXICO BUT WHO?. 3. ANOTHER PICTURE  OF 6Oth BIRTHDAY PARTY ..ANYONE WHO CAN COMMENT ON WHO IS IN THE PHOTO- OR WHO WAS THERE ?

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1.WHO IS THIS? 2.FRANKLIN :ON WHAT LOOKS LIKE MOVING DAY-HOUSE BOAT IN LIBERTY MARINA.3. THE HOUSE IN PORTUGAL /WITH JEAN MICHEL BELLUC WITH ADDITION BUILT BY FRANKLIN ( AND LENA’S HUSBAND ? HOPE TO HEAR FROM LENA)   * NEW 2015:  Now a New Photo sent by Ali’s younger brother : Left is Ali, his father and another brother..

photo below:          NOT ALI- after all..so no one knows who the policeman and  others are….

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1.JACK DOWLING HELPING FRANKLIN WITH THE HOUSE BOAT PROJECT. SEE JACK’S COMMENTS BELOW.2.NANCY BARICKMAN AND FRANKLIN 1997. SEE N.B. COMMENTS BELOW. 3. NOT SURE OF THIS PHOTO, BUT THINK OF ALI AND FAMILY.

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1.  THIS IS IN PORTUGAL IN THE PART OF THE HOUSE FRANKLIN BUILT BUT DONT KNOW WHO THIS IS? 2. THIS MOST LIKELY IS LENA WITH FRANKLIN IN PORTUGAL(SEE JACK DOWLING’S COMMENTS BELOW THIS POST.) 3. NO ONE CAN IDENTIFY-ANYONE KNOW WHO HE IS?

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1. PORTRAIT -FRANKLIN, WITH NANCY B, LENA, P. 1997  SF VISIT. 2. F. HOUSE IN NEW MEXICO – labeled ” Going back in time——–Settlement 800 BC”.3.?

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1.NEW MEXICO 1997 COTTON WOODS ALONG THE CHAMA WHEN LENA  CAME FROM PORTUGAL  TO NYC AND TOOK FRANKLIN TO NEW MEXICO . 2. FRIENDS IN PORTUGAL ? 3. JEAN MICHEL BELLUC -WHEN, WHERE?

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1. P. AND FRANK. 2. ANYONE KNOW WHO THIS IS? 3. FRANKLIN AFTER 1991.

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1.MACFIE IN STUDIO OF LAST APARTMENT. 2. WHO IS HE? 3. JMB – IN THE CHAMA MAYBE? 4. WHO ? DEFINITELY HE IS VISITING FRANK’S PIGS IN MEDENALAS AT THE MOMENT.

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1.FRANKLIN AT THE BISTRO WITH JOHNNY MOSISMO (SEE MAGDA’S COMMENTS BELOW). 2.FRANKLIN AND MAGDA . 3.ON BACK OF PHOTO IS WRITTEN FRANKLIN AUG. ’38 -1 YEAR.

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Jack Dowling sent the photo he mentioned at the party of  Michael Maslansky and Franklin Macfie

“It is credited on the back to Terry Stevenson, a friend to all of us.…On the back is the date, October 1970. So this is well before Jean Micheal and probably taken in NYC  and before, certainly, Michael had his stroke which took him from us and kept him in such a devastating place for so long.” Jack 

THERE ARE MANY IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN MACFIE’S LIFE THAT THE FRIENDS OF FRANKLIN MACFIE KNOW AND HAVE NOT BEEN IN TOUCH WITH . ABIGAIL GRAFTON -CALIF., EILEEN IN NEW MEXICO, FRANKLIN’S FAMILY MEMBERS, KATE ROUNDS IN NYC, LENA IN PORTUGAL, TO NAME A FEW!  PLUS ALL  THE MISSING NAMES OF PEOPLE IN THIS POST! HOPE TO HEAR FROM MORE.

FRIENDS COMMENT HERE OR CONTACT STVNS@GREENBELT COM

NEXT POSTS : ANOTHER PARTY?- A POST FROM A MEMORIAL IN NEW MEXICO AND RE; ABIGAIL MCGRATH’S MACFIE COLLECTION AND PROPOSED MEMORIAL GALLERY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.

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