Am I awake right now? Is this whole world a just beautiful dream? Because folks, it is rare that news comes across the desk here at ComicsAlliance that literally brings me to tears of joy, and today, that has happened. I am openly weeping at my desk, because it has just been announced that there will be a Jem and the Holograms live-action feature film from G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu. The beauty of the man who brought us last year’s greatest cliff-side ninja fighting turning his attention to the glamour, glitter, fashion and fame ofJem is overwhelming.
The film is still in its extremely early stages of production, though, and has yet to be cast. In fact, Chu, along with Jason Blum and Scooter Braun are looking to cast the Holograms by having fans submit videos of themselves via Tumblr. And now you know why I wasn’t sure if this was a dream.
One of the first notable American female sculptors, Emma Stebbins (1815-1882) designed her masterpiece, the Bethesda Fountain, during the 1860s while she was living in Rome. Entitled the Angel of the Waters, Stebbins’ sculptural group depicts the biblical “angel of Bethesda” resting on a base surrounded by four cherubs representing “health,” “purity,” “peace,” and “temperance.” The Bethesda Fountain is the earliest public artwork by a woman in New York City and was the only sculpture commissioned as part of the original Greensward plan for Central Park, a New York City scenic landmark.
Image Source: (1)social wallpapering (2) Library of Congress (3) Jim Henderson, “Bethesda Fountain angel sunny winter day,” (4)Robert Paul Young, “Bethesda Fountain central park3”
I may be headed to #sxsw but I’ll be making this as normal of a Sunday as possible. Also, “it’s not right, but it’s ok” seems far too appropriate of a NYC exit song #RIPWhitney & #RIPBB in 7 days. (at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR))