Pittura Metafisica painting by Arnaldo dell'Ira, "Piazza d'Italia", 1934 used as a backdrop as part of a dance sequence between a make and female avatar

Poor Little Glad Rag Doll

Teagan and I are on a break from Hullaba Lulu this week.

We both have busy weeks; I have a friend in surgery
today and a guest arrives from Vancouver next week.

Then there is the effect of the Trump administration
on my Illness and its symptoms.

That’s a discussion I take up in my next post.

If you are an adult child of a pathological narcissist and you are not
affected by the diseased behavior of the Trump administration,
you’re still in denial.

Lucky you!  🙂

A staged photograph of the charactrer of Valentino with the wings of an Angel
Some Angels

In the meantime, here is a link to some angels on Teagan’s books.

A quick explanation of the video:

I was intrigued with the idea of the danger of entering the world of a painting in Chapter Eight of Hullaba Lulu. So, I played with it by importing a few public domain copies of the Pittura Metafisica paintings of de Chirico and Arnaldo dell’Ira.


I chose “Piazza d’Italia,”by Arnaldo dell’Ira,  1934, as the backdrop and used a script to set it in motion, I prefer to use dynamic backdrops.


Piazza_d'Italia by Arnaldo_Dell'Ira - a surreal town square in red

The audio is an excerpt from ‘Glad Rag Doll’ as performed in 1929 by the
Rose  Wood Orchestra.  

You can get a copy at the Internet Archives.

Thanks for visiting.

All images unless otherwise stated are (c) Rob Goldstein 2018

39 thoughts on “Poor Little Glad Rag Doll

  1. Sadly, tRump has become a symptom for so many. But looks like the uprising has begun. He’s getting called out left and right, dems and rethugs alike. It’s coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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  2. I thought I left you a comment on one of your posts, but it went onto a post your reblogged instead. It was my mistake. I thought I was talking to you. It must have confused the author of the post who doesn’t know me from Adam, just like this comment is probably confusing you. Ah well, I try, so sorry!
    I love your and Teagan’s creative collaboration! Wonderful! You two are rocking good bloggers!
    And Le Trump, well, he gives me acid reflux, and his narcissistic daughter extension who I cannot diagnose since I haven’t met her so I wouldn’t dare, gives me gas.
    They are the white house indigestion inducing duo, Pep and Cid.

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    1. Ha! Cindy this hysterical (about #45 & spawn). When Rob sent “Cheeseburger” as one of my things awhile back, that was all I could think about and had a devil of a time keeping it out of the story. Hugs.

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  3. I love that part about entering the paintings, Rob, and want to do just that. How cool would that be? I’m so glad you picked up on it for some of your artwork. And yes, Trump is making us all ill whether we accept the truth or not. I hope your friend recovers quickly, and enjoy your time with your guest. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Dan. I’ve got a post scheduled that takes up the effect trump on people with trauma related mental health issues. And yes, there is nothing like taking on a challenge to focus the mind and nourish the soul. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment!

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    1. I do like choosing the costumes. Setting up these shots feels like theater, only more malleable. Thank you for commenting on the video; it’s good to know you enjoyed it. Regarding my sneezing country, it feels as if we have a virus.

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  4. Reblogged this on Teagan's Books and commented:

    Artist, Rob Goldstein illustrates the diesel-punk fantasy series, Hullaba Lulu. He often creates art that runs parallel to the series. Rob is supposed to be taking a break, but he still did this a post and great video as part of the “Lulu-verse.”

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