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 I worked on a movie where Tiegs was nude and we had to add some body covering which meant rotoscoping her body frame by frame. Fun project. This is the pic that changed young LD's life.    [[SPOILER]]    For me though, it was Elke Sommers, Joey Heatherton and Angie Dickinson. lefty
Cool site: http://bringatrailer.com/auctions/   lefty
I'm pretty sure that's par for the course for any NYC neighbourhood.   Had my details wrong. The guy who abandoned his apt did so because of the FBI. The CIA guy (5F) was an undercover CIA operative (he was known as "the black Steven Seagal") who was arrested and convicted for drugging and raping a women in Cairo while serving as the bureau chief.    lefty
I will never give up my truck.   An another NYC note: when you make friends with the head of the co-op board and get them drunk one night you hear the best stories. Like the brothel being run out of apt 4D. Or the guy in 12A who spent 1M renovating then abandoned his apt fleeing into the night when the CIA came looking for him.    Never dull here.   lefty
Heart Pine was used in a lot of Craftsman houses at the turn of the century. It is strong and beautiful, and as it came from very tall trees was available in long lengths. Unfortunately we more or less knocked all the Longleaf Pine so the only place to get it now is from mills that reclaim old factories, warehouses, or sunken logs.   My old house was filled with it and I loved the colour and grain.   lefty
"Is it safe?"   lefty
Douglas, I know that slate roofs are expensive, but I'd be inclined to get that sorted before beginning attic renovations. Especially if someone is trying to do a quick fix on the worst parts. Warm and dry are your goals.   lefty
That was like an episode of Thirtysomething.   lefty
An auction estimate is much like a contractor estimate - it's designed just to get you to say, "seems fair."   Nakashima has been very collectible for the last 10 years. It's well made, beautiful and works in nearly every situation. 30k seems on the high side, but it's not unfair.   lefty
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