Friday, May 30, 2008

And, speaking of donuts....

Descending Donut
8 1/2" x 11"
Marker on bond paper

Here is a drawing of one I found in the Beanworld Archives. No date on it but based on my style and tools it is from the late '70s.
Pretty sure I remember the subject matter too. Right around the corner from the ad agency I worked at, there was a restaurant named O'Connell's. By the time I was patronizing the place in the late '70s it was ancient and everything in it was cracked or chipped. It had an old-time menu full of stuff like liver and onions, meat loaf and mashed potatoes, and on Wednesday the special was olive burgers and the art department and production guys would go there a lot. The waitresses there were tough old ladies who never messed up and order and always called you "Doll" or "Honey."
I also popped in there every morning to purchase a donut at the grill. It was always the same waitress. She had on enough makeup to make Tammy Fae Baker jealous and a big beehive hairdo. I'd walk up and she'd say "Chok-lit, hun?"And I'd nod and she'd spear a chocolate donut on the cardboard tray and put it in a white paper bag.
I can't remember when O'Connell's closed. I do remember that in its space went an Abercrombie & Fitch store. Well, the whole block was demolished anyway, and now its full of big touristy stores.
But I'd recognize that "chok-lit" donut anywhere!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks delicious. What a neat picture. I like looking at it. It has a certain magic to it. Like Beanworld. Must be the Marder Magic.