Saturday, August 6, 2022

PaJaMa Day

When it comes to identifying who did what in the PaJaMa Collective of Paul Cadmus, Jared French, and Margaret Hoening, sorting out the art work is relative easy.  Each had a very distinctive style, and those rarely overlapped.  With photos, the general assumption is that the great bulk of the photos not featuring Jared French were made by him, with Margaret Hoening and Cadmus being less active in photography. We start with Joe (aka Jose) Martinez from 1945.



  1. Surprised there are no comments. He looks like an adorable little thing, hndssosme and natural -- and. lonely.

    1. I post these PaJaMa photos knowing that they usually don't get the viewer response that a lot of other types do. And you are right, the model is excellent. If you cut and paste this link into your browser, you'll see this and two other photos of him I've posted :

  2. José Martínez y Berlanga (1913-1997)
    Una musa para muchos y el amor de la vida de Lincoln Kirstein.
    Nacido en México y criado en Los Ángeles donde estudio ballet, se mudó a NYC y conoció a Lincoln Kirstein en la Escuela de Ballet Americano.
    Kirstein colocó a Martínez con su Ballet Caravan, ahora American Ballet Company, y se convirtieron en amantes. En 1941, Con el matrimonio de Kirstein con Fidelma Cadmus, se separan y por un corto tiempo Martínez estuvo involucrado con Christopher Isherwood en 1943. Martínez lucho en la Segunda Guerra Mundial y se convirtió en profesor de baile después de la guerra. José Martínez murió en Los Ángeles y está enterrado en Florida.