Sunday, July 23, 2023

Alexander Roon

Twin Arts Studio produced this photo of Alexander Roon in 1925.
Discus?  Check.  Leopard skin trunks?  Check.  Gladiator sandals?  Check.



  1. Those gladiator sandals are just the tops. Tender goat's skin, the softest leather. A touch of class. They supported the ankle, let the foot breath. Cole Porter never, ever sang about clammy Polyester, fallen arches and blisters!

    You're the top! You're the Colosseum,
    You're the top! You're the Louvre Museum,
    You're a melody from a symphony by Strauss,
    You're a gladiator in sandals,
    You're Mickey Mouse.
    You're the Nile, You're the Tow'r of Pisa,
    You're the smile on the Mona Lisa.
    I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop,
    But if, Baby, I'm the bottom,
    You're the top!

    1. Performed brilliantly by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. RIP Mr. Benedetto, a great singer and a wonderful human being. He marched for Civil Rights in 1964 when doing so could cost one's life.