The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

November 23, 2011

Nov. 23, 1966

Alvin Langdon Coburn was a photographer whose portraits of Yeats, D. T. Suzuki. Twain, are among many masterpieces of his. He might be more famous today had he not pursued his mystical interests and found a group which stressed the value of anonymity for mystical achievement. So, although we do not know the name of his teacher, we are glad he wrote what is called an autobiography, where we learn of his delight in going to the silent pictures with family and friends to watch "Felix the Cat" cartoons. This book, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Photographer. was published after his death, and may not represent his own wishes about details. It is mainly photographs anyway. He died on November 23, 1966, and the book was published in 1978 with editing credits.

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