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2007: Carnegie Hall   Leave a comment

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2007: Carnegie Hall

Tom at Carnegie Hall listening to the Emerson String Quartet play Beethoven

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

–PERSPECTIVES: EMERSON STRING QUARTET

FROM MAY 31 THROUGH JUNE 17, 2007
Complete Beethoven String Quartets Performed

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Posted March 29, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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1997-2006: Torrington, CT   Leave a comment

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1997-2006: Torrington, CT

Tom’s country condo: 354 Ledge Drive, Torrington, CT 06790

Ledge Drive USE THIS ONE

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CT Condo

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Posted March 29, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Marine Captain Esberg of Pasadena   Leave a comment

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Marine Captain Esberg of Pasadena

This location is circumstantial. There is no direct evidence that Tom visited here, but there is direct evidence that Tom’s friend at the Aptos hideout lived here in the 1960s and early 1970s. So Tom could possibly have visited Marine Captain Esberg of 1197 Arden Road, Pasadena, CA.

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1197 Arden Road, Pasadena, CA

 

Posted March 29, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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1967 Oakland, CA: Was Tom married to Mary Tharaldsen?   Leave a comment

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1967 Oakland, CA: Was Tom married to Mary Tharaldsen?

1967: A possible address for Thomas Pynchon: 5507 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

1967 Directory of Living Alumni, Cornell University

1967 Directory of Living Alumni, Cornell University page 530

AB: Bachelor of Arts
BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts
C: Civil Engineering Course
EP: Engineering Physics Course

Posted March 29, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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1953-1954: Cascadilla Hall   Leave a comment

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1953-1954: Cascadilla Hall

In an email correspondence with Jules Siegel, Jules told me Tom lived at: “Cascadilla Hall, Sept. 1953-June 1954. Top floor, second room on the left as you enter from the stairway.” However, the 1953-1954 Cornell Student Directory shows Pynchon Thomas R at the Kline Road Dormitories. Tom very likely visited Jules at Cascadilla Hall and may have stayed in Jules’ room. It’s also possible Tom did not like Kline Road dormitory’s remote location, noisy environment and dilapidated housing, so Cascadilla Hall was a much nicer place to stay.

1953-1954 Cornell Student Directory

Jules Siegal Cascadila Hall 1953-1954 Cornell Directory of Students

Cornell Directory of Students 1953-1954

Cascadilla Hall Before 4th floor renovation

Cascadilla Hall Before 4th floor renovation

 

Posted March 29, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Late 1970s: Patrick’s Point, Trinidad, California   Leave a comment

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Late 1970s: Patrick’s Point, Trinidad, California

In addition to the blog comments below, four people independently told me Tom lived in Trinidad, CA. Tom’s cabin on Maria Von Trapp’s property was walking distance to Patrick’s Point.

Palmer's Point

Trinidad-Pynchon-blog

BRADY WALKER COMMENT

Vineland Patrick's Point Yurok copy

Vineland: Yurok woge around Patrick’s Point in Humboldt

 

Posted March 28, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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early 1980s: Pacific Grove / Monterey area   Leave a comment

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early 1980s: Pacific Grove / Monterey area

No Name of Redondo Beach, CA saw Tom in the early 1980s in the Pacific Grove / Monterey area

Tom in Pacific Grove-Monterey

Posted March 28, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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1970s: Laguna Beach   Leave a comment

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1970s: Laguna Beach

Roger Berry meets Thomas Pynchon in a Laguna Beach bar.

Pynchon - Laguna Beach

Posted March 28, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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1973: Middletown, NY   Leave a comment

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1973: Middletown, NY

In 1973 Tom visited Dr. [Fritz F.] Blumenthal in Middletown, NY. He had a bad cold.

“X-Ray Consultation. Patient: Thomas Pynchon. Address: Middletown. NY, Chest X-ray. Findings: Free of disease. Impression: Normal chest.”

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Dr. Fritz F. Blumenthal was born 1913 in Mainz, Germany. He studied at German universities in Frankfurt, Freiburg and Würzburg, graduating in 1937 in Berne, Switzerland. He immigrated to the United States in 1938. Next to his medical career in Middletown, NY, Fritz Blumenthal worked as a painter and print artist, exhibiting in various museums in the United States. He also was a poet, creating poems in German as well as in English. Fritz Blumenthal’s mother Recha née Feibelmann was the daughter of a prominent Jewish family with roots in Germany and in the United States. Some of his paintings are displayed in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In the 1970s Dr. Blumenthal’s home was located at 30 Wickham Avenue, Middletown, N. Y. 10960; he lived next at 422 Silver Lake – Scotchtown Road, Middletown, NY 10940

Intersection of two %22main%22 streets in Middletown - North Street and East Main Street. So you can say this is the center of town

Intersection of two “main” streets in Middletown – North Street and East Main Street. So you can say this is the center of town.

Flanders #1, 3 Views, 1976 Fritz Blumenthal Born Mainz, Germany 1913 Died Middletown, New York 2002

Flanders #1, 3 Views 1976. Fritz Blumenthal Born: Mainz, Germany 1913 Died: Middletown, New York 2002. monotype on paper image: 18 1/4 x 14 in. (46.4 x 35.6 cm.); sheet… Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of the artist

 

Posted March 27, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon

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Thomas Pynchon Sighting   Leave a comment

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Thomas Pynchon Sighting

Tom was here! Recently, 10 years or so ago, Tom was seen in front of this liquor store!
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230 W 79th Street

230 W 79th St NY

(1993 – 2008) Tom’s place: unit 64N

Posted March 23, 2015 by Nadar in Thomas Pynchon