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  1. Nov 2023
    1. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/15/style/richard-macksey-library.html

      Photo of Richard Macksey's Library by Will Kirk

      Re-read: 2023-11-10

      Dwyer, Kate. “A Library the Internet Can’t Get Enough Of: Why Does This Image Keep Resurfacing on Social Media?” The New York Times, January 15, 2022, sec. Style. Https://web.archive.org/web/20230202131348/https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/15/style/richard-macksey-library.html. Internet Archive. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/15/style/richard-macksey-library.html.

    2. original recordings of the theorists at that 1966 structuralism conference.“For years, everyone had said ‘there’s got to be recordings of those lectures.’ Well, we finally found the recordings of those lectures. They were hidden in a cabinet behind a bookshelf behind a couch,” said Liz Mengel, associate director of collections and academic services for the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins.

      Have these been transferred? Can we get them?

    3. After Dr. Macksey’s death, a S.W.A.T. team-like group of librarians and conservators spent three weeks combing through his book-filled, 7,400-square-foot house to select 35,000 volumes to add to the university’s libraries.
    4. Dr. Macksey’s book collection clocked in at 51,000 titles, according to his son, Alan, excluding magazines and other ephemera.
  2. May 2022
    1. During his lifetime, Umberto Eco amassed more than 30,000 books for his personal library.

      Umberto Eco amassed approximately 30,000 books over his lifetime.

      Makes me wonder how many Richard Macksey accumulated?

  3. May 2021
    1. They forgot to mention that it has enough space for 70,000 books! It's so depressing to see this house so empty.

  4. Oct 2020
  5. Aug 2019
  6. Jul 2019
    1. Dr. Macksey is known for keeping unconventional hours; he would get about three hours of sleep, and grocery shop in the middle of the night. Until recently, he would volunteer at The Book Thing at 3 am.

      I remember wrapping up movie screenings in Shriver Hall after midnight and making the receipts deposit at the bank drop in Gilman Hall. Quite often I would run into Macksey wrapping up in his office or on his way home. We'd often sit and chat in his office for an hour or two, talk on the way back to his house, or sometimes go back to Shriver and screen films we either happened to have on hand or from his personal collection.

    2. Macksey is also responsible for one of his first short films. “When I was at Hopkins, there was no film program. We talked to Dick [about making a short film] and he said ‘let’s do it,’ and we ended up doing a movie in which he has a small part.”

      The short black and white film of just a few minutes was called Fratricide and is based on the Franz Kafka story A Fratricide.

      <small>Caleb Deschanel on the set of Fratricide. This may likely have been his first DP job circa ’66 while a student at Johns Hopkins. Photo courtesy of classmate Henry James Korn.</small>

    3. “There was always this rumor that when he was up for his PhD and doing his orals, they couldn’t stump him on anything,” the Oscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, a former student, said. “Finally, exasperated, one of his interviewers decided to ask him about 16th-century French cooking or something and he goes, ‘well that’s great that you should ask that question, because it happens to be one of my hobbies.’”