Saturday, January 28, 2012

¡JK Olé! :)


After what seemed like forever, ël sol (the sun) finally took center stage in the January sky here today. In honor of this enlightening event, here’s a photograph of Jack Kelly costumed in a traje de luces (suit of lights) for his role as Sidney Franklin in “My First Bullfight” which aired on the ABC series TV Reader’s Digest on June 20, 1955.

Franklin was an adventurous American writer and artist who counted Ernest Hemingway and James Dean among his amigos. So, how did this boy from Brooklyn end up as a bullfighter? The episode description for “My First Bullfight" in says, “An American artist is drawing bullfighting posters in Mexico City. After a little too much tequila, he feels he has what it takes to battle a bull.”

JK certainly cut a dashing figure as the atypical torero, and he really rocks that suit. In fact, I think this is my new favorite photo of JK! :)