Happy New Year, everyone. Thanks to all of those who submitted sightings this year, shared stories, asked questions, or just came by to look around.
Photo: Bernstein Estate
Leonard Bernstein referred to his pencil stubs as “Little Soldiers”, and one can only wonder which notes flowed directly from the tips of the pencils pictured above. As you can see there are many Eberhard Faber Blackwing stubs but also those of another favorite of his, the Alpheus Music Writer.
Thanks to George for the tip!
© 1956 Richard Tolbert/AP
Buddy Bregman (1930-2017) was a composer, arranger, and conductor who worked with some of the most notable musicians of the 20th century, including Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Bing Crosby, and Ella Fitzgerald to name only a few. Like many other musicians who worked in the same era, he can be seen using an Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602.
Thanks to reader Boris for the tip!
Just back from a return visit to Pennsylvania, and this video is a very brief preview of what I’ve been working on. The scope of things has expanded considerably, so for now I’m capturing what I can when I can.
It’s appalling to consider what little exists today in terms of visual archives; what wouldn’t we give to see and hear Eberhard Faber II talk about the Mongol, or his nephew, Eberhard Faber III, discuss his inspiration for the Blackwing 602. . .