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updated sat 21 aug 04


Jon Pacini on fri 20 aug 04

Greetings All --- I hadn't posted this reply to the list originally, not
realizing Ivor had-so here it is-thanks again Ivor and have a good
weekend ---Do you get an early start on it than the rest of us???

Jon Pacini
Clay Manager
Laguna Clay Co

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Pacini []
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 9:23 AM
To: Ivor and Olive Lewis
Subject: RE: big questions---art/ talent/ craft

Hi Ivor----Thanks for the note. With just the shear volume of one liners Bob
used over the years I'd bet he had a legion of writers in his employ. Much
like a master potter who adds the brush strokes of slip on a freshly thrown
pot produced by his employees.

Best regards
Jon Pacini
Clay Manager
Laguna Clay Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ivor and Olive Lewis []
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 8:45 PM
To: Jon Pacini
Cc: clayart@lSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Re: big questions---art/ talent/ craft

Dear Jon Pacini,
You say of Bob Hope,....."Bob knew his jokes; he had hundreds of
thousands of them on file. As a wordsmith he was an unsurpassed
I recall it being said during a documentary on the life of Bob Hope, a
Comedian I admire immensely, that he employed a school of gag writers,
ten or more of them. As a comedian, his creativity (Craft talent if
you wish!) was his ability to manipulate the timing of his delivery.
This was especially true of his classic "One Liners".
Best regards,
Ivor Lewis.
S. Australia.