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An Interesting Find

My husband suggested that we watch a movie, "For Love or Money," on Netflix. One of the actors' names stood out for me -- Bob Balaban.


You may recall that A. J. Balaban was co-owner of a chain of theaters, Balaban & Katz, headquartered in Chicago. He was also the subject of a book that Florian DeNarde sent to Jack in 1965, "Continuous Performance: Biography of A. J. Balaban" by his widow, Carrie Balaban.


Wiki wiki, I hurried over to Google and looked up Bob Balaban. It turns out he is A. J. Balaban's nephew and grew up in Chicago. He has been very active in film and on television for 55 years, now. In "For Love or Money," he portrayed a crooked IRS agent.


The book, published in 1964, is still available on Amazon and from online booksellers.

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Jack Robinson
Jack Robinson
Feb 05, 2021

Thank you for your assistance. The Ebay image you provided was nice to see. They all look so young. I wonder if they knew then how famous they would become during their acting careers. I will contact the art studio that is stamped on the back of my framed image of "Sand Island." Thank you again,


Jack

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
Feb 05, 2021

Jack, I'm afraid my contact didn't have any suggestions to offer. Sorry. Study the listings on Ebay to see what prices are looking like. Contact Martin & MacArthur, as I mentioned yesterday. That's all I can offer. Sorry.

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Jack Robinson
Jack Robinson
Feb 04, 2021

Thank you for such a fast reply. I look forward to learn more about this print. Your added comments just adds more mystery. Best wishes,


Jack

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
Feb 04, 2021

Good Morning, Jack!


I don't know the answer to your question, but I have forwarded it to someone who may. If he has the answer, I will let you know.


I purchased my print of "Sand Island" from the estate auction on Ebay more than ten years ago. Because there are so few prints of "Sand Island," and because of the mystery surrounding its title, it tends to be worth more than most of Jack's lithographs. You see, there never were such buildings on Sand Island, Oahu. Most people think it depicts Block Island, Rhode Island, which is a short ferry ride from Fort Trumbull in New London, Connecticut, where Jack attended Officer Candidate School in 1944-45. Others think it…


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Jack Robinson
Jack Robinson
Feb 04, 2021

Hello.... after many years of searching, on and off, I finally came across this site. First, if I am posting this inquiry in the wrong place, please guide me to the proper site. Even after many years, my mom and I still watch Jack Lord in his various roles. Last nite, we watched him portray a crooked lawyer on the old TV show, "Ironsides." My mom loves Steve McGarrett in any of his roles. The key reason as to why I am writing is in regards to a print, I purchased at a yard sale at least thirty years ago, if not longer. A similar print is posted within this primary page of this site, "Sand Island." ... Ed. 100 and signed…


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