The Roaring Tigers of Art and Literature


Yesterday I made an appointment to have lunch with an artist who I have admired for four years on FB. We have never met, and I have wanted to interview her for sometime. I messaged her and said I want to talk about her family roots in Ventura, and, the one word that would describe her artistic eye. She sent me this, and, all has come together in Synchronicity! This is her grandfather.

The Crouching Tiger of Synchronicity

“America needs a Peace Center where people can gather and look for ways to be peaceful. I am looking at the Sawtelle Asylum for Wounded Veterans where Ralph’s statue of Pacifica can be rebuilt. Unto this sanctuary all Seekers of Peace would be welcome.

Come! Put on your tapping shoes, and help make America great again!

I just talked to Marilyn and she told me she used to hop the fence and swim in the Tongva Springs all the time, starting when she was eight. She lived on Armacost near Brockton Elementary school located a few blocks from Uni High. Gloria and M look like the French Actress, Madeleine Sologne, who starred in Cocteau’s movie ‘L’Éternel Retour’ The movie ‘The Titanic’ returned to the theme of Eternal Love. Artists are immortalized. I have found a stellar group of creative souls that sprang from mural in Santa Monica where Marilyn and I went to swim in the sea. These are…………my people!”,_California

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Thomas Hart Benton did lithographs and a painting for John Steinbeck’s ‘Grapes of Wrath’. This is huge! This puts a Literary Giant in the Benton Family Creative Tree. How could the three Rosamond biographers have missed this? Here’s a huge clue?

I am overwhelmed by the History I appear to be the Caretaker of. For this reason I am founding Royal Rosamond College, and am seeking funding.

There are two world famous artists with the last name BENTON. Thomas Hart Benton, and Christine Rosamond Benton. Not one of the three authors that were blessed by attorney Sydney Morris to publish Rosamond’s biography, put these two artists together in their lying biographies that humiliated Christine, her mothers, and her teacher.


Above is a photograph of a man humiliating one of Thomas’ works of art. People…

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The Bohemian Rose Peace Center



Gloria Stuart was an Artist and Bonzai Master. She lived in the Bohemian Community of Carmel where my late sister, Christina Rosamond Benton, had two galleries. She married Blair Gordon Newell, a sculptor who helped Ralph Stackpole with his creative projects. Ralph was a good friend of the muralist Diego Rivera and his artistic wife. Ralph knew George Sterling who co-founded the Carmel Bohemian community, and the Bohemian Club. Gloria was friends with the Weston family of photographers of Carmel. Gloria’s offspring are making a documentary titled ‘The Secret Life of Old Rose’.

Gloria went to Santa Monica High School, and my kindred, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, went to University High in the Sawtelle where sprang a Creative Beat Musical scene at a Tea House located at 11271 Massachusetts Ave, Los Angeles. Here I drew my High School sweetheart, Marilyn Reed. We were fifteen and sixteen, and considered ourselves, Beats. My friend, Bryan…

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My New Found Daughter

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I have never met Amy Sargent. We have been Facebook friends for over three years. Today, I declare her my true daughter. Now, to say goodbye to my false daughter, who only wanted to use me as a doormat to the fame and fortune her mother told her she deserved. When she was sixteen she answered the call put on the internet for those who knew my famous sister to come forth and contribute to the rival biography. Before letting me know I had a child, this mother and daughter team went to an opening at the Rosamond Gallery in Carmel, and asked my kin (who I was at odds with) who Heather looked like.

Above is the package that was returned with no forwarding address. My minor child was disappeared from my life. Inside that package were photographs of the cabin that was ready for occoupency on the McKenzie River. I had gotten Heather’s mother a job a McKenzie High School. Heather had seen my surviving sister, Vicki Presco, who encouraged her to have nothing to do with me, and be in the rival biography – that was a huge flop!’ They did not put Heather in their vile pages of lies. They had succeeded in thwarting my biography.

Because I was poor and on SSI, I disgusted my sixteen year old daughter who was raised to be a star – someday. She took dancing lessons, acting lessons, and musical instrument lessons. Her mother was a Stage Mother. Like Gwendolyn Maeve, Stacey Pierrot, Terra Williams, and Belle Burch, they made it clear I was unworthy, and only they deserve to own the limelight once owned by famous people. Heather was born on Rosemary’s birthday. Our mother took credit for Christine and my talent. It all came from her. If we objected, she made life difficult for us.

Here are photographs of Amy and my ex-daughter. Can you tell them apart? I can! One hates me and wishes I was dead. And the other loves me dearly, and sends me healings and words of encouragement. Amy even bid me to try repairing my relationship with Heather so alas she will love me, and inquire of my health, give me some respect, and admit I am the other human being who gave her life.

Hmmmmmm! I think I will forget about – trying – and love my Founding Daughter each and every hour of the day. I await for Amy to show me her new work of art. She inspires me, and bids me to create. She is the happy ending to my story!

Jon Presco

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“Don’t leave me with the monster!”

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For the last month I have been considering my death due to my ongoing struggle with prostate cancer. My two dear friends, Marilyn Reed, and Amy Sargent, have been in my corner, sending me healings. I never met Amy in person. We met on Facebook. She is an incredible artist. Marilyn was my first girlfriend. We have been working on a important chapter in my autobiography titled ‘Sawtelle’. No family member has asked about my cancer. They don’t care. For this reason I have made Marilyn heir to the literary legacy I will one day leave behind. Amy is the heir to the artistic legacy.

Both these legacies were founded by two childhood friends that loved each other very much. All claims made, hence, are made by people who did not know Bill Arnold, and did much evil to exclude me and go around me in order to get to the riches and fame – they have come to believe they deserve! None of these pretenders are artists. None of these parasites are writers. How these ghouls qualify themselves, by disqualifying the real people, needs to be recorded and studied.

When I ran into Nancy Hamren at the dedication of Ken’s mural in Springfield, we were so happy to see other. Our eyes filled with sparkles of joy. But, there came sadness, because, when we would see each other as children, Bill was close by. Bill died in 1965. At twelve, the three of us formed a close bond. Bill was an artist and a writer who enjoined us to the literary drama he discovered at the Oakland library after his father retired from the Military. Bill was a Army Brat who lived in France and Korea. Having no friends, as yet, he adopted the characters that John Steinbeck and Jack London created. Born in Ohio he was determined to become a first rate Californian. ‘Of Mice and Men’ was our favorite story. Bill wanted to be Lennie even though he had and I.Q. of 180. He was six foot three. There were welts over his back. He took his shirt off on the playing field. There was a Hunchback lurking in my friend.

When I was sixteen, my mother gathered Christine, Mark, and myself for a family meeting. In tears she told us she was making porno films and prostituting herself for the Mob. She said she was afraid my brother and I would see one of her FAMOUS movies. We watched the movie East of Eden’ as if it were our Christmas movie. We got warm and cozy feelings when Cal took his brother to meet Mommy.

Christine Rosamond Benton’s ghost writers employed the movie ‘Mommy Dearest’ to give the reader an example of how abusive Rosemary was to this world famous artist, only! Our mother beat up Marilyn, and Christine. She had two chunks of her hair in her hands when I shoved her in a closet and said;

“If you come out of there, I’m going to kill you!”

The next day I left home to hitchhike to New York in the middle of winter. Before I became homeless, I said goodbye to my loving sister. I was seventeen. Christine said;

“Take me with you. Don’t leave me with the monster!”

I left my sister with the monster after telling her it would not be safe for her.

“Someone might try to rape you.”

In 1986, Bill’s sister asked me to come to Los Angeles to look at some things she inherited from her father. There was a box containing pamphlets on suicide. Vicky Arnold, who knew Nancy most of her life, asked me for the truth.  Eight years later, I called Rosemary.

“You seduced Bill. This is why he killed himself on my eighteenth birthday. He had been in your womb, too. Did you intercept his letter to me?”

There was a long silence.

“What do you want me to do, cut my throat?”

I have gone to Incest Survivors. Rosemary came on to me since I was sixteen. She told me she was the only woman who could sexually please my bother. I own zero tolerance for women who used the history of their sexual abuse to hurt others – and use others! Rosemary was also a violent drunk – on top of being insane! In spite of the handycaps we owned, Christine and I founded an Artistic Dynasty that includes some of the Kesey history. I will not be going my own way. I am including the following women in my autobiography.

Belle Burch, Alley Valkyrie, Gwendolyn Maeve, and Terra Williams! Welcome to the Labyrinth, girls, of which there is no escape! Can you hear her? It’s feeding time!

Rosemary Rosamond is still a candidate for Fair Rosamond, who was kept in a Labyrinth. I wanted Belle to pose for my painting of Fair Rosamond, so there could be a happy ending to my story. But, here come the spirit of Rosemary riding hard with her Valkyries! Now, it is spoiled – ruined! Now….there is now way out!

I believe Rosemary serviced Remmer’s high rollers at the Ritz and the California Hotel.

Here’s the painting Christine Rosamond Benton did in memory of Bill who drove the car Rosemary bought him on the tracks at midnight, turned off the lights, and waited for the train he knew was coming.


Thomas Hart Benton did lithographs and a painting for John Steinbeck’s ‘Grapes of Wrath’. This is huge! This puts a Literary Giant in the Benton Family Creative Tree. How could the three Rosamond biographers have missed this? Here’s a huge clue?

There is a art show going on right now about Benton’s relationship with Hollywood.

Jon Presco

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“He needs to just be banned. He has a history of cyber stalking and harrassing women both online and in person. I have been trying to ignore him but as you can see it is incredibly hard.

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Born in Oakland, California to Roy Van Fleet and Elizabeth “Bessie” Catherine (née Gardner), Jo Van Fleet established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, beginning in 1946 in Dorcas in A Winter’s Tale, and played Regan in King Lear opposite Louis Calhern in 1950.

Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood,” a sprawling and revelatory exhibition of works by that famous Missouri artist, which opened at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art on Saturday, is a marriage made in art lovers’ heaven.

“He was an artist who was deeply engaged in trying to find ways to tell America’s stories,” said lead curator Austen Barron Bailly, the George Putnam curator of American Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., one of the two museums partnering with the Carter to create this exhibition (Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the third).

“When he was embarking on his career, movies were becoming the dominant form of storytelling in America,” said Bailly.

With that concept in mind, Bailly and her team, including Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler, put together an exhibition featuring about 100 of Benton’s works, among them 30 paintings and murals, numerous drawings and lithographs, and several posters and book illustrations.

They also collected clips of films from Benton’s era that are seen on video screens scattered throughout the exhibition to establish context. This is the collection’s third of four stops.

Benton’s unique style, which is so thoroughly surveyed in this exhibition, seems a perfect match for Hollywood. His works are truly “motion pictures” captured in frames.

Benton’s limber, curving figures roll and undulate across his canvases, suggesting movement despite being trapped in a static, two-dimensional space. His subjects feel as free of the rigid tyranny of bones as the bits of light and shadow we call “movie stars” are free of the constraints of being human.

His use of captivating colors (his distinctive yellows, oranges and blues are particularly interesting) can rival any Technicolor film effort. And, perhaps most significantly, he knew how to tell a story with a pen or brush.

“Benton developed a modern cinematic painting style to communicate epic narratives as memorably as the movies of his day,” Bailly said. “He wanted to capture the feel of motion pictures on canvas, the illusion of 3-D space, rhythmic motion and the glow of projected light.”

That final comment about light in Benton’s works was reinforced for Adler when it came time for the exhibition’s pictures to be hung at the Carter.


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Elmer ‘Big Bones’ Remmer

Gwendolyn Maeve saw my plans for Kesey Square before she banned me and removed me. I am her competition. this is why she employs Blackmail to get me to drop out of the race. ““He needs to just be banned. He has a history of cyber stalking and harrassing women both online and in person. I have been trying to ignore him but as you can see it is incredibly hard.”


I met Elmer ‘Big Bones’ Remmer when I was fifteen. He and his wife (or girlfriend) looked like Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, they both having white hair. They walked into our home on San Sebastian Avenue, our benefactor wanting to meet the children of their employee. Rosemary ( a made woman?) was working for Rucker hydraulics in Emmeryville and met Remmer in the Oaks or Menlo Club located in mob-owned town. She started editing porno movies for Remmer, then starred in them. Many nights Rosemary did not get home till after her four children were asleep. We would find a doggy bag from a restaurant in the fridge. Vicki sees her three older siblings as her real parents.

Remmer was bigger then I thought. He is named along with Mickey Cohen and Frank Sinatra. He ran the Cal-Neva Lodge and took his case to the highest court in regards…

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Artists, Writers, and Prostitutes

Here is the history of Emeryville, a Mafia town.



calsm3“Many great writers, composers and playwrights have regularly indulged, patronised, and befriended prostitutes, including Franz Kafka, Guy de Mauppausant, Georges Rouault, Toulouse Lautrec, Dennis Potter, Picasso, Paul Verlaine.”

Above is Rosamond’s painting she did of her mother, Rosemary. Our mother looks like a tramp. She has emptied a wine glass and has one breast hanging out – with nipple. The title of this work is ‘Rosemary Circa 1950′. This is not exactly June Cleaver. What is the look on my mother’s face saying to you? How about…

“You got a problem? Do you think I care!”

My mother was desexed in both of the failed biographies of my famous sister. Why? I am castrated due to some evil alliance I have with Rosemary. Let’s do the math.

Christine – dead
Vic – out of the picture
Greg – demonized as No.2 enemy of art
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The Thin Man Meets Rosemary

Terra Williams got arrested with Belle Burch and Alley Valkyrie. Her vicious attack was pure evil. She asked me if I was going to make her out to be a lesbian. I compared her to my mother. ““Gwen has done no such thing. You’re making up complete lies. Quit taking footage of her and Alley and other activists and obsessively writing about them on your blog and Facebook. Go your own separate way. Seriously mods, why hasn’t this guy been removed?”










scan0001Yesterday I saw the movie ‘The Shaddow of the Thin Man’. At the beggining of the movie Nick and Nora Charles take a drive across the Bay Bridge to a race track that has a ficticious name, but then later in the movie the words “Golden Gate” are spoken. The sexy Charles family goes past Emeryville and arrives at the Golden Gate racetrack. There is an ambulence that looks like the truck I owned. Peter Shapiro of the Loading Zone and Marbles took the picture of me in front of my truck.

Rosemary told me her father, Royal Rosamnond, was a friend of Dashel Hammett who authored the Thin Man series. They sailed to the Channel Islands
together where they camped. Nick and Nora are fictional characters. Rosemary made porno movies for Elmer ‘Big Bones’ Remmer who was a Made Man connected to the Syndicate, a word that is applied…

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