The Hebrew Fly Fishing Club

Oil Wells along the Coast Ventura, CA

Here are two more towers with Jessie Benton standing in front of them. She is in my family tree. ‘Violet of Bohemia’ wrote itself. I just put it together like a jigsaw puzzle after following the clue of the Rouge Thread.We are at the epicenter of the Labyrinth. History may be dead if we do not escape. Who is in THE TOWER?

Jon Presco

Because,” Mrs. Benton Lyman says, “they made a fortune doing the same thing with Charles Manson, and they equated us with the Manson Family and wanted to sell that many newspapers again, and most of it was libel and we should have sued them but we passed on the whole thing.”
In 1973, three family members robbed a bank. One was shot and killed by police. Convicted was Mark Frechette, star of the 1970 film “Zabriskie Point.” He pleaded guilty, was sentenced to jail and in 1975 was found dead in prison. A third served a prison term and was released.

Mel Lyam married Jessie Benton, the daughter of the artist, Thomas Hart Benton, the cousin of Garth Benton, the father of Drew Benton, the daughter of my late sister, Christine Rosamond Benton.

The Gooch genealogy ends thus;

Children of THOMAS BENTON and RITA PIACENZA are:

i. THOMAS PIACENZA7 BENTON, b. Private.

ii. JESSE P. BENTON, b. Private.

I met Jessie once at the Fort Hill commune. I lived down the street two blocks in a commune I and four friends founded in 1970. We exchanged food and ideas.

With the rekindling of the Culture Wars by the Pope over sonic imaging and birth control, I must assume the War on Hippie Bohemians has been rasied from the Dead – Heads. When you add together my history with alternative societies and thinking, you can conclude I am the Big Boss Bohemian Man – the Last Hippie Man Standing!

Come and get me – Ratzinger! You dirty rat!

Jon the Nazarite

https://rosamondpress.com/2012/03/19/snow-down-on-fort-hill/

https://rosamondpress.com/2012/03/19/snow-white-and-the-tower-of-eight-beauties/

https://rosamondpress.com/2014/01/15/jessie-bentons-tree-of-stars/

Early film industry publicity reports claimed Antonioni would gather 10,000 extras in the desert for the filming of the lovemaking scene but this never happened. The scene was filmed with dust-covered and highly choreographed actors from The Open Theatre. The United States Department of Justice investigated whether this violated the Mann Act – which forbade the taking of women across state lines for sexual purposes – however, no sex was filmed and no state lines were crossed, given that Death Valley is in California.[9][11] State officials in Sacremento were also ready to charge Antonioni with “immoral conduct, prostitution or debauchery” if he staged an actual orgy.[6] FBI officials investigated the film because of Antonioni’s political views, and officials in Oakland accused the director of staging a real riot for a scene early in the film.[6]

During filming, Antonioni was quoted as criticizing the US film industry for financially wasteful production practices, which he found “almost immoral” and compared to the more thrifty approach of Italian studios.[11]

Mark Frechette was living at Mel Lyman‘s intentional community at Fort Hill, Boston, Massachusetts at the time he made this film. He and Lyman hoped that the soundtrack would include some of the Americana type music Lyman had recorded with Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band. Frechette left copies of Lyman’s newspaper Avatar around the studio and took time to play tapes of the band for the director and explain Lyman’s work. When Antonioni seemed oblivious to the perceived importance of Lyman’s music, Frechette quit the film, but returned six days later.[16]

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2011/03/the-mel-lyman-personality-cult-revisited.html

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-lyman-familys-holy-siege-of-america-19711223

http://www.trussel.com/f_mel.htm

https://rosamondpress.com/2012/03/17/mel-lymans-culture-war/

Her father approved of the family, Mrs. Benton Lyman says — indeed, some family members served as models for figures in the mural “The Sources of Country Music,” on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn. Family members also helped Mr. Benton build a stone wall on the Chilmark property.
“My father thought it was great, but my father, you know, was an extraordinary person,” she says. “He liked new ideas. He thought it was a wonderful idea because he said the worst thing about being young and creative was the loneliness you have to endure.
“He thought we had figured out a way to avoid the loneliness, and he approved of it.”
As for her mother, Mrs. Benton Lyman says: “She was a very conservative Italian woman and thought we were . . . far out. She thought it was a strange way to live your life, that it wasn’t a normal thing to do. She thought it was a scary way to live. ‘How can you be sure your children will have enough to eat in 10 years?’ But she adored the children so much she was willing to accept anything. ”
Thomas Hart Benton died in January 1975; his wife about three months later. A plaque to her mother from Jessie stands to the south of the Benton Home on Belleview Avenue.
“We lost some good friends,” Mrs. Benton Lyman says, referring to her parents. “They were nice to us when most people weren’t.”
Nearly, 20 years ago, family members and others selling the Avatar in Boston were arrested on felony obscenity charges. They would later be set free and the incident helped define the First Amendment freedom in Massachusetts.
“Like many other people selling underground papers, they would get selectively arrested on various vendor laws,” Mr. Peck of Northwestern says. “As a result of that, Mel Lyman put out an issue with a colorful centerfold that had various four-letter words spelled out in an artful, Gothic way.
“By exercising both freedom of expression and occasional bad taste, the underground press was more than willing to take on the censors,” Mr. Peck says. “Almost every town had this particular battle. They were the ones in Boston.”
A few years later, in 1971, Rolling Stone devoted two issues to a darker side of Lyman Family life.
“Although they didn’t commit crimes like (Charles) Manson, they definitely took advantage of people’s vulnerability within the family,” says David Felton, author of the two stories.
“Our only concern was that they were messing with people who were not in the family. Once the story came out, they did retreat and stopped messing with people on the outside world. ”
Members of the Lyman Family will not contest that they withdrew. They say their children attending school in Kansas were harassed after the articles.
They also say the articles were without foundation.
If they were without foundation, why were they printed?
“Because,” Mrs. Benton Lyman says, “they made a fortune doing the same thing with Charles Manson, and they equated us with the Manson Family and wanted to sell that many newspapers again, and most of it was libel and we should have sued them but we passed on the whole thing.”
In 1973, three family members robbed a bank. One was shot and killed by police. Convicted was Mark Frechette, star of the 1970 film “Zabriskie Point.” He pleaded guilty, was sentenced to jail and in 1975 was found dead in prison. A third served a prison term and was released.

Candeur Teams With Steven Fayne

.cms-textAlign-left{text-align:left;}.cms-textAlign-center{text-align:center;}.cms-textAlign-right{text-align:right;}Candeur Group and affordable housing industry veteran Steven Fayne have formed a joint venture called Candeur Fayne.

S. Fayne

The new partnership will focus on affordable housing lending and investing activities, including a Community Development Financial Institutions lending facility, low-income housing tax credit investing partnerships, and other investment banking products.

Fayne is the former managing director of Citi Community Capital. He began his career in affordable housing in 1992 when he formed Eichler Fayne, one of the first Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing mortgage firms in the industry. Over the next 22 years, he held managing director positions at ARCS Commercial Mortgage, GMAC Commercial Mortgage, and Citigroup Global Markets and led each firm to the top of the low-income housing mortgage business.

“Steven Fayne is an extremely successful, experienced, and connected force in the affordable housing industry and provides a complimentary set of skills and relationships. We are fortunate to benefit from his vast experience and are already seeing the results of our partnership,” said Greg Judge, Candeur partner.

Candeur is an investment banking firm for the affordable housing industry providing consulting, advisory, and investment services to affordable housing developers, syndicators, and investors.

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1 Response to The Hebrew Fly Fishing Club

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    Here is another branch of the Benton family.

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