|Richard Zampella is The Managing Partner at Transmultimedia, Inc.|
Monday, March 24, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
|© 2014 Richard Zampella: Rockefeller Center|
In 2009 art conservators worked around the clock in the lobby of 30 Rockefeller Plaza to remove years of urban soot and varnish that needed to be removed one inch at a time from the murals originally painted by the Spanish painter José María Sert.
In the design phase of Rockefeller Center, Edward Trumbull, a painter, designer and muralist, created the color schemes of all the artwork and the finishes for the lobbies of every building in the complex. But over the years the surfaces grew darker and as the murals’ topcoat of varnish deepened, the maintenance staff painted the undecorated parts of the walls a darker color to match. A visit to the lobby of 30 Rock today yields a brilliant restoration of the murals as they appeared when unveiled to the public in 1929.
Read more at: Preserving the Past
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
|Richard Zampella at Mon Ami Bagi in Las Vegas|
The other night in Las Vegas, I wandered into Mon Ami Bagi located at the Paris Hotel and Casino. With it's envious location overlooking the strip and authentic French cuisine, it is a gem in the highly competitive Las Vegas dining landscape. A bit of Paris smack dab in the middle of the Vegas Strip, with patio seating facing the Italianate fountains of the Bellagio. The diver sea scallops were excellent and the service was great…very polite and accommodating.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Located in the downtown district of Tucson, Arizona stand the historic Hotel Congress. The hotel was originally built in 1919 as the sister building of the Rialto Theater which is directly across the street. The hotel is widely recognized for the capture of bank Robber John Dillinger in 1934. After a number of robberies, Dillinger and his gang used a room on the third floor as a hide out to evade the the FBI. When a fire broke out in the basement, two members of the gang identified themselves in order to retrieve their luggage from local fireman. Local authorities arrested the group and they were transferred to a fail in Indiana where Dillinger eventually escaped.
The current day hotel houses the Club Congress and has become a site for touring bands in Souther Arizona and the Tap Room at the hotel is a favored period bar. The lobby still maintain it's original decor complete with the original phone booths and registration desk. Hotel Congress has received write-ups in Playboy, SPIN, and Blender—among others. In the June 2007 issue of Esquire magazine, Club Congress was named one of the best bars in America.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen was an Official Selection of the Sedona International Film Festival in February of 2014. The film was introduced by actress Mariel Hemingway and played at the Sedona Arts Center on Thursday, Feb 27th at 8pm. The feature length documentary is narrated by Sam Waterston with Len Cariou as the voice of Ernest Hemingway. The is film directed and written by John Mulholland and produced by Richard Zampella.