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Meet the Joneses: Cheryl, Gregory, Mr., Mrs., Carol
The perfect house. Grass that never needs cut. And five flawed people made of plastic.
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Gregory decided the new year would be his chance to re-invent himself.
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No one knew which of the twins lit the first cigarette.
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From New York, with Love: Rooftop of the Flatiron Building, Looking Uptown toward the Empire State Building
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Mrs. Jones . . . in the Attic . . . with the Letter
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"Goodnight little house," from Margaret Wise Brown's "Goodnight Moon", illustrated by Clement Hurd, published Sept. 3, 1947
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Joshua Tree National Park
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For once, Cheryl actually did lose her homework.
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Flatiron Building, Rooftop
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Blue Eyes, 1950s Postcard
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"if you have a choice of two things and can't decide, take both." -- Gregory Corso, who was much more handsome than this picture
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The Rice Fields of Sapa, Vietnam
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Cottage Kitsch, Pt. Betsie, Michigan
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"Magnificent Obsession", a wedding present inscribed to John and Betty Glenn, 1946, who divorced 33 years later.
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Indiana . . . well, you know . . . (and Phoebe)
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Cleopatra's Needle, created c.1425 BC in Heliopolis, Egypt, now situated on Graywacke Knoll, Central Park, New York City.
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Carol (the Original), c.1963
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"In 1950 a shark made the mistake of swimming up the Gowanus Canal, only to be shot by the NYPD."
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The day Carol started wearing contacts
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Mrs. Jones, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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"On Saturday evenings, our grandfather (who surely cam to us from another planet) retreated to the garage to practice his Sunday sermons in what would one day be a shining Cadillac."
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Mr. Jones, Ferris Wheel, Seattle Summer
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Jones Beach, Looking East from Central Mall, Postcard from Kodachrome
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Jones Street and Rogue with Parasol
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Cheryl was the only one who knew the family had a cat.
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Handbook for Boys (from the shelves of J.H. and D.B. Glenn)
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Ninety Degree Norway Spruce
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Henry B. Jones, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn
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Gregory always stood outside himself, policing every move to project the perfect boy, while the real Gregory waited, like a bored animal, awaiting his release from the cage.
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Couleurs de la Maison Jones
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Race Point, Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA
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Carmen Jones (and Phoebe photobomb), graphic design by Classic Stage Company, NYC.
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Midcentury Office Furniture Showroom, Kodachrome
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Mrs. Jones and grocery boy walked to her station wagon in silence.
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For a summer, Gregory and the Beige Boy were inseparable.
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Every Christmas morning felt stranger than the year before.
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Gregory only read Sports Illustrated for the articles.
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Jones Street (with Glasses), West Village, NYC
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Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", directed by Roger Blin, premiered 5 January 1953 at the Theatre de Babylone, Paris.
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Carol and Cheryl could agree on just one thing: a yellow dress never went out of style.
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Carol, or The Price of Salt
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Jones Street (in Spring), West Village, NYC
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Background image by Peter Hujar
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The Stray (in Memory of Phoebe)
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Revolutionary Road, in Memory of Richard Yates (1926 - 1992)
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Jones Street, West Village, NYC
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As the machine hummed, and she maneuvered her delicate hands, Mrs. Jones wondered what she had done with her life.
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Mr. Jones, Halong Bay, Vietnam
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A Visit from the Beige Family
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None of the second floor windows were so high that you were guaranteed to break a leg.
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My father . . . as a very naughty little boy.
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Cheryl was an avid diarist.
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There was nothing more deadly than afternoon tea.
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The End (but not really).