“LOVE IN NEW YORK” by Lucky Goldberg
LOVE IN NEW YORK
A Simple Parabolic Curve from Heart to Heart
with Derivations for Love, Sex and Fantasies
~ Lucky ~
There are many words for Love in hundreds of Languages spoken and read throughout all of mankind’s existence upon the Earth, and a few extra words that pre-date Adam and Eve in what God calls His foreknowledge. According to holy men who were inspired by God to write the Bible, God IS Love. According to mathematics, that would be God = Love, an algorithm of friendship, mating and societal conventions and variations. According to Broadway, Love is presented as artists, producers and directors entertain a kindred spirit of the notion of Love with many divergent subtleties and innovative concepts, through the songs, dances, lighting, orchestrations, costuming and stories of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “If I Loved You” from Carousel, “Do You Love Me” from Fiddler on the Roof, “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Something Wonderful” from the King and I, “One Hand, One Heart” from West Side Story and one of the all time great songs of Love, “Unchained Melody”, from the Broadway hit “Ghost”. Written in 1955, “Unchained Melody” in Ghost now lives on today as the Broadway hit that re-ignites the fires of Love.
LOVE IN NEW YORK on Broadway
It has been recorded over 500 times in hundreds of different languages. According to some philosophical thinkers, Love = Altruism squared to the root of Understanding divided by Patience multiplied by self, ego and libido times two – loosely paraphrased with poetic license applied :). New York allows the stage to be set for the greatest romances the world has ever seen – with all the pomp and variety, circumstance and notoriety of the great Gatsby to the heroes who keep our Nation proud and free.
The language of Love can be spoken, felt, heard and seen – witness the body language of two lovers or close your eyes when you hear sweet nothings whispered in your ear. You can sense love in a look, a touch, a smile and even in the way food is prepared for you. Cooking with Love is as old a tradition as the Pyramids and Parthenon, and equally welcomed to everyone in a New York love of mind.
LOVE IN NEW YORK Peter Paul Rubens Venus and Adonis
The restaurants of Manhattan and throughout New York State can rival and forge ahead of the culinary delights around the globe, with the finest chefs with penchants for the ultimate cuisine presented to those who choose to “dine” rather than just eat.
According to the sciences, Love is emotional, native to each species and conditional biologically, physically, neurologically, mentally intrinsically and innately. Love is an equation of specific feelings arranged by heart, soul, mind and spirit, including free will, the five or more senses and pheromones, electro-magnetic energy, auras and the whole gamut of a complete human being into a pure thrust worthy of a million space rocket launches fueled for missions to Alpha Centauri, aimed directly at another’s complete being. Just imagine the impact of the words on your ears, eyes, heart and mind when you hear “I LOVE YOU” from someone you want to hear it from – there is NOTHING in the world to compare it to unless you don’t mind a diminished outcome.
LOVE IN NEW YORK Mona Lisa
We can be valiant and noble to funny in our attempts to portray Love throughout the centuries, ascending to heights unknown to come close to the glory of Love, given both the creativity and audacity, intelligence, emotions and metaphysics of many great achievers, such as Shakespeare, Voltaire, Renoir, Debussy, Dali, Picasso, Cyrano de Bergerac, DaVinci, Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood and can be witnessed all throughout New York at the Met, MOMA, the galleries of New York, the series “Seinfeld”, Spielberg’s new “Once Upon a Time”. You will see deep, intimate and soul-searching accounts of intense true love to fun-loving portrayals of the human condition throughout Time as it forms an intricate Mobius exponentially expounding in a multitude of directions expressing the myriad miracle we know as Love.
LOVE IN NEW YORK MET MUSEUM GALA
HOW DO YOU LOVE?
If you choose to love Love, then your life can become a mission, ranging from actively seeking Love to staying aloof from the infantry work of digging trenches to secure your ‘Love’ position in the field. It’s not quite this simple but it is a way of life. The attraction of Love can be positive, neutral or negative. The laws of gravity, physics, astrophysics (heavenly bodies – but I jest) engineering, visual and aural stimuli and more apply to the conditions surrounding how to love
With the love of God, the Greek word agape has clear meaning – it’s a ‘true love’, an unconditional love of God. Much like what then becomes in today’s world, a mother or father’s unconditional love of God or unconditional love of their child – it’s a ‘pure love’.
Another way to love is through the passion of the body, the five senses, the lust factors – so we have ‘eros’ – in ancient times signified as a Greek mythological God Eros, and later in Roman times, as Cupid. You can banter around the multitude of attributes assigned by scholarly wisdom to frivolous musings, but bottom line, if you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with (Crosby Stills Nash and Young) or is it Mr/Miss Right, or Mr/Miss Right Now?
LOVE AND SEX IS EVERYWHERE – HOW DOES IT FIND YOU?
According to L’oreal in commercials with Halle Berry for Revlon, “What makes me feel truly decadent…? A voiceover replies, “ New Colorstay Whipped creme makeup.” Halle continues, “…the feeling of nothing but silk on my skin.” Then we can go grab a burger instead of a loved one, because McDonald’s says in every commercial, “I’m Lovin’ It”. Really? The fast food chain is allowed to use love in a sentence that like the tobacco industry, has foisted unhealthiness as a way of accruing wealth – and we should love their product? Is there a plan anywhere for the truth to be spoken in Love? Yes, but not where you buy food necessarily – out of the mouth of babes, yes – and Babes – well, maybe not so much.
LOVE IN NEW YORK Central Park
But can you find Love or have Love find you? New York makes it easier and harder at the same time. Throw millions of people into a melting pot and see what happens. Does Love bloom – does Love get suffocated? The arts in Lincoln Center bring us back up to the nobility of our achievements, our capabilities to see as God sees, to perform miraculous pieces of music, see the devotion of the Ballet, the harmony of the Symphonies, the Rock of the Rock Stars. Take a trip to Radio City and the Rockettes will stun your senses at Christmas time with a precision of human beings who love what they do performing as one entity in perfect synchronization with themselves and each other. But there is a greater experience to be had – the audience is enveloped into the sphere of Love the Rockettes and many other performers throughout New York extend as a loving embrace around all who partake of the excitement and amazement of our performers – from the comedians in the West Village comedy clubs, where Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy and so many more grew into legends, to the horse and buggy drivers who give you the “Venice of the Streets of New York” lifetime memories as you are dazzled with your loved one through an unforgettable horse drawn excursion
through the green hills and sights of Central Park, Broadway and the lights and adventure we call New York. Broadway has the stars and writers, playwrights and musicians, dancers and singers calling to all to come, partake and enjoy the most eloquent to the sublime from the minds of today’s and yesteryears’ greatest talents, showcased in legendary theaters and venues. The honors go to Broadway when they host the Tony Awards from the Beacon Theater and the Drama Desk Awards from Town Hall. Keys to the success of traditions for the Drama Desk Awards are the critics, writers and journalists that make up the Drama Desk whose members cover all New York theatre. The Drama Desk Awards, presented since 1955, is the only award show that recognizes excellence in shows produced in all sectors of New York theater including Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway and not-for-profit theaters that compete within the same categories. All of the voting is done by a panel of leading theater critics, making the DDAs one of the most prestigious theater awards in the United States. At the forefront of this amazing creative endeavor is Gretchen Shugart, CEO Theatermania.com and Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards along with Robert R. Blume, one of the stalwarts of the Awards for 13 years as Executive Producer and continuing as one of the Executive Producers for the exciting new seasons to come.
Courtesy Drama Desk Awards (TM) *** Design by Lucky
Courtesy Drama Desk Awards (TM) *** Design by Lucky
LOVE = SEXINESS
When do we feel really sexy? Depends – it can be when we’re in heat/lust/feeling randy, or when we’re in Love. The difference is the same – both tend to be uncontrollable by sheer will. If it gets out of control to the point of an illness, it can be sexual addiction in the case of heat/lust/overwhelming randy desire or in the case of Love, when it’s the case of a hopeless Romantic/Soulmate/Fate as in the shared Love is ‘meant to be’. This is the moment of truth, when you stake your claim and go after what you want. New York can help the Love grow, and the Sexiness follows.
Love in New York! New York, the fashion capital of the World, takes on a whole new light when a woman not only wears the most incredible Andrés Acquino fashions, but puts on LOVE in her heart, with her eyelashes barely containing the joy and sparkle in her beautiful, love-struck eyes. Andrés is one of the most creative visionaries in high fashion, accomplishing an amazing design feat – no two women are ever dressed alike! Andrés creates one of a kind masterpieces that are showcased at the fabulous Waldorf Astoria twice a year for the show he produces, the legendary “Couture Fashion Week New York” in February and September. Silvia Zonana is the force of nature to be reckoned with that drives the marketing campaign globally. Working year round with the magnificent designer and producer Andrés, Silvia brings together the fashion elite, premier sponsors, award-winning jewelry, footwear and accessory mavens, Kings, Sheiks, Princes and industry giants, from all over the world, Paris to New York by way of Dubai and Monaco, to form a unique network of world-class entertainment in the high fashion “Couture Fashion Week New York”, that is often considered the flagship fashion event of the reigning fashion capital of the world, New York.
Couture Fashion Week New York
Talk about a fashion accessory – Love is the greatest. Runway models either have the fire in their eyes and make the outfit come alive, or walk dead-eyed to the beat of a different strummer – 21st Century, why would it only be a drummer – think Slash from Guns & Roses performing “November Rain” or Sting’s “Every Breath You Take” and almost any Beatle love song and you are filled with the intensity of someone along the way who has experienced the nuances of LOVE.
LOVE IN NEW YORK Concorde USS Intrepid Museum
LOVE IN NEW YORK is epitomized by Hollywood and Broadway all the time, since the earliest films and plays. One of the world’s favorites movies is “One Touch of Venus” starring Ava Gardner and Robert Walker, circa 1948 where a store clerk [Robert] is fixing a department store display when suddenly, the statue of the most beautiful woman ……! See the movie, don’t want to introduce any spoilers. But funny story is – it could not have happened, as usual it seems, without the power and miracles we find in New York all the time. From the wikipedia article, here’s the scoop:
“Ava Gardner was visiting her sister Beatrice (“Bappie”) in New York in 1941 when Beatrice’s husband Larry Tarr, a professional photographer, offered to take her portrait. He was so pleased with the results that he displayed the finished product in the front window of his Tarr Photography Studio on 25th Avenue. A Loews Theaters legal clerk, Barnard “Barney” Duhan, spotted Gardner’s photo in Tarr’s studio. At the time, Duhan often posed as an MGM talent scout to meet girls, using the fact that MGM was a subsidiary of Loews. Duhan entered Tarr’s and tried to get Gardner’s number, but was rebuffed by the receptionist. Duhan made the offhand comment, “Somebody should send her info to MGM”, and the Tarrs did so immediately. Shortly after, Gardner, who at the time was a student at Atlantic Christian College, traveled to New York to be interviewed at MGM’s New York office by Al Altman, head of MGM’s New York talent department. With cameras rolling, he directed the eighteen-year-old to walk toward the camera, turn and walk away, then rearrange some flowers in a vase. He did not attempt to record her voice because her Southern accent made it almost impossible for him to understand her. Though Al thought Ava the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen, he believed the test was a disaster and was completely surprised by what he saw in the screening room. On screen she was magnetic. The camera loved her. He sent the test to Hollywood. Louis B. Mayer, head of the studio, sent a telegram to Al: “She can’t sing, she can’t act, she can’t talk, She’s terrific!” She was offered a standard contract by MGM, and left school for Hollywood in 1941 with her sister Bappie accompanying her. MGM’s first order of business was to provide her a speech coach, as her Carolina drawl was nearly incomprehensible to them.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ava_Gardner
Ava Gardner star of “One Touch of Venus” 1948 © Universal Pictures
You never know what the next great and exciting facet of the sparkling Diamond of Cities, New York will bring to fame, fortune and love. LOVE IN NEW YORK resounds throughout all the city, from Christmas, Chanukah and all the celebrations at Holiday Time – to the Broadway stages where the fantasies live out for all the world to see! The early Hollywood filmmakers drew actors from the great playhouse in Great Neck, Long Island New York, from Broadway and the clubs, cabarets and all that New York is – to become the heart of Hollywood’s Dream Machine – even down to the penny – New York banks financed Hollywood from the beginning, and especially when the cost of filmmaking doubled and tripled with the advent of sound in the first talking film, “The Jazz Singer” starring the spectacular entertainer Al Jolson, released in October 1927.
New York is the town that can open the doors to your Love. From the outdoor cafes to the late night Expresso cafes in Little Italy, you can be with your loved one amidst thousands of people at The Town Hall for the Drama Desk Awards, to Umberto’s for an intimate gathering of friends – then the rest is up to you – perhaps time to dream, perhaps time to go home and now, with all the Love that you’ve been thinking about, protecting, hoping for and finally realizing, my friends, it’s now time to take flights of fancy and make LOVE IN NEW YORK happen for you!