Eyvind Earle

This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names.

The Blog of Funny Names

“Starting from nothing to where we are Is farther than the farthest star And farther than the farthest star Is where we are going from where we are.” ~ Eyvind Earle “Starting from nothing to where we are
Is farther than the farthest star
And farther than the farthest star
Is where we are going from where we are.”
~ Eyvind Earle

Artist, author, illustrator. Someone with a marvelously alliterative name.

Born April 26, 1916 in New York City to wealth and privilege.

His father, Ferdinand Earle, a movie producer, moved the family to Hollywood in 1918. Eyvind’s mom, Charlotte Herman—concert pianist, and fourth wife to Ferdinand.

Eyvind’s older brother, Ferdi (named for his father), contracted polio at the age of ten and passed away. The day after the burial, Eyvind, age eight, contracted polio, which left his face partially paralyzed.

He spent the rest of his life avoiding smiling and laughing. He compensated for his crooked smile by painting every day.

Two years later his mother divorced his father and received custody of Eyvind.

Ferdinand got permission from Charlotte to…

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About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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2 Responses to Eyvind Earle

  1. Liz says:

    no, no no no. It can not be my turn again. Wha’?

    That said, am off to read your post 🙂

    Like

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