For the first time in its history, Libération is published without photographs. In their place: a series of empty frames that create a form of silence; an uncomfortable one.
To coincide with Paris Photo’s opening, French newspaper Libération has chosen to remove all images from its 14 November issue in a bid to show the power and importance of photography at a time when the industry is facing unprecedented challenges, say the newspaper’s editors.
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Classic/Current Horror Hosts: (Son of) Svengoolie!
Rich Koz! In 1973, Chicago horror host favorite Svengoolie (Jerry G. Bishop, R.I.P.) was kicked out of the Screaming Yellow Theater crypt thanks to a corporate takeover of WFLD. In 1978, the station was bought back, and plans were underway to revive Sven. Rich Koz had been a fan of the original Sven and started out sending in jokes before officially becoming a writer for Screaming Yellow Theater before its cancellation. In 1978, Bishop approached Koz (ed note: I’d gotten the “who approached whom” bit reversed earlier; thanks Wack’d Productions!) about taking over the reins of the show, with Koz calling himself “Son of Svengoolie.” After being mentored by Bishop in the art, Son of Svengoolie took to the air in 1979. After a successful 7-year run, another corporate buyout took place, and Koz was told that Sven no longer fit the programming direction that they wanted to take.
In 1994, Koz was approached by Weigel Broadcasting to bring back Sven on rival station WCIU, and Jerry G. Bishop informed Koz that he’d grown up enough to not be called “Son” anymore. As Svengoolie, Koz began an even more successful run, one that continues to this day. Beyond his home base at WCIU, Sven is syndicated nation-wide on ME-TV, where he can be seen bringing both the best and the worst of vintage horror, including the rarely-broadcast Universal series of horror classics. His wacky humor, trademark rubber chickens and numerous character voices have helped ensure that Rich Koz and Svengoolie are among the high princes of horror hosts.