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The Dramatic Menace of Jack Palance

Woodcut of actor Jack Palance.

Yes, he was this scary in person. I worked with Jack Palance in 1992 on the television series Legends of the West. He was intimidating. His height, sharp cheekbones and intense silence added to an aura of quiet menace. When I gained the courage to speak with him I learned his silence was a front for shyness. He told me about his fondness for watercolor painting, his love of poetry and his huge cattle ranch in Bakersfield…

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.