08 August 2012

Ice Cotton Give A Way for Africa Hot Days



I've spent time in some pretty hot places. Even Biloxi, where the aforementioned title reference, "Africa Hot" originates. I prefer heat over cold for the simple reason that cold, in all its toe numbing, eye tearing and frozen ear lobe misery, has always been something I take personally. While heat - - heat was just hanging around, had too many beers and got a little outta control.

It's been 'Africa Hot' everywhere this Summer and I'm guessing that in a couple years there's gonna be palm trees in Bangor. Smart guys are looking at the weather and investing in things like generator companies. Don't forget cultural shifts like soup makers for Baby Boomers with dentures and tattoo removers for their kids.

Back in Chicago, I knew a married couple who loved Winter camping and called each other, "Ice Hole." I'm not sure if that was affectionate or not. David Chu at Lincs has come up with a cotton to keep your body cool. I was pretty skeptical about "Ice Cotton" and thought it might be something cooked up by those two twin designing sisters, Polly and Esther. Actually, the stuff works.

I've field tested a shirt in harsh NYC Summer conditions for almost a month and I'm impressed. The off white polo has a placket trimmed in Infantry blue and will lower your temp by twenty degrees. More, if you count the people wearing black in the noon day sun. It's 100% cotton and will fit a man over 40 who might be packing another 20 pounds more than he needs. I recommend, from personal experience, that you wash in cold water and hang to dry. Less the shrinkage factor grace you with a 'Pugsley' silhouette.

Here's the free part. Last week I posted two films, The Pope of Greenwich Village and American Gigolo. Both films, while polar opposites, share an important crew member. The first reader who correctly identifies this crew member will receive three Ice Cotton Polo shirts compliments of Lincs. That's almost $200 worth of Ice Cotton. Post your answer in the comments section by 5:00PM on August 10th. Good luck and stay cool.

Contest Update as of 10:31 AM, 9 August 2012:
The Pope of Greenwich Village and American Gigolo shared the same Director of Photography, John Bailey. Well done, Tucker. You were first. Send your email address to, The.Trad@Yahoo.com, and I'll put you in touch with Lincs where they'll take care of your order.

129 comments:

Tucker said...

John Bailey, Cinematographer

Michael Patrick Brady said...

Director of photography John Bailey?

Unknown said...

John Bailey, the cinematographer.

Unknown said...

John Bailey, the cinematographer

Travis Scheft said...

John Bailey - Cinemtographer.

Travis Scheft said...

John Bailey - Cinemtographer

Anonymous said...

christopher walken

A said...

John Bailey

A said...

John Bailey

Barrett Shipp said...

Cinematography by
John Bailey (director of photography)

Johnny said...

John Bailey - cinematographer

Bear said...

Cinematography by
John Bailey (director of photography)

Bear said...

Cinematography by
John Bailey (director of photography)

D.Law said...

John Bailey, Cinematographer

Bear said...

Cinematography by
John Bailey (director of photography)

The Pinehurst Land Rover Society said...

John Bailey

The Pinehurst Land Rover Society said...

John Bailey cinematographer

Dallas said...

John Bailey

Cinematographer for both.

GetTicketsToTheDance said...

The Cinematography in both films is credited to John Bailey, who is listed as the Director of Photography.

Unknown said...

John Bailey!

Unknown said...

John Bailey!

Patrick G. said...

I assume you are referring to Mr. Bailey's cinematography to give the films their visual style.

Patrick G. said...

I assume you are referring to Mr. Bailey's cinematography giving both films their visual style.

Patrick G. said...

I assume you are referring to Mr. Bailey's cinematography giving the films their visual style.

Gregory Loan said...

John Bailey - Cinematographer

Gregory Loan said...

John Bailey - Cinematographer

Gregory Loan said...

John Bailey - Cinematographer

TheCrab said...

John Bailey, the cinematographer

Miles said...

John Bailey, the cinematographer

PWS said...

John Bailey

PWS said...

John Bailey

Kathfinder said...

John Bailey...sorry, commented on wrong post earlier.

jc said...

John Bailey, Cinematography.

jc said...

John Bailey, Cinematographer

Michael B said...

Cinematography - John Bailey was the director of photography on both.

To be fair, I didn't independently know that fact and had to make use of my excellent research skills. If some cinema buff is out there dying of heat, let him have it.

Joshua Shipman said...

The cinematographer is the same, John Bailey - Josh

Joshua Shipman said...

The cinematographer is the same, John Bailey - Josh

Anonymous said...

The cinamatrapher for both was John Bailey.

Steve P.

Unknown said...

Is it the director of photography - I think John Bailey.

Thanks!
Ben

Unknown said...

Is it the director of photography - John Bailey?

Ben

Chris P. said...

John Bailey (director of photography)

Unknown said...

Is it the director of photography - John Bailey?
Ben

Amatourist said...

John Bailey. Where my ice?

Stephen said...

Why that would be John Bailey, the director of photography.

Anonymous said...

John Bailey. One of the few cinematographer's whose name I know. Worked with Schrader a lot. Always brings something extra to the film. Ever see Mishima?

Doug from Tintin's favorite city.

Kieran Hughes said...

John Bailey/Director of Photography?

Anonymous said...

John Bailey/Director of Photography

Wimpy said...

John Bailey, Director of Photography

Wimpy said...

John Bailey, Director of Photography

Patrick said...

John Bailey

Peteski said...

Cinematography by John Bailey (director of photography) ?

Francisco said...

John Bailey, Director of Photography

Francisco said...

John Bailey, Director of Photography

Francisco said...

John Bailey, Direct of Photography

Steven Butler said...

John Bailey, the director of cinematography/photography etc. Probably more famous for Groundhog Day, the Big Chill and the like.

Corey J Cryer said...

John Bailey, cinematography?

thanks, Corey

KD said...

John Bailey?

KD said...

John Bailey?

LHC said...

For Ice Polo contest: John Bailey, Director of Photography

Corey J Cryer said...

John Bailey, cinematography?

sorry if this is a repost, long story.

TJ said...

John Bailey

TJ said...

John Bailey

LHC said...

On the off chance my earlier comment answering the contest question was the first (answer again: John Bailey, Director of Photography), it occurs to me that adding some contact info might not be a bad idea.

email address: lhc12355@yahoo.com

Dave Ryan said...

It was John Bailey as cinematographer.

Love your blog!


Best...dave ryan

Dave Ryan said...

'twas John Bailey as cinematographer.

Love your blog!


Best regards...dave ryan

Nate said...

There were two common crew members between these movies: John Bailey, the cinematographer, and Bruce Pearson, the color timer.

Source:
http://www.imdb.com/search/name?roles=tt0087932,tt0080365

jxk said...

John Bailey cinematography!
Like your blog

jxk said...

John Bailey cinamatographer!

Fan of your blog, btw

SteveG said...

Who is John Bailey.
Great cinematographer

_ said...

John Bailey was the director of photography on both films.

_ said...

John Bailey was director of photography on both.

KSB said...

Tintin - is it Paul Sylbert?

Sir Fopling Flutter said...

It's not Africa hot in London this summer.

onemp said...

John Bailey

onemp said...

john bailey

onemp said...

john bailey

SomeDude said...

Bruce Pearson, colour timer.

SomeDude said...

Bruce Pearson, colour timer.

Unknown said...

Bruce Pearson - color timer

Anonymous said...

chris walken. ME

PW said...

Would that important crew member of both films be, John Bailey, the director of photography?

Unknown said...

TinTin,

I posted an answer a few minutes ago, but forgot to include my contact info, in the off chance I win. Here it is:

Anthony Petry
apetry7@gmail.com

I'm in Houston, TX and could certainly use some cool shirts with this Summer heat.

Thanks for these giveaway posts and thank you especially for The Trad. I've been following this blog for about 3 years now.

- ALP

Betagoat said...

Cinematography by John Bailey

Andy

Betagoat said...

PS - I liked his work in Silverado.
Andy

YancyStCrew said...

John Bailey

YancyStCrew said...

John Bailey

YancyStCrew said...

John Bailey

Anonymous said...

wasn't it zanone (slowear) which innovated with this icecotton fabric first?

7e672aae-e19f-11e1-8e3f-000bcdca4d7a said...

John Bailey

Cray Warner said...

John Bailey

Anonymous said...

John Bailey

F. said...

John Bailey worked on both films.

Peteski said...

Re: Cinematography by John Bailey (director of photography)?

no winners?

thanks,

Greg said...

John Bailey was the director of photography for both films.

Charlie G said...

John Bailey, director of photog.

Noah said...

DP John Bailey!

H.P.N. in Mtl said...

John Bailey
(director of photography)

gongtao said...

Cinematographer John Bailey

dlan56 said...

John Bailey - director of photography

JRE said...

John Bailey, Cinematographer?

Anonymous said...

John Bailey (director of photography).

First time long time,
Carl

cwinkler@tulane.edu

TRB said...

John Bailey Direcotr of Photography

Anonymous said...

John Bailey.

Mr. Sidetable said...

Bruce Pearson, color timer, of course!

BigDaddyMan said...

John Bailey was the cinematographer on those two and a bunch of other films we've all seen.

Anonymous said...

John Bailey handled the camera on both (also did Silverado).

reppestripe said...

Cinematographer John Bailey.

Bruce Pearson also seems to be the Color Timer in both as well (although uncredited in American Gigolo).

GolfTangoHotel said...

John Bailey.

GolfTangoHotel said...

I just posted answer "John Bailey" under my tag GolfTangoHotel but realized I didn't leave my email which is kihrig@tampabay.rr.com.

Ell said...

John Bailey the director of photography?

Ell said...

John Bailey the director of photography?

John said...

DP John Bailey!

Did I win?

Anonymous said...

John Bailey, cinematographer

Phil D. said...

One of my favorite cinematographers...

John Bailey


I feel bad for anyone who doesn't appreciate good cinematography.

BTW...great blog. Long time lurker, first time commenter. Keep up the good work.

Phil D. said...

One of my favorite cinematographers...

John Bailey.


I feel bad for anyone who doesn't appreciate good cinematography.

BTW...great blog. Long time lurker, but first time commenter. Keep up the good work.

ljs5h@virginia.edu said...

Cinematographer John Bailey...very prolific track record to say the least.

18milesperhour.com said...

DP John Bailey.

Polly said...

It's John Bailey, cinematographer.

Anonymous said...

"...soup makers for Baby Boomers..."

Love that.

I'm thinking Gazpacho. You know, because of the heat.

-DB

M said...

John Bailey was cinematographer on both, I believe.

M said...

John Bailey - Cinematographer

FL3 said...

John Bailey- Director of Photography/Cinematography. While Bruce Pearson was the color timer in both films (uncredited in American Gigolo) I think Bailey gets the nod here.

Lake said...

John Bailey - Director of Photography

Tom Buchanan said...

Crew Member? Do directors count? John Bailey has a credit on each.

Harris Reiss said...

John Bailey

Anonymous said...

Ummm...

Possibly John Bailey? Cinematography on both films?

-Patrick

Lunar Landers said...

It's gotta be the cinematographer, John Bailey.

Phil Asby said...

Hmmm - I could use some new polos so how about John Bailey cinematographer?

tintin said...

Thank you all for the great response to the Iced Cotton Contest.

The Pope of Greenwich Village and American Gigolo shared the same Director of Photography, John Bailey. Well done, Tucker. You were first. Send your email address to, The.Trad@Yahoo.com, and I'll put you in touch with Lincs where they'll take care of your order.