Thursday, May 13, 2010

ANTHORA COFFEE CUP FOLLOW UP: A top newspaper columnist in the USA writes: "I have recently been in correspondence with a muckraker bottom of the coffee cup troublemaker

ANTHORA COFFEE CUP FOLLOW UP: A top newspaper columnist in the USA writes: "I have recently been in correspondence with a muckraker bottom of the coffee cup troublemaker who has presented a significant amount of information which suggests that the late Leslie Buck may, in fact, not have been the alleged creator of the legendary Anthora (sic) design.
... I attempted to secure the services of Maury Povich for a "You Are Not the Father" segment, however that effort was fruitless and may result in the issuance of a restraining order. So, in the interest of fairness, please make a mental not to insert the words "reputed and disputed" prior to any reference to Buck as the "creator" of the Anthora (sic)."

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dan said...

Leslie Buck
By Alexandra Silver Monday, May. 17, 2010


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Even those whose caffeine loyalties lie firmly with Starbucks are probably familiar with New York City's iconic blue, white and gold Grecian-style coffee cup. It's as much a symbol of New York as the Empire State Building, and no doubt the city's landscape would have been less colorful if it hadn't been for Leslie Buck, the man behind the Anthora. He had no formal artistic training, but Buck, who died April 26 at 87, designed the "We are happy to serve you" cardboard cup in the 1960s. Born Laszlo Büch in what was then Czechoslovakia, he survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald before moving to the U.S., where he eventually worked for the Sherri Cup Company. Buck's creation--inspired by the city's many Greek-owned diners and whose name reflects Buck's pronunciation of amphora, a type of ancient Greek vase--became ubiquitous. Today, however, the true Anthora is made only by request. The many knockoffs produced over the years serve as a testament to the original's appeal.



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yh said...

How does "a gentleman named Danny Bloom" get translated into "a muckraker bottom of the coffee cup troublemaker"?

http://www.globe-democrat.com/news/2010/may/11/raconteur-leslie-made-cup-cup-joe/

You were, however, spot-on with the "top columnist" sobriquet -- in my dreams.