The voice-over at the beginning of The Seven Year Itch informs us that the Manhattan Indians had a custom where “Every July, when the heat became unbearable, they [the husbands] would send their wives and children away.” This continues into the 1950’s, and is the reason that Richard Sherman (played by Tom Ewell) happens to be living alone for the summer and meets “The Girl” (played by Marilyn Monroe).
But times have changed. Now, it seems husbands, wives, children—everyone?—vacates Manhattan for the summer, myself included. So my book conservation and tool business will be on hiatus until September 1, 2014. I will be teaching in Boston, working on some new tool ideas, then on a brief vacation.
Please email if you want to schedule something for the fall. Stay cool!