ArabLionel

Tie Required

April 5, 2012

Was told of this short silly film a few times by various friends of Lionel’s over the years, but the people who mentioned it didn’t remember who made it so I had no idea where to look for it… Ends up Lorne Gould, publisher of the “Collected Works” [1980 by Emanation Press] was the film […]

Lionel on one of his bikes

The Italian Machine

February 20, 2011

So, why “The Italian Machine Project”? Lionel was Jewish after all…? The machine in question was a bike, a Ducati Super Sport in a film that featured a fictional version of Lionel and captured a bit of the mythical version of him many remember. The Italian Machine was actually meant to be a 60 minute long […]

Death of a Biker

A well remembered friend

February 20, 2011

Lionel left a big impression. I’ll post other bits of evidence of this, but it goes a long way towards making the point, to post this. A two page spread published in one of Toronto’s major weekly papers, three months after his death. It’s an impressive hagiography, if not a little bit biased. Like most things in the media it’s not […]