Danielle Bennignus

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Industry Arts
Occupation Illustrator
Location Dallas, TX, United States
Introduction I wasn't born a century too late - rather, I was put here now, to keep the old music, clothing, dances and other stuff alive and well. I'm a traditional (pen, ink and pencils - no computers) illustrator, with a style that marries elements of Beardsley, Held Jr, fairground art and more - call it Linear Tomfoolery. I live in Dallas, happily in the clutches of an equally archaic musician. It's a deeply oddball, and profoundly fulfilling, existence.
Interests Historic preservation, Vintage dance, Old amusement parks, Band organs, Historic carousels, Winter swimming, Antique clothing, Classic illustration, Movie palaces, Coney Island, Anachronistic living.
Favorite Movies Speedy, Little Fugitive, Auntie Mame, Mutoscopes, Kinetoscopes, Silent films of all shapes and sizes...
Favorite Music Ragtime, Traditional Jazz, Mechanical Music, Band Organs, Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, The Singapore Slingers, Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra, Dan Levinson's Roof Garden Jass Band, New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson, Paul Whiteman, Bix Beiderbecke, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
Favorite Books Little Me, Auntie Mame, In Dubious Battle, Harpo Speaks, Coney Island Lost and Found, Prayers from the Ark.