Well, this is embarrassing.

And more than a little disappointing. You may know that the stage name “Loxie Arcane” was conceived by me as a combination of the names of two characters played by my most favorite actor in the world, Timothy Carey. Loxie is the pyromaniac muscle behind a bootlegger in The Untouchables television series episode “Ain’t We Got Fun” (1959).

Timothy Carey as Loxie in The Untouchables ep "Ain't We Got Fun"

And Arcane is – or at least, I thought it was, as long reported on IMDb and elsewhere – the last name of Nikki, the sharpshooting racehorse assassin of Stanley Kubrick‘s The Killing (1956).

Lobby card for The Killing

Well, it turns out that half of my name is a lie. Nikki’s last name is, in fact, Arano. How it mutated into Arcane is anybody’s guess. Sigh. But you know what? I don’t care. I’m keeping it. “Loxie Arcane” has a nice ring to it. And, in the sense that “arcane” means “known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric,” it rather fits, I think. Nobody gets me. I’m the wind, baby.

Video of the Week: “Song for Lilly Christine” by Big Rude Jake

Thought you might enjoy this post from my other blog!

The Timothy Carey Experience

As I head off this morning for my second BurlyCon experience, I leave you with this video that I’ve shared before (but I have a feeling you won’t mind too much).Timothy arrived in LaFitte, Louisiana in the fall of 1956 to begin filming Bayou. He had an unusual assignment from the film’s producers – he had to learn to “dance real wild.” In New Orleans he asked a cab driver to help him out. The cabbie took him straight to Leon Prima’s 500 Club in the French Quarter. A stunning, statuesque burlesque dancer by the name of Lilly Christine, billed as “The Cat Girl,” was performing there. Tim returned to the club every night for a week to watch her dance. I’m sure he needed little persuasion to conduct this kind of research. After all, it was for the good of the film, right?

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