QUEEN MARY Corridors

QUEEN MARY Hallway Painting 001                                                                                          100_3706 (1) Travelers-EBOOK QM Hallway

Before my mother passed away, I commissioned the Los Angeles-based artist Thom Bierdz to paint a cover for “The Travelers” before she passed.  My initial publishing house was small and I paid for the art work myself.  As can be seen in the above photos, Mr. Bierdz’s painting adorned the cover of the first publisher’s release.  The original is also pictured shown displayed on my bedroom wall. The other photo is an actual photo of a corridor.  My mother was delighted.  He captured the incredible beauty of one of Queen Mary‘s First Class corridors.  Over 700 feet long, the ends can not be seen.

When a bigger publisher, Champagne Book Group, contracted the “The Travelers” they made their own cover.  While similar, I prefer Mr. Bierdz’s which is a work of art.  I am not a soap opera watcher but he told me he was also known as the character Phillip Chancellor III on “The Young and the Restless”.  He paints full time and acts occasionally.  To see his paintings, go to http://www.thombierdz.com or call his gallery at (909) 436-9242. He can also be contacted via email at rockitwriter@aol.com to discuss possible commissioned paintings.  While I prefer his artistic approach and comprehensive capture of a corridor, the newest publisher insisted upon their own due to the nudity.  But if “The Travelers” ever becomes a best-seller, I will insist that his painting be used.


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2 responses to “QUEEN MARY Corridors

  1. Paddy Merrill

    My husband was a steward on the Queen Mary and gave an exhibition boxing match on board which I have the photo , Several ‘film stars’ were on board watching including Van Johnson . We have two of the wooden deck lounger chairs 🙂


    • Dear Mrs. Merrill:

      Thank you for contacting me. Always a pleasure to hear from those who experienced the great liner in service. Your husband must have had many tales! You mentioned that you have several film star photos and I was wondering if one of them might be of the American actress Joan Bennett. I know one was taken as it was on Ebay but I was outbid. I would be happy just for a copy, of course. Thanks again and looking forward to your response.

      Keith McCoy


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