Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Office Party

It was the late 1960's and I was shooting for a couple of so called undeground papers. Nowadays we'd call them alternative newspapers. I had an official press card from the Dade County Police Department. I also was getting backstage passes to all the rock concerts and festivals in the Miami area.

An outdoor amusement park in Hallandale called Pirate's World had a major rock group every weekend. Life was good!

I think this was in the office of The Daily Planet, an underground paper named after the newspaper that Superman's meek alter ego Clark Kent worked for as a reporter. It was founded by a guy named Jerry Powers. Try using the name Daily Planet today and you'd likely get sued. Back then it was mellower times. Less lawyers too, I suppose.

One wall of the office was covered with photographs floor to ceiling. It was Christmas time and we had a Christmas party. Everybody was feeling good. I don't remember this young lady's name, but before you get all excited picture the sixty-something grandmother that she most likely is today, not the sexy twenty-something secretary that had a bit too much wine and whatever...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Hugo Vang said...

Al,
I guess Xmas in Florida was hot!
cheers!

3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay Al, can you go back and do one of those "Then and Now" series?

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The good old days , Al Back then you could shoot with a K-1000 and get your work out with those papers today you need a D-2 and still have trouble getting in the door.

TC

6:50 PM  

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