Sunday, June 04, 2006

Girls Straight Up, Girls On The Rocks

Back in the early 70's when I shot this one I was shooting for a couple of local magazines as well as doing a lot of model and acting composites for a local talent agency run by Ruth Foreman. She started out by opening a childrens' playhouse on N.E. 123rd St. near U.S. 1, a straight shot across Broad Causeway from Bay Harbor Islands, Surfside and Bal Harbor, and next to the wealthy waterfront Keystone Point neighborhood in North Miami. There were plenty of kids whose parents could afford acting and modeling lessons.

By the 1960's North Miami was the center of the South Florida film industry with a couple of large sound stages, equipment rental houses, and a film lab to develop the thousands of feet of Eastman 5251 (this was before 5254) 35mm film that was being shot every day. Every month or so I'd shoot some black and white publicity photos of the latest childrens' production at the playhouse and book a bunch of composites and head shots to shoot.

According to the "extensive notes" I put on the slide mount her name was Kathy Jones. Other than that I don't remember any details. It looks like it was taken on the rocks at the Haulover Cut jetties at the south end of Haulover beach. I don't remember if it was shot for her composite or one of the local magazines.


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