Mike Clark Photo Details
Everything the NYU film student needed in 1971: A full projector, a pipe, a six-pack and an 8x10 glossy of Samantha Eggar.
From The $64,000 Question, January, 1958: Definitely looking like someone who'd be going to school in Greenwich Village in a dozen years.
With Flippo in Columbus, 1973, just as I was moving to Washington."
Two Giants of Our Industry: With Cary Grant, which is cool enough--but a couple hours later, I was standing between him and Jimmy Stewart, wisely not even daring to open my mouth. Grant and I had both just seen Warren Beatty's Reds, though his screening was at the Reagan White House.
8:15 Cowboy: The Dude in Colorado, 1969, where the wranglers called me 'Kid Candy.' The day I got back I drove immediately to the TV station--in this outfit--and walked onto a live broadcast of Flippo's show.
The Film Scholar at Work: Late Friday afternoon on the AFI Catalog (1973). My pal in the next cubicle (Richard Henshaw) wasn't wild about my Dino poster encroaching into his territory.
Where I Went to School: Right next door to the Normandy Room, where we had our film screenings, was the Fillmore. This is summer, 1971, and that's my Colorado buddy Jim Moses by the marquee.
Klaatu, Who? At Great Falls, Va., on Labor Day, 1977, putting in a plug for The Day the Earth Stood Still. By opening week of baseball the following year, I was enjoying a Detroit ice storm.
My Idealized Vision of Myself: Talking trash and floating in the pool, at the greatest AFI party ever (summer, 1978).
Colorado, August, 1971: High up in the Rockies (note the barren vegetation), very happy to be out of New York once and for all.
Colorado, August 1973: Having a "spiritual" moment with Carl Th. Dreyer. Day of Wrath and Ordet are two of my favorite movies of all time.
In your dreams, buddy: Taking advantage of a photo shop in Las Vegas (November, 2002) to turn myself into a New York Yankee.
Older son Nick turns 18 (2004). But I didn't give him any beer.
Having large media holdings is crucial to my job--though their "cool factor" diminished by a factor of about eight trillion when I had to move them in 2004. This doesn't even include the biggest of three rooms I had to schlep.
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