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Tough luck, Lonnehan. But that's what you get for playing with your head up your ass!
You do find the rare pix. Where is that one from?
A class act, pure and simple. RIP.
A real Human Being, not a front. Was at a race early in his career - he was still an amateur - and he was as ordinary as could be, just a guy who drove, and I think he liked it that way.
Newman's 2nd Law: Just when things are darkest, they go black...You were an original, Luke. You sure did some world shakin'.Rest in Peace, Sweet Prince...PS Steve, that photo was taken by Sanford Roth (who took the very last photos of James Dean at the crash) during the filming of "Somebody Up There Likes Me." You can find see the series at IMDB.com.
Ah, that makes sense. Dean was the original choice to play Graziano before that fatal car accident which happened 53 years ago this Tuesday) made it impossible . I would just add that Roth's shots of Dean taken during Giant are great.
Yes, this Tuesday is the 53rd Anniversary. In the commentary soundtrack to "Somebody Up There Likes Me," Newman phoned in his commentary to director Robert Wise. At one point, Newman says (with what sounded like a catch in his voice), "who knows what Jimmy would have done with that role."
Newman was a fine actor who would no doubt have made it on his own merit but Dean's death did Newmans fledling career no harm at all. Billy The Kid in The Left Hand Gun was originally intended for Dean as was the Newman role in the television play The Battler, written by A.E. “Hotch” Hotchner. Hotchner became firm friends with Newman and was his partner in the Newmans Own salad dressing business.
My father raced in the same series as Newman back in the 70s, and my mother was the registrar for one of the events in 1975. Newman sent in his registration but was then unable to attend the race. I've still got his entry form 33 years later, filled out and signed by him (included his home address and phone number) and listing his next of kin as "Joanne Newman." My parents were good friends with Newman's racing partner, Jim Fitzgerald, who died in a race back around 1985.
That's a keepsake (and memory) to cherish always, pastor z. I enjoyed reading that. Thank you.
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