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Impressively random. Preminger looks ready to give young Barry a slap. Lawford's not happy either although he was wearing beads a few years later.
The only thing that could have made this image more unreal to me would have beenlittle wire-rimmed spectacles on a strumming John Denver.Which I momentarily saw before the shuddering caused my eyes to focus. . . .
Apparently, not all audiences are openly appreciative.
Such good friends.
My blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin'...
Preminger looks ready to give young Barry a slap. Lawford's not happy eitherSo true! The photo is amusing for how absolutely miserable Otto & Peter look.
I'm gonna guess that this is at some Paramount-related gig, just around the time of 'Skidoo' or, more likely, just before it. McGuire had just appeared in Theodore Flicker's 'The President's Analyst' (for Paramount); Preminger had just directed (groan) 'Hurry, Sundown' (also for Paramount), and Lawford didn't go Mod until late 1968; just after the Kennedy family tossed him overboard . . . he showed up for Bobby's funeral half-stoned, and with a lovely young thing in a miniskirt who he reportedly had picked up at the airport that morning.Not what I would call deduction worthy of Sherlock Holmes, obviously, but I'm damned if I can think of another occasion that would bring these three together.
It's not as though Barry's ditty was blowing the lid off Squaresville, though; it was pretty square itself (and he doesn't look to be *that* much younger than Lawford).
It doesn't seem that hostile to me. It looks like a couple of sympathetic oldsters giving a Young Person of Today of that day more serious attention than he deserves. Preminger in particular looks like he's giving it a good ponder. This would have to be before Lawford went Nehru jacket. McGuire did not have that long of a vogue.
I think Preminger is a little ticked at young Barry for trying to rhyme "Red China" with "Selma, Alabama." And Lawford either has gas or thinks McGuire's Martin is a little out of tune.
After a little investigating I've discovered that the photo was taken during a "television appearance in 1965."I did a quick search on IMDB and it seems that all three appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in the mid '60s so I assume that it might have been taken there.
Maybe they are just laughing about the song's light hearted carefree subject matter.
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