When Legends Gather #577

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Barry McGuire, Otto Preminger and Peter Lawford

12 comments:

Kreisler said...

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.

mister muleboy said...

The only thing that could have made this image more unreal to me would have been

little wire-rimmed spectacles on a strumming John Denver.


Which I momentarily saw before the shuddering caused my eyes to focus. . . .

MichaelRyerson said...

Apparently, not all audiences are openly appreciative.

Flickhead said...

Such good friends.

Timmy said...

My blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin'...

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

Preminger looks ready to give young Barry a slap. Lawford's not happy either

So true!

The photo is amusing for how absolutely miserable Otto & Peter look.

Tom Sutpen said...

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.

Steven Augustine said...

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).

Robert Fiore said...

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.

Fred said...

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.

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

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.

Brooks said...

Maybe they are just laughing about the song's light hearted carefree subject matter.