The sinister lane… (by Jem Salmon)
On April 16, 1976, photographer George Hurrell sent a letter to his friend and favorite subject, Joan Crawford. Hurrell’s constant collaboration with Joan had produced literally thousands upon thousands of photographs, and their work together eventually came to define Hurrell’s career and legacy almost entirely. Alongside the letter, he included a famous photograph from a 1930 session with Joan. He states of it:
I’ve always thought the soulful, tender beauty in the attached print was among our best efforts.
The depth of feeling and emotion you expressed in this pose has a dramatic quality that only a great actress could reveal.
Hurrell closed the letter with “love and kisses.”
Sophia Loren making pizza c. 1955
So, my fortune is misspelled, such is life.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
In 1962, Dave Ekins (Bud’s brother) and Billy Robertson Jr took two Honda CL72s from Tijuana to LaPaz Mexico, 950 miles, in a timed run, which they laid out via a Cessna. The run took 39:56.00, and was the basis for the ‘Baja 1000’.
R&D Motorsports Trophy Truck #26 Baja 1000
BJ’s Prerunner Suspension.