Taking a break from all things library-ish this week in order to, first and foremost, correct an egregious error in my last post, California dreamin’ (part 1). My brother was very quick to point out that I incorrectly credited my mom for the awesome photo of Clint that headlined that post. Let me set the record straight– my brother took that shot. Yes, he did. He must have been around 13 at the time because I was 10 and he is three years older than me (that is about the extent of my mathematical abilities).
California dreamin’ was a wildly popular post, which kind of surprised me. I guess I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested in my old family photos. But now that I think about it, objectively, they are certainly more than just family photos. Some of them are actual artifacts, of a sort. And as my fellow blogger Will Manley would say, some of the subjects may represent “The Golden Age” of Hollywood, if there is such a thing. The actors/actresses in this batch represent movies, iconic 1960s-70s TV series, and–in honor of my brother, who I failed to credit properly–three tennis legends (who perhaps represent the Golden Age of tennis?). While it’s my brother’s story, not mine, I will tell it on his behalf–he got to hit tennis balls with Arthur Ashe (pictured above) in a parking lot–for real! My brother was very much into tennis at that time and played for his school team. He recently told me that hitting tennis balls with Arthur Ashe is one of his favorite California memories. Can’t say that I blame him.
Before I post my second gallery of stars, let me say this-
For those library types who follow my blog for professional discourse–my apologies. I have taken a huge departure from the bibliographic universe. But that is exactly the point of my blog. Libraries should be full of life, and life should be full of libraries. The two go hand-in-hand. That connection is what will keep libraries relevant well into the next Golden Age.
And now, without further ado-