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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXIV

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Fall, 1969. The Vietnam War was continuing and didn’t seem to be anywhere near ending as the country was disrupted by widespread demonstrations! Concerning the war, everyone seemed angry at anyone who disagreed with them and Vice President Spiro Agnew would further stir the pot calling the anti-war protesters “an effete core of impudent snob... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXIII

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Fall, 1969. My mother and many of her friends, now being widowed, had started going on foreign cruises.  It was a chance to distance themselves from sad memories and also to meet new people with whom they could share new and exotically glamorous adventures! Pauline Rodder, one of my mother’s closest friends from Fresno, was passing through [&h... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXII

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Spring, 1969: Levi’s starts selling bell bottoms, Jim Morrison is arrested for indecent exposure, Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman, John and Yoko stage a bed-in protest for peace, and Paul Bartel invites Caterine Milinaire and me to dinner! Paul was an excellent cook! He used ingredients generously and lavishly! That night he’d prepared... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLXI

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I’ve always been fascinated by the 1920s and ’30s! Seeing old movies with glamorous stars and cars always amazes me. When I was born things were different than when I grew older. My father, a lawyer, was also an expert in interstate commerce and ran a large transportation company — the largest on the West […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLX

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Spring, 1969.  So much had already happened. President Nixon had ordered the presumably secret bombing of Cambodia with some of the public’s fear that it would expand the war while the population that had been called “the silent majority” was violently and ferociously defending the US involvement in any and all aspects of the war!  In ... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLIX

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May, 1969. I met Paul Bartel and Bunny Dexter for coffee. Bunny had “played” the part of the patient on the operating table when we made our short movie, Naughty Nurse.  She didn’t have to do anything but lie on an operating table and Paul was hoping to have the kind of limited attention we’d gotten when we made The Secret Cinema. ... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLVIII

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It’s not easy to explain what made Elaine’s such a special place out of all of the special places that there were in New York at the time, the ’60s! It was a special time and a magic time in spite of riots, demonstrations, war and assassinations!  Much of the culture and media spoke of nhallucinogenic experiences and that unreal [&h... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLVII

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My agent Pema Browne had gotten a beautiful male Persian kitten for her young son, Brian. The kitten was named Shalimar with a lot of Cat Fancy fancy cat aristocratic names added. Brian was too young to have a kitten and Shalimar was becoming more and more traumatized as time went on.  Pema called me and since I’d admired and played with ... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLVI

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Finally, spring 1969, with hope that life would become less chaotic! I met with Gary Van Kirk and Bill Rilling for dinner at the Inca Restaurant downtown. Friends of ours, Louie Negin and Charles Dunlop, had arrived on the SS Queen Elizabeth II’s maiden voyage. They had arrived from London where Charles was a film designer and Louie was... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLV

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February, 1969. Taking a break from work and checking my schedule from The Museum of Modern Art I saw that there was a screening of the movie, Cover Girl with Rita Hayworth.  I remembered having seen it as a child and being fascinated by its depiction of the New York world of glamorous magazines and models.  At the time […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLIV

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1969. Things were heating up!  The Vietnam War seemed to be escalating rather than de-escalating as President Nixon had promised!  Student uprisings had disrupted many college campuses and even some returning army veterans were speaking out! In New York I was becoming even more aware of how much drug use there was. Amphetamines appeared to be t... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLIII

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I met Bob Olton at the restaurant, Soerabaja. The Saturday Evening Post magazine had just stopped publishing a short time before.  It had become extremely conservative and public tastes had changed.  During the 1940s and ’50s it had reflected postwar Americans’ contented view of life: wholesome and traditional. But Vietnam had chang... READ MORE