Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I knew Susan Anspach

What follows is something I wrote about Susan Anspach on an IMDb message board a year or two back. I'm posting here now because someone respond to my post and suggested I should write about the 60's and 70's.
Maybe I should.
I think it was the summer of 67 when I met Susan. 
It was an odd meeting but easily remembered. 
A friend of mine from high school was studying to be a priest up in Rhinebeck. 
He called me and asked if I would like to join with him and some of his seminarian friends for a picnic at the beach at the Rockaways. 
When I arrived, I saw this really great looking girl wearing a Bikini. Her name was Susan Anspach,the sister of one of the seminarians. 
At the time, if I recall everything correctly, she was working as an actress in Shakespear in the Park and would be leaving the city in a few days for a screen test out in Hollywood. 
We were getting along pretty good, enough that I dared to suggest we get together when she came back from Hollywood. She gave me her phone number and I said I would call in a couple of weeks. 
I never did call because before I was scheduled to call, I met and fell in love with the girl I married. 
I hope all has gone well for Susan over the years. I really did think she looked stunning in her Bikini. 
One of these days I should really write about my life. To give just a brief idea of some of the interesting situations I have found myself in: 
I once had a conversation with Otto Preminger in his NY office. I talked my way out of having my throat slit open. It took about ten minutes to convince the guy it would be a bad idea to do that. I was friends with Tom Clay, the number one DJ in Detroit during the 60's and through him met some people in the record business out in Hollywood, including a man who claimed to be the manager for the Everly Brothers. If he wasn't their manager, he at least had some kind of connection to them because he had a key to visit their office where I saw their gold records on the wall. 
I could go on but I just wanted to post here to remember Susan and tell her I never forgot her.

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