Above: Bob Dylan illustration by Kelsey Sartory.Unless specified otherwise, all text on this blog is copyright © 2012 by Ray Young.
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Cool. Yes, I can relate. I had many requests - almost daily - that made no sense whatsoever or revealed an ignorance so extraordinary that I genuinely wondered how the dimwit on the other end of the phone got their job in the first place. Especially at magazines that specialized in entertainment (ah yes, there was the little ditz at EW who wasn't sure who Clint Eastwood was. She's probably an editor by now). I used to joke that I was waiting for someone to request a photo of the jazz musician known as the Loneliest Monk.I've forgotten most of them but I'm pretty sure I got the Yeti request. And anachronisms were routine (someone with something that wasn't invented while they were alive). A funny aside - the filmmaker used Harold Lloyd in one sequence. Well, I know for a fact the Lloyd estate routinely calls up and threatens to sue anyone using an image of him for any purpose. And my old boss being such a coward (a crook but still a coward) he pulled all Lloyd photos, even though they can legally be used for editorial (i.e. non-commercial) use. I wonder if Getty got any heat from them with this film.
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