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Thursday, July 10, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY


The Field Producer
Republican National Convention
Dallas, Texas - 1984

In spite of the cigarette, I was fighting a cold.  It was blazing hot outside and air conditioned to freezing inside.

Hard to believe that was 30 years ago!


Here's the full crew, happy the week is finally over

13 comments:

Jager said...

Still got that hat?

Catalyst/Taylor said...

I don't. Have no idea what happened to it. It was a Stetson I bought on the first night in Dallas.

Stephen Hayes said...

You look pretty darn cool in that white hat.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Thank you.

Phil Perisich said...

Hey, I know it is not you; it is Hunter S. Tompson.

Local reporter Budge Ruffner talked the Prescott Courier into sending him to the 1964 Republican Convention in San Francisco. A man with close ties to Prescott was getting nominated for President, Barry Goldwater. They shared the hotel room.

Steve said...

Just thirty years ago, bet it seems like yesterday

Should Fish More said...

In order for it to HST there would have to be a 12" long holder for the cigarette.
Man, can you imagine if we'd had Stassen as a prez instead of Raygun?? I'd have voted for hiim over Mondale. He might just have won, considering Mondale.

Lowandslow said...

So you spent a week rubbing shoulders with politicians? Did you have to go back to your hotel and decontaminate every evening? :)

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Tom Cochrun said...

Great shot of you at work. I remember those convention weeks! Good thing we were younger then.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Actually I spent several decades with politicians. Most of them weren't so bad.

Judy said...

That guy behind you looks kind of like a young Kent Dana ??

Catalyst/Taylor said...

That IS Kent Dana.

MontclairMom said...

This is one of my all-time favorite photos - it says everything about the people and the time. Classic.