Inkwell: Authors and Artists
Frako Loden (frako) Wed 30 Nov 11 14:12
Yes, it has. I feel like I've been living in Ruess's world for the past 20 days. Thanks for a marvelous book, Philip, and the many pleasures I foresee exploring the places and things you've described!
David Gans (tnf) Wed 30 Nov 11 14:37
I've been to many of them, and now I want to see more of them!
Frako Loden (frako) Wed 30 Nov 11 15:52
I've been looking into getting a high-clearance vehicle for the past few years JUST so I can get to places like Davis Gulch.
Frako Loden (frako) Wed 11 Jul 12 08:47
I was looking at my framed print of Everett Ruess's "Granite & Cypress" when I looked down at my SF Chronicle and found an obituary for Philip L. Fradkin, who died Saturday at his home in Point Reyes Station. He was 77. The Everett Ruess book was indeed his last. Here is his obituary by Sam Whiting: <http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Philip-Fradkin-writer-and-historian- dead-at-77-3697771.php>
David Gans (tnf) Wed 11 Jul 12 09:54
I saw the obit this morning, too. Damn shame. It's a very good book. I recently met a man who is working on a film (not a doc) about Ruess, and I had suggested he contact Fradkin.
Frako Loden (frako) Wed 11 Jul 12 17:18
Interesting! I'd love to encourage a film like that.
David Gans (tnf) Wed 11 Jul 12 18:10
It's a long way form production, but the producer seems intent on making a narrative film about Everett's life. I will definitely keep track of his progress!
Andrew Alden (alden) Wed 11 Jul 12 19:34
I just learned this news and am so sorry that the last chapter in his life, discussed in this topic, was so short.
the view from prescription hill (cjb) Thu 12 Jul 12 20:36
Yes, he had earned far more walks along the beach. Clearly, however, having just finished reading the entirety of this topic, he has left all of us with a fine body of good works and I look forward to exploring them.
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