inkwell.vue.426 : Philip Fradkin, "Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife," Nov 10-24
permalink #101 of 109: 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!
  
inkwell.vue.426 : Philip Fradkin, "Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife," Nov 10-24
permalink #102 of 109: 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!
  
inkwell.vue.426 : Philip Fradkin, "Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife," Nov 10-24
permalink #103 of 109: 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.
  
inkwell.vue.426 : Philip Fradkin, "Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife," Nov 10-24
permalink #104 of 109: 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>
  
inkwell.vue.426 : Philip Fradkin, "Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife," Nov 10-24
permalink #105 of 109: 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.
  
inkwell.vue.426 : Philip Fradkin, "Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife," Nov 10-24
permalink #106 of 109: Frako Loden (frako) Wed 11 Jul 12 17:18
    
Interesting! I'd love to encourage a film like that.
  
inkwell.vue.426 : Philip Fradkin, "Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife," Nov 10-24
permalink #107 of 109: 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!
  
inkwell.vue.426 : Philip Fradkin, "Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife," Nov 10-24
permalink #108 of 109: 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.
  
inkwell.vue.426 : Philip Fradkin, "Everett Ruess: His Short Life, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife," Nov 10-24
permalink #109 of 109: 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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