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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLIX

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May, 1969. I met Paul Bartel and Bunny Dexter for coffee. Bunny had “played” the part of the patient on the operating table when we made our short movie, Naughty Nurse.  She didn’t have to do anything but lie on an operating table and Paul was hoping to have the kind of limited attention we’d gotten when we made The Secret Cinema. ... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLVIII

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It’s not easy to explain what made Elaine’s such a special place out of all of the special places that there were in New York at the time, the ’60s! It was a special time and a magic time in spite of riots, demonstrations, war and assassinations!  Much of the culture and media spoke of nhallucinogenic experiences and that unreal [&h... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLVII

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My agent Pema Browne had gotten a beautiful male Persian kitten for her young son, Brian. The kitten was named Shalimar with a lot of Cat Fancy fancy cat aristocratic names added. Brian was too young to have a kitten and Shalimar was becoming more and more traumatized as time went on.  Pema called me and since I’d admired and played with ... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLVI

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Finally, spring 1969, with hope that life would become less chaotic! I met with Gary Van Kirk and Bill Rilling for dinner at the Inca Restaurant downtown. Friends of ours, Louie Negin and Charles Dunlop, had arrived on the SS Queen Elizabeth II’s maiden voyage. They had arrived from London where Charles was a film designer and Louie was... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLV

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February, 1969. Taking a break from work and checking my schedule from The Museum of Modern Art I saw that there was a screening of the movie, Cover Girl with Rita Hayworth.  I remembered having seen it as a child and being fascinated by its depiction of the New York world of glamorous magazines and models.  At the time […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLIV

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1969. Things were heating up!  The Vietnam War seemed to be escalating rather than de-escalating as President Nixon had promised!  Student uprisings had disrupted many college campuses and even some returning army veterans were speaking out! In New York I was becoming even more aware of how much drug use there was. Amphetamines appeared to be t... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLIII

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I met Bob Olton at the restaurant, Soerabaja. The Saturday Evening Post magazine had just stopped publishing a short time before.  It had become extremely conservative and public tastes had changed.  During the 1940s and ’50s it had reflected postwar Americans’ contented view of life: wholesome and traditional. But Vietnam had chang... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLII

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We were getting used to Richard Nixon as President. So far, not so good! There were still protests everywhere and in spite of Nixon’s attempts to make good his promise to bring us together it wasn’t working! Supposedly Henry Kissinger would be a wise adviser to the president but a short time after he joined the administration the US... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLI

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What an amazing decade — the ’60s.  And how amazing to be living in New York during the ’60s!  When I arrived in New York in 1960 Eisenhower was for a few more months still President. I took so much for granted but didn’t think that much about any of it.  I was excited to feel that I’d finally […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CL

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Those last days of 1968!  There was so much going on — aside from all the political chaos. It was as if New York was on an energetic social cultural binge to balance the energy expended on warfare, police riots and anti war demonstrations!  The city was in full swing, the anger subverted and filtered into […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIX

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So after 1968 and all its turmoil we were staggering into 1969 with Nixon telling us in his inaugural speech that we “should all stop shouting at one another“! That was easier said than done! But the Paris Peace Talks were planned with Henry Cabot Lodge going as administrator. He had previously been the American ambassador to South Vietn... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVIII

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1968. The end of a tumultuous year! A year full of dissent, assassinations, war and certainly protest!  It was frequently being said that there hadn’t been as much violent dissent since the Civil War. There had been a lot during the Depression but it was being said that this was worse! Johnny Meyer decided to end the […]... READ MORE