An hour film on the early Monterey, Calfornia photographers who were crucial to the development of modern photography. These include Edward and Brett Weston, Ansel Adams, Morley Baer, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Wynn Bullock and many more. The film is narrated by Jack Lemmon and was his second-to-last job (the next day he recorded the narration for the feature film ``The Legend of Bagger Vance,'' and that was his last job). ``The Roots of California Photography'' was telecast regionally and nationally on PBS and is used for educational purposes by numerous museums. It continues to be telecast on Public Television stations.
Steve gives an overview of the book:
`` . . . Edward Weston and Ansel Adams took different paths, but the restless portrait photographer and the young classical pianist reached the same goal . . each imposed his unique vision on a burgeoning art form he had embraced with a passion.''
Born and raised in St. Louis. In fourth grade at Mary Queen of Peace, a Catholic school in the suburb of Webster Groves, a Mrs. Vanderbrook gave me a 5 (equivalent to an A in public schools) in English; made me feel good about myself. Wrestled at Kirkwood High School; won...
" . . the film explores how, elbow-to-elbow with painters and writers, these impassioned photographers produced great works while popular society remained oblivious to them . . . The film is a labor of...