Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2020/03/31

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Subject: [Leica] RETROSPECT 59
From: amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak)
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:12:57 -0500

On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 Bill Clough <billclough042541 at>wrote:

>In 1974, the Houston Grand Opera premiered ?The Seagull,? based on the
>Anton Checkov play. The rehearsal did not go well. At one point, the
>libretto called for the sound of a gunshot offstage. The stage hands did
>not have a blank gun for the rehearsal, so they simulated the gunshot by
>slamming a two-by-four on the stage floor. The director was not happy.

>?Where?s the gunshot?? he demanded.

>An apologetic stagehand replied, ?We don?t have a gun.?

>?Well,? the director huffed, ?there certainly was a gun in Dallas!?


I love the shot.  All your retros are so good.


Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Photo Services
UPAA Photographer of the Year 1978
UPAA Master of the Profession 2014
amr3 at

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