The Daily Goodbye
Happy Friday everyone. As we close the week out, here's a look at some interesting people who passed away.
The L.A. Times today has an obituary on Julius Shulman, a photographer of modern architecture. You might not recognize his name but you may have seen his photographs of the homes of some of the great 20th-century architects -- Frank Lloyd Wright, Raphael S. Soriano and John Lautner, to name a few. If you're into this stuff you may find it interesting that Shulman's 1960 photograph of Pierre Koenig's glass-walled, cantilevered house above the lights of Los Angeles, became one of the most famous architectural pictures ever taken in the United States.
Hart McNee, a New Orleans flutist and saxophonist who frequently played at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, died. Since 1990 he was a fixture in New Orleans, performing each year with the Bywater Brass Band in the St. Cecilia walking parade. Prior he lived in San Francisco performing with Otis Rush, John Lee Hooker and Michael Bloomfield.
Some quick hits from around the web:
Jean Sprain Wilson, a female journalist who interviewed subjects such as Princess Grace of Monaco and murderer Charles Manson, died in Rockville.
Pat Brady, a punter for the University of Nevada who punted for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the early 1950s, died. In 1953 and 1954 he led the NFL in punting before a career ending injury.
Cal Olson, a photographer for the Forum paper in Fargo, N.D., who shot an image from a 1957 tornado there which became an iconic image, died. Olson's photo, of a man carrying a young girl from tornado wreckage, still reminds people of the 50-year-old disaster. He was part of the staff that won the Pulitzer in 1958 for the coverage.
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