Bob visits the Historic Hampton House where he captured the iconic image of Malcolm X taking a picture of Cassius Clay (Mohammad Ali) on the night Clay won the heavyweight boxing title in an upset victory over Sonny Liston. Today, at the 58th anniversary of the fight, The Hampton House museum recreates that iconic moment.Continue reading “Recreating the magic”
The Mason Contractors Association of America asked me to dream up an ad that would attest to the permanence of their products. I suggested the Ten Commandments, blown clear in the sands after thousands of years. Cecil B. DeMille had them made in the ancient Aramaic language for his epic movie “The Ten Commandments.” IContinue reading “Divine Intervention”
A deadly second wave of coronavirus is devastating India. They make vaccines for the world, but few Indians have been inoculated. My photo of this woman, made at an earlier time, shows her offering prayers at a holy site with the traditional flowers, the little copper vessel for water, offerings in the plastic bag, etc.Continue reading “Offering Prayers”
Honored that the Library of Congress chose my photo of Malcolm X & Ali in their selection of 12 “Great Photographs” in the LCM magazine and current exhibition. © Bob Gomel
The actor George Segal died Tuesday. He was one of my favorite subjects. Almost the same age (I was 6 months older), both born in NYC of Jewish ancestry, neither of us had a Bar Mitzvah. When he went to the iconic clothier Morty Sills for his first bespoke Tuxedo, I, too, became a customer.Continue reading “George Segal”
The BBC asked Bob for an interview for a story they are doing on Mohammed Ali. They shot the interview at Bob’s house with a local crew while the director called the shots live over remote video conferencing from the UK. Photo by Sandy Gomel
While Bob is well know for his legendary photography, he was also a US Naval Aviator from 1954-1958 rising to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Not only that, he flew the Grumman F9F-8 Cougar taking off and landing from aircraft carriers. On this Veterans Day – we thank you for your service, Lt. Gomel!
While awaiting election results, a comforting distraction for me is looking at my old photographs. This one-for an annual report- of a geologist searching for oil, 2004.
Twice Oscared, she wrote a book- and a funny one too-“Every Frenchman Has One”! Olivia de Havilland July, 26, 2020 at 104. (The opening page from my LIFE story.)