Sunday, June 16, 2013
Recollection: Being in San Francisco in the 1960s (part 1)
here to see it. I'll write more posts on my trip and my years in San Francisco as this post is to give an overview of the nine plus years I lived in the city by the bay, and it cannot be too long... So in mid September 1961 I arrived in Los Angeles (I took the Greyhound Bus from New York and had stopped in many cities.) I met my sponsors who were very nice and kind. Mr. Setrag Vartian was a film editor for the Warner Brothers studios in Hollywood and had also acted and produced a movie earlier. Mrs. Zaruhi Vartian was a singer in the Armenian Church. They had no children and wished for me to stay in Los Angeles and said they would find me a job in Hollywood at the studio. Here they are below (most of these old pictures have been scanned from slides- they are 50 years old and show it.) I am standing in front of St. James Armenian Church (which is no longer at this location I understand.)
I did not like to be a model and never wished to have my photo taken by friends because the styles were quite outlandish. But two pictures were taken after shows when the style was not too strange, as you can see below.