While going through my archive today I found a couple of “lost” clips I shot of Julius Shapiro during a photo shoot on October 31, 2013 for "The Wondrous Lives of Julius Shapiro" written by his daughter Laurie Gwen Shapiro. The camera audio is terrible at best but this moment with Julius is priceless.
Narratively’s description of Laurie’s story:
He was a jovial Lower East Side gangster, wartime chemical researcher and secretive color television pioneer. An inquisitive daughter wants the full story, but this ninety-three-year-old would rather drink his coffee and read his book in peace.
Some outtakes from the shoot.
"The best summers of my life were spent in the cottage Pop had built on Lake Muskegon in 1908" - Buster Keaton
Happy to share that Chasing Buster Keaton, a three-part documentary I produced for Guitarkadia, will screen at the 25th Annual Buster Keaton Convention this October 4-6 in Muskegon, MI.
The International Buster Keaton Society extended an invitation this Spring and I couldn’t have been more proud. Check out all the presentations, films, and talks scheduled for that weekend. The shorts are scheduled as follows:
Part One - October 4 at 2:45 p.m.
Part Two - October 5 at 2:15 p.m.
Part Three - October 6 at 10:00 (plus Q&A with yours truly)
Can’t make it to the convention? Watch Chasing Buster Keaton on Guitarkadia right now and see Lee Ranaldo, Kaki King, Dan Zanes and others in action performing new scores to Buster Keaton films. [Part One] [Part Two] and [Part Three].