Thursday, August 03, 2006

Ticket-taker, We Hardly Knew Ye

The tall, elderly gentleman who took tickets at the Tivoli Theatre died on Tuesday.

His name was Bob Smith. I didn't know that.

He was a top model in Paris in the 60s and 70s, and was photographed by Richard Avedon, Jerry Schatzberg and Helmut Newton. I didn't know that.

He was raised by 6 aunts, and gave up his glamorous modeling career to take care of them when they needed him. I had no idea.

To me, he was just a ticket-taker. I missed all that. What else are we all missing in the people we barely see?


Blogger Sara said...

What an incredible story.
He was such a gentleman.

8/03/2006 10:36 PM  
Anonymous keith said...

It really is amazing what we do not know about some of the people we come into contact with on a daily basis. Those people, those tireless people, that provide services and products to us really do have lives "behind the scenes".

We need to think about those people more often and be couteous and lend a helping hand like so many already do.

8/06/2006 3:11 PM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

Great post and human interest story.

8/06/2006 7:03 PM  

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