Wednesday, August 19, 2009
BETTY and YUSHA, AUGUST 18 SHOOT
Spent the hot day Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Newport on location, shooting two of the prominent people for many years in the city: Betty "Boop" Blake and Hugh D. "Yusha" Auchincloss III, both close friends of Eileen Slocum. Betty, at age 93, rightly observed that she is likely the oldest living friend of Eileen -- they were just three months apart in age, and knew each other from toddlerhood. Both Betty and Yusha were superb.
Pictured here are: Dave on the shoot with Betty, at her estate, Indian Spring; Yusha in the dining room of his house on Hammersmith Farm, where he and Jackie Kennedy Onassis, step-siblings, lived during World War II and later (Jackie's wedding photo on table below paintings); Betty with one of her dogs after the shoot; and Yusha and Wayne (back to camera) during shooting at Hammersmith.