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Bob Pacquin Curious about 'The Washington Squares' (16) RE: Curious about 'The Washington Squares' 21 Jun 00


Art,

What a vivid picture! I've got to see them! As to your comments on Woody--I was once acquainted with a woman by the name of Guthrie, we worked on a newspaper together(This being thirty years ago) On day, we were chatting about this and that, and I asked the obvious question. Long, cold silence.

Finally, very tersely, she said,"Yes, he was part of the family, but a part of it that they didn't like to talk about."

I found it a bit strange, because she was certainly on the right side politically. Many years later, when the myth of Woody Guthrie started to fray a bit, I discovered that, on the personal level, he wasn't the paragon that he was musically, and it occurred to me that this, more than politics, was why her family didn't like to talk about him.


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