Marilyn dated a Japanese American in high school. She knows the cultural battle between the Mexican and Chinese Gardener families. Her best friend married into a Mexican family that owned a large property in the Sawtelle where they nurtured potted plants and trees. This history fits well with the inhabitants of the Hights. Joaquin Miller instigated Oakland’s Arbor Day.
Here is the testimony of Steven Silverstein who met and worked for the real Sarah Moon. Marilyn Reed was a friend of the Silverstein family and posed for a photographic shoot on Malibu Beach, where Steven honed his skills that would make him world famous. I did a painting from this image and gave it to my childhood sweetheart.
“I was broke when I returned but a month later got a call from Sarah Moon whom I had met while in Paris. She asked if I would help her crew with a production in Los Angeles. With the money I made, I bought a new 35mm Nikon and launched the testing I hoped would take me back to Paris. I worked hard at it, working twice a month with two models, Amy and Pam. To support myself I took a job as a waiter but was so bad at it I only lasted a…
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