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Image Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer
by Mark Johnstone published Jul 26, 1977 last modified May 31, 2013 02:20 PM — filed under: , , ,
Marshall: Here is a fine meal @ the High Life Bar + Cafe in Pueblo (Magdelena moved from Roy's). Please note the scale. If I can't find anyone to keep animals when I come, can I bring them and leave them w/ you when I go to Boston? If no, say so. Right now we are about to sort for the final show. Much interesting work. Later, and don't take any wooden nukey. M
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Image Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer
by Mark Johnstone published Mar 10, 1976 last modified May 31, 2013 02:13 PM — filed under: , , ,
Talked to [Michael] Ballou the other evening—says bring a sweater, the warehouse doesn't rise above 50º-55º, (oughta bring bag + pad too—he doesn't guarantee a human heater). See ya Saturday, Mark
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Image Mark Johnstone, Michael Ballou and Marshall Mayer to Bob Sauer
by Mark Johnstone published Mar 20, 1977 last modified May 31, 2013 01:33 PM — filed under: , , ,
Hi pal—Michael has been THE gracious host. [from Michael] Mark has been a perfect gentleman. [from Marshall] Both of us have been lying. [from Michael] Marsh's face looks like the north end of a south bound mule [from Mark] He's lying, a little bit. [from Marshall] Ballou's brain is
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Image Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer and Bonnie Lambert
by Mark Johnstone published Sep 28, 1977 last modified Apr 12, 2013 05:34 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Marsh + Bonnie: Sounds good, will be expecting you for a *gala* time on the town. If you (Marshall) could do me a favor, would greatly appreciate. Bring any and all literature pertaining to conceptual photog, especially pictures [photography + language, Dumb Ox, some of yr. work]. I have to shoot slides next week for a presentation on Friday Thanks M (+Boy, do I have surprises for you!—No couch yet, sooo it's the carpeted floor + pads) Opposite: [Michael] Ballou as the Fonz
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Image Michael Ballou to Bob Sauer
by Michael Ballou published Mar 20, 1976 last modified Mar 20, 2013 05:09 PM — filed under: , , ,
Dear Bob Mark [Johnstone] is fine Marshall [Mayer] is an asshole—unlike my GOOD friend Carl—Ballou Marshs [sic] would-be dong
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Image Michael Ballou and Mark Johnstone to Bob Sauer
by Michael Ballou published Mar 20, 1976 last modified Mar 20, 2013 10:51 AM — filed under: , , ,
Dear Bob—the man sitting across from us has "sideburns" growing out of his ears—the man next to Mark has a hairy nose—[from Mark] We are at the counter of the drug store on the other postcard. Ballou is mad @ Marshall [Mayer]
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Image Mark Johnstone to Marshall Mayer
by Mark Johnstone published Jul 07, 1977 last modified Jan 27, 2013 07:57 PM — filed under: , ,
Marsh: Probably will arrive on or about Aug 25—Can't really make it sooner because of logistics in getting from Boston to L.A. Might be able to make it a wee bit sooner. [Michael] Ballou and I are dynamite in volleyball as the human wall and the ten foot spike. Got some dynamite stuff to show you when I get out. Am finally getting some stuff I like.
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Image Michael Ballou to Marshall Mayer
by Michael Ballou published Jul 07, 1977 last modified Sep 18, 2012 03:27 PM — filed under: ,
Dear Marsh—and a perfect post-card to boot?—Will Marsh and believe in magic do you remember the man in the drug store in MPLS. who looked so much like you (the one with the hair growing out of his ear) well I saw him in Durango—imagined my dismay when I found out that it wasn't you—Ballou
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