To: Mark Johnstone

                   
Linda Montgomery to Mark Johnstone Linda Montgomery to Mark Johnstone

Linda Montgomery to Mark Johnstone

Hey cowboy! The ways of the west seems strange here, but the sun is awfully nice :) up tomorrow morn by 6:00 again off for a big breakfast & then—to the courts! John promises to bring a picher [sic] of gator-aide-looking pick-me-ups perhaps with alcohol content—[?] could dig getting semi-loaded soaking up some sun—Wish you were here—Not too much going on but tennis, tennis, & more tennis & most people I've met have been friendly—girls that is—can't wait to see you xoxoxxx—Greetings to [?], Don & Dave! Love, Linda

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Tom Swope to Mark Johnstone Tom Swope to Mark Johnstone

Tom Swope to Mark Johnstone

Dear Mark I would love to see you; bring a portfolio of your GREATEST WORKS. Telephone number in Danville ([redacted]. Anytime. You can always teach some of my classes, although you might find them different from those in a private girls school. If you need a good book to buy (for yourself) get J. [John] Szarkowski's LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS (Museum of Modern Art). Tom Besides which, we can go to the local (San Francisco—Berkeley) exhibitions of photography. This is a good month for same.

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

May 21 Dear Mark, You are invited to the opening of a showing of art by myself and Clyde Smith on Friday, May 31, 1974 at 8:30 PM in the Great Hall of Armstrong. My photographs will be on exhibit May 29 through June 4. Come when you can. Sincerely, Marshall

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Mark, Sorry I couldn't stop in on my way down from Montana but I arrived in the Springs at 2:30 am on the 21st. I am very much interested in submitting in your publication. Please send full details. I am studying w/ B. [Beaumont] Newhall and David Vestal here so it looks good. Should give my portfolio a boost. I'll be up soon—Marshall

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Les Krims to Mark Johnstone Les Krims to Mark Johnstone

Les Krims to Mark Johnstone

Dear Mark—The Deerslayers and Little People folios are $3.50 each, and the Stack O'Wheats folio is $2.50. I'm sure if you send those amount plus .50c postage to Light Impressions they'll fill your order. I know they have lots of all things you mentioned left, because I was there yesterday. One day I'll try and sit down and let you know some of my feelings about the medium. Verbalizing about it is really difficult for me. Hope Light Impressions comes through for you. Best Les Krims Air Mail

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Mark, I got your postcards—choice of images incredible as always! I'll be down on the 5th or 6th on my way back to Arizona so we can talk then. I've asked Barbara to come along but if she can't, you might consider it. From 6th to 12th if you can get the time off. going to SPE [Society for Photographic Education] conference in Tempe with stops at Albuquerque and points between (Grand Canyon?). Barbara will know by Tuesday and if negative I'll call you. At any rate see you Wed. or Thurs. Marshall

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Photos by Marshall Mayer Mark, Sorry I missed you while I was up. I really wanted to see what you are doing and I had all my stuff along. I will have prints to you by the middle of March of a photo I have designed but not made. I hear the response is not prolific but I'll contribute and there are several more people who might be interested down here. I need Peter Carney's address in Arizona so send it ASAP. Marsh Tell me when your senior show opens. I'll come up.

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Linda Montgomery to Mark Johnstone Linda Montgomery to Mark Johnstone

Linda Montgomery to Mark Johnstone

Dear Mark Traveling's been great. Went camping for a beautiful 3 day stretch in Utah. Drove through the most awesome canyons & hiked 3 mi into one at the end of which—a big waterfall. Shooting lots of film although trying to capture the grandeur of those rocks is a challenge Vegas—a real treat. The nite life here is ooh-la-la I've learned the game of craps but far from mastered it. The outcomes have been up & down with our last night at a big-time casino—Really plush, red carpets, chandeliers, fat cats everywhere & Randy cleaned up after which winnings totaled $190. After lots of celebrating-dead from excitement & exhaustion‚ heading for the coast. Had my picture taken & made into a "photo button" in less than a minute—color—pretty outrageous to wear around. Good luck in the photo bus—saw your latest p. c. effort in Durango—cute! Love, Linda

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Mark, Just arrived in the place of a lifetime after 48 straight hours of driving + pot. Found these two young lovelies in a gas station restroom. After a brief respite, went off to look for pink flamingos. No luck yet. See you the 27th. Marshall

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Beth Gafarian to Mark Johnstone Beth Gafarian to Mark Johnstone

Beth Gafarian to Mark Johnstone

For the immortal being the motor roads have no meaning. But, oh Lord, let me triumph over distance and delay. [?]

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Beth Gafarian to Mark Johnstone Beth Gafarian to Mark Johnstone

Beth Gafarian to Mark Johnstone

Ate (a'te) means delusion or infatuation. Though often personified as a minor diety [sic], it is really a concept rather than a mythological figure.

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Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Hang on. See ya Wed PM xo Bonnie & Marshall

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Mark, This is an example of my work for the book—I hope its' [sic] in one piece. Sorry we didn't get to look at you're book stuff—we actually came looking for you after the printer but nowhere to be located. I'll most likely be down for the 4th with some work—I'll probably call to verify anything. I moved—[address redacted and phone]. Just finished applying to Ferguson Grant to pay for this book—I sure home Scott [McLeod] can do a better job—200 line screen AT LEAST. We all want it nice. Molly's getting excited to come. Marshall

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Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone

Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone

Thursday July 1, 1976 Dear Mark—NYC is mostly weird & sweaty. Lots to look at & to smell. Yesterday at the Whitney I saw a whole roomful of religious furniture made out of silver & gold foil. It is the best art I've seen so far, & maybe ever. Hope your bicentennial celebrations are memorable. Bonnie

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Mark, I think you done it! Reminds me of a place in S. W. Iowa. How was your trip? How is my sister? Did Scott [McLeod] ever talk to you? Bonnie [Lambert] and I are on a shakedown cruise this weekend in preparation for September. Looks like all will be comfortable. We have to talk soon. Marshall

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Mark, This traveling is the greatest. Thanks for coming to Bonnie's opening and I really hope you get to come to Los Angeles with us. Marshall

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Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone

Bonnie Lambert to Mark Johnstone

9.8.76 Dear Mark—Billings doesn't have much magic for us: 2 days are quite enough. The car had to be re-aligned, but otherwise everything is A-OK. On to Chico Hot Springs & Glacier. I am happy you made it to my opening. xo Bonnie

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Marshall Mayer to Mark Johnstone

Mark, Lots of photographs though I wish I were rich so's I could take advantage of all this. Bonnie and I could have had a fire tonight but too many bears. We're in the hotel on the other bank. Marshall

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