We recently had the chance to look through Tom’s photo collection and a couple of films with Chris Gomez and John Balcolm. They must have recognized most of the people in one of the films and quite a few of the people in the photos. Here is one with John’s brother. Next we’ll post a photo of Chris’ sister. But were dragged to Beaux Arts by their older siblings when they were in high school. More on that later.
July 4th, 1971 Florida Poetry and Folk Singing Contest.
Tom Reese (not shown) is handing Awards to playwright Gilbert Maxwell who presented the First Place Poetry prize to Richard Balcomb who is standing to his left while Richard’s wife Betty looks on, Ken Jones far right was about to receive the first place Folk Singers award.
Gilbert Maxwell was a poet/playwright of note and personal friend of the famous Pulitzer Prize winning Southern author Tennessee Williams. (Unknown photographer.)