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Some years ago Laurie Pepper (widow of saxophonist Art Pepper) shot some footage here at my studio for her film project Straight Life, starring James Intveld. It was a stranger than fiction moment as I had read the book Straight Life some years before, had mutual friends with Laurie Pepper (but had never met her), and of course had been friends with James Intveld since the early 80’s L.A. Rockabilly scene. I’m not sure if the film was ever completed as it was a major labor of love for all involved, but I have heard that Laurie P. has made the rounds to various Jazz functions/conventions lecturing and showing some of the footage. The book was a phenomenal read by the way.

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