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- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
It seems that while strolling down Broadway one day they (all three of them) happened to pass right by a gorgeous dish ambling along in the opposite direction. "Gosh!" my dad would sigh, "but she was beautiful," the perfect model for the "Gibson Girl!"
Then Bellows said, "How would you like to see that in her birthday suit?" Pop remembers that one of them remarked, "you mean in the altogether?" "That's just what I mean," reiterated Bellows. "I can fix it up!" Dad says that he and his Prospect friend looked incredulously back and forth sure that their leg was being pulled until Dad finally spoke up, "Well I'm game! but I think you're bluffing." Richmond agreed he was game too and a date was made for the following Friday to meet on a nearby corner to see the fair Diana
At that time Bellows showed up, led them across the street and down a dark and dingy side street. There he turned into an even darker alley which wound around a corner to an old three-story loft. They entered this building and went up a rickety flight of stairs to the second floor. Here Bellows dramatically flung back two wide doors saying "There! she is!" leaving two blushing and foolish-feeling fellow Ohioans standing staring at the "dish," while a roomful of earnest young men and women looked up from their busy sketching long enough to give my dad and Paul Richmond, the merry ha! ha! The gal was there all right. She was a professional model and Bellows, who knew it all the time, had quite a bit of fun at my parent's expense. I rather gathered that this was not exactly what the duo had in mind.
A lot of these memories came flooding back to me when I saw some of the stuff George Bellows had painted...
THE GREAT PROFILES
•Life, older and more experienced, was right. What's more, SI mistook Dave Bailey for Doug Hepburn (see cuts).—ED.
However, I am forced to call a "foul." James Naismith was an instructor at the International YMCA College (Springfield, Mass.), now officially known as Springfield College, when he devised the game of basketball to provide an active type of exercise to supplement the formal gymnastic program and not the physical director at the Springfield, Mass. YMCA.
As a graduate of Springfield College 1949, I have more than a passing interest in bringing the editors of Sports Illustrated up to date on their facts.