Spencer Crilly = Zoltan Spencer (My Uncle Bud) and Don Brown = Bob Vosse (Dad) pix #films

So, you can have those mornings when you get very irritated about who your parents were, or how you spent your teen years, and then you grow up and well?  You just lived your life, you know?  And maybe you are a writer because of it.  Which is what happened to me, anyway.

So my father and my uncle were both in film, many kinds of film.

I’m thinking of the show Mad Men because, well, my whole childhood is spent in the company of mad men, on some levels.  They did what they wanted that is for certain.  First pictures of my Uncle Spence.  Spencer Crilly.  Later he would take on the name Zoltan Spencer, just like dad took on his name to make the films they did.

But this is my Uncle.

Spencer Crilly, later Zoltan Spencer (FILM)
Spencer Crilly, later Zoltan Spencer (FILM)

This is my Uncle Spence (who I called Uncle Bud) when he was very young in Hollywood.  He was a magician at The Magic Castle when he was little.

Spencer Crilly Magic Castle era
Spencer Crilly Magic Castle era

So my uncle was at USC  when he was very young in the 1940’s — I got the ref for what he was doing yesterday — so cute.

My Uncle Spencer Crilly
My Uncle Spencer Crilly

So he made lots of films all over the world.  At the end of his life in the 70’s he made some Blue Movies, the posters of which are in the web.  He made those under the name Zoltan Spencer.  Which is kind of funny, actually.

Dad did the same thing.

Only moreso.

My uncle:

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19680919&id=F7dWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bekDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2193,935785&hl=en

Or:

My Uncle Spencer Crilly -- films
My Uncle Spencer Crilly — films

So anyway there are now entries for my uncle and my father in the web.  And their films.

And they are in the IMDB too.

And their films are in the web?

Some of them.

So Dad.  Don Brown before he changed his “nom de film” to Bob Vosse made Surfing films and Bullfight films.  But then, He was Bob Vosse.  And my mother left him.

So Dad.

Don Brown and Jo Brown wedding in Pasadena -- PARENTS
Don Brown and Jo Brown wedding in Pasadena — PARENTS

The reason I picked Valentine Bonnaire as a nom de plume is because Dad used those initials for himself.  In the Bob Vosse years.

Early pix of him:

Dad.  Don Brown aka Bob Vosse.
Dad. Don Brown aka Bob Vosse.

Earlier:

Don Brown films
Don Brown films

and

dad!

You know?

They are both in the web as both.

Thanks heavens because both of them are gone now.

Little scraps of them EXIST.

My mother.  She destroyed my relationship to dad by age 13.

My Uncle Spence passed away in 1977.

TRUTH.

from Adrienne

So I am going to hunt down all te film posters and other things.

xxoo!

from me.

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