My Own Private CRASH

A story about the convergence of events, and also about my father. During my last year at art school, I was bolted awake from a morning sleep-in by my ringing telephone. As soon as I heard my father’s voice, I knew something was wrong. I just had to call you to hear that you’re alright. […]

The More I See You; a video tribute

My husband, David, performed his usual magic, with a little help from Final Cut Pro and one of my father’s favorite songs—The More I See You—to bring about this pictorial tribute to my father, Douglas Laurence. It was shown for the first time on his birthday, December 16, 2012, to a small gathering of friends […]

My Stepfather Doug

This remembrance is contributed by my half-brother, Dave: I was five years old, living with my mother, aunt, and cousins Maggie and Valerie, in New York City. I kept seeing a man by the name of Doug Jenkinson dating my mother. We instantly liked each other. A stand out memory was my future stepfather having […]

An Elvis Story

When people learn of my father’s movie career, the first question they invariably ask is, “Did you get to meet Elvis?” YES. In fact, I did.  If I hadn’t already been swept away in my generation’s culture tsunami of “Beatlemania”, this might have been a more-earthshaking event in my young life. Still, to my 12 […]