David was a man of great curiosity and wide knowledge. (At University he was a philosophy major with a chemistry minor.)
|David S Danby|
For most of David's working life he was a movie theatre manager. First at the Wilmette Theatre, then the 3-Penny Cinema in Chicago, and later, octaplexes (8 screen theaters — he hated those).
He was full of surprises. When the photography of Vivian Maier came to light I was telling him about her, partly because many of her photographs were taken in the neighborhood where we grew up — one was taken outside the door of where we grew up. His response was nonplussed: "Yeah, I knew her. She used to stop by the theatre and we'd talk." Holy Hell.
For the last 25 years we were separated by a continent, an ocean and the equator. He visited Brisbane and we returned back to Chicago; but it was hard.
So, I'm headed back to Chicago. I hope you will forgive a brief hiatus.
Love you, Dave.