Thursday, August 06, 2009

North Shore Saddened by John Hughes Death

"I don't think anyone has come close to him as being the poet of the youth of America in the postwar period. He was to them what Shakespeare was to the Elizabethan Age." -Ben Stein

We send our deepest sympathy to the family of John Hughes, the famous movie director who has passed away in New York City. He was only 59 and suffered a heart attack while walking in Central Park. Hughes brought Chicago's North Shore, including Wilmette, to the movie screen in a number of wonderful films. Pictured above is Wilmette's Romona School, the elementary school in Uncle Buck.

John Hughes was an avid Republican. The news of the recent days: the unprecedented national debt; the beginnings of a domestic, volunteer spy program; the impression that Washington will cram its solution to healthcare down the throats of the American citizen whether or not they want it might be the very real cause of death.

UPDATE: Reader Danny Bloom has commented and also sent an email with a link to an article with a picture of John Hughes in Chicago in 2009.


Blogger DANIELBLOOM said...

This AFP wire story did use the 2009 photo, they are the only wire service to do, I assume because it is an AFP file photo.

Aug 16, 2009, 4:10:00 AM  
Blogger Publia said...

Thanks, Dan, I linked to your link on the main post.

Aug 17, 2009, 9:58:00 AM  
Blogger DANIELBLOOM said...

Also, at this website, you can see that the AFP photo above link shows a bigger photo of the same photo with John's two sons seated on both sides of him at a January 1, 2009 Detroit Red Wings hockey game, which the Red Wings won, yeah! It's a nice family photo.

Aug 18, 2009, 12:59:00 AM  
Blogger DANIELBLOOM said...

Aug 18, 2009, 1:00:00 AM  
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