The last time we saw him was at the PBS party for the release of their Marilyn Monroe show. A guy came up behind me and whispered “It’s Bob”. I turned , recognized him, started crying and kissed him on the forehead in that order. We had communicated by email, but I hadn’t seen him for a very long time.
The mark of Bob’s editorship was an understanding of the important issues facing so called ordinary people. With this he transformed Redbook and McCalls and influenced all of the women’s magazines.
I learned from his assignments that an ordinary subject could lead to seriously interesting photographs . He did not always agree with my choice. He had his vision. He went by it. More important to me, he was a great friend, a constant friend, and so, another missing friend.
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