My first home. On California st in San Francisco. I was born here in SF at exactly the same hour as Robert Capa was shooting Marines hitting the beach at Normandy June 6, 1944. It was the 5th in SF. Yup matched birth certificate with Capa records. Doesn’t really mean anything of course, but is just one of those good karma things. My mother told me this morning that she and my father paid $29 per month for a small apartment in this bldg. My father of course spent little time here. His battleship Mississippi based here but mostly out in the Pacific during this wartime. Surely this obscure and insignificant bldg becomes a key point for me now for Off For A Family Drive.
This is a video shot by Brandon Li on the night of the Lucie awards.
Photo of me standing in front of my first home by Bill Kotsatos.