Laura Faye, Peoria, IllinoisTuesday, December 28, 2010
I took this photograph in September 1983 at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. I have taken very good photographs in my past and most of them (if I may beat on my own drum) I have planned or preconceived. This one was a snap of opportunity. When I took it, I took it and that was that.
Yet if my basement were to flood or burn I believe that the negative of this scan is one I would try and save first.
The cutline under the photograph, which was my only appearance as a photographer for the Chicago Sun Times (I was paid $500 for the shot) says:
Laura Faye of Peoria, 23, is a tall, lovely redhead who has danced since she was 19.