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Monday, March 29, 2010

Lucy Jarvis

I met Lucy last June when she came into the New Museum with a friend. She left a lasting impression on me with her amazing style and wonderful presence. Since that moment I have oftentimes looked back at her photo wondering when I would see her next. The other day as luck would have it, Lucy walked into the New Museum and I couldn't contain my excitement. I ran up to her and asked if she was the woman I had taken a photo of last year. She said. " Yes, but how do you remember me?" I replied that I could never forget someone as stylish and wonderful and her and we walked outside to take some new photos. She stood in the rain as I snapped away. Turns out Lucy is a celebrated television producer, read more about her amazing career below:

In a remarkable broadcast career spanning nearly fifty years, Lucy Jarvis has made her name by achieving the impossible. In 1963, she was in Moscow filming a documentary when the Cuban Missile Crisis erupted. Undeterred, Jarvis fired off a cable to the White House demanding that President Kennedy end his “little argument” so that she could continue shooting. Afterward, Kennedy joked: “I told Khrushchev if he got the missiles out of Cuba, I would get Lucy Jarvis out of the Kremlin!” The Kremlin was the first of many award-winning documentaries and specials that Jarvis would make for NBC News. Savvy, connected, indomitable, there were few doors that she could not pry open, from the restricted inner sanctums of the Louvre and Scotland Yard to the impenetrable (or so it seemed) enclave of China’s Forbidden City. Along the way, Jarvis also produced a string of investigative documentaries about the crucial social issues of our time, from gun control to drug abuse to the imbalances of the medical system. When she left NBC in 1976 to become an independent producer, Jarvis was one of the first women in history to launch her own production company. Through it all, she credits her success to motherly advice: “She made me believe there was nothing I couldn’t do, and I believed it and, therefore, did it.”(Paley Center for Media)

21 comments:

FairyFiligree said...

What a dame - love those greens...

evalyn said...

Thank you for bringing stories like this to light. We need to know about strong independent women and how they keep "keeping on" in later years.

Love her combination of greens and blues. Very springlike and upbeat.

Valentina_s said...

The blog is very nice and interesting!

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melina bee said...

Ari: you impress me every day! Lucy, I am loving your paisley shirt and classy glasses! More than that, you prove style is attitude! melina bee

Figure5InGold said...

What a color... Beautiful, Ms. Jarvis.

Anastassia Chepelkevitch said...

What an amazing woman with incredible lovely style!

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

very glam

Viktor said...

This is just wonderful!
The story behind the picture, Lucy Jarvis the producer, AND the way you responded to her, remembering her and appreciating her. Really sweet and lovely.
Your blog has developed into something very fine and interesting,

Anonymous said...

Fantastic post!

Susan said...

Love her story - and those glasses! Nice shot, Ari!

Unha Melancia said...

So cute....

Le 21ème said...

WOW, Lucy! Work it! Looking amazing!

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Patty said...

Lucy is now my idol <3 loving that coat!

gih said...

oohh.. grandma still rocks. :-) such a good pose grandma. ;-)

Isabela RB said...

Luv ur website!
Congratulations!

SkorpionUK said...

Ms Jarvis instantly reminded me of Edna 'E' Mode from The Incredibles! I know Edna is based on Edith Head, but the likeness is great... and that's by no means a bad thing!

Just found this blog, and will keep reading. Thank you!

SkorpionUK said...

Ms Jarvis instantly reminded me of Edna 'E' Mode from The Incredibles! I know Edna is based on Edith Head, but the likeness is great... and that's by no means a bad thing!

Just found this blog, and will keep reading. Thank you!

Sky Pies said...

What a lovely lady! Fabulous glasses! I love it when older women still dress well. Really interesting story as well, good job on your blog and keep it up!

http://skiepies.blogspot.com/

Sarah M said...

OMGGGGGGGG the idea of your blog is BRILLIANT! i totally agree! as one ages he or she gets fiercer! :D

Love your blog it makes me happy and want to grow old! :) i hate being 18!!!

Fluorescent said...

i just found this blog and i love the idea!!

Michelle said...

Fabulous! What an amazing and stylish life she must have led. I only hope I can be so lucky. You have a new subscriber!

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