November 5th, 2011

A day with Danny Glover

I was a reporter at the Whidbey News-Time in the early Nineties when I had the opportunity to meet Hollywood legend Danny Glover, a “guest” at NAS Whidbey as he and co-star Brad Johnson prepared for lead roles in the film “Flight of the Intruder.” Among other things, the visit to the Navy base to research his role included a couple of hours being dropped, dunked and dragged through the pool. I had a similar experience once during an unsuccessful bid to fly in an A-6. Glover and Johnson, a native of eastern Washington, were gracious as I followed with notepad and camera. Glover has a sense of humor, as evidenced by one photo I took during a “dukes up” interlude with his co-star. Later I got to meet “Intruder” author Stephen Coonts, a retired Navy pilot who has gone on to write a series of successful novels. For more information about the film, go to this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Intruder

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About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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