Class Correspondent

55th Reunion
June 7-9, 2013

Photographer Henry Grossman was the subject of a lengthy profile on the front page of The New York Times’ Arts section. Henry has a new book, “Places I Remember,” a a compilation of Beatles photographs he took, which have remained mostly unseen. Henry shot the Beatles extensively between 1964-68. With a background in classical music and portrait photography, Henry, only a few years older than the Beatles themselves, developed an immediate rapport with the group. In addition to covering their initial appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and shooting them while they were on location making “Help,” Henry enjoyed unprecedented access to the Beatles and was invited into their homes to photograph them informally with their friends and families. For more on Henry and the photographs, see the cover story on page 12. Joel Spiro campaigned extensively for Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts candidate who in November won a U.S. Senate seat. He writes, “My wife, Leigh, and I are delighted we chose to retire in Northampton, Mass., a vibrant, culturally interesting, academically rich, politically progressive small town. When we are not in Paris or San Francisco, we enjoy spending time with David Ball ’59 and his wife, Nicole.” The Boston Jewish Film Festival honored local stage and screen actress Annette Miller, MFA’76, at its annual gala. Annette is the voice of Diana Vreeland in a documentary film about Vreeland’s life, “The Eye Has to Travel.” Harvey Pressman reports that the nonprofit foundation he and his wife, Sarah, started 10 years ago, Central Coast Children’s Foundation (, has considerably expanded its global reach over the past few years while maintaining its support for some exemplary local nonprofits in California’s Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. He writes, “In Ghana, our support focuses on connecting a growing number of principals of schools for children with disabilities with the kinds of appropriate assistive technology that can help make classroom instruction more effective.” Judith Bennahum, P’92, was invited to the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance to give a talk on her book about ballet impresario René Blum, and was astonished by the institution’s growth. She writes, “The energy and talent is compelling and contagious; not only from the students — the faculty is also very inspiring.”

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