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GALLERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, Robert Freson, Part Three

 

Robert Freson's 1963 Photographs of Hooker Doolittle, the Kasbah in

Tangier, Morocco, Jay Haselwood of the Parade and Paul Bowles

 

All photographs are Copyright © 1963 by Robert Freson and may not be copied, used, altered or reproduced without his advance written permission.

 

Hooker Doolittle in Tangier, Morocco, 1963

Hooker A. Doolittle was the Consul in Tangier, Morocco and a U.S. diplomat who began his distinguished career in foreign service in Russia. Doolittle later held posts in Spain, France, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Pakistan. He was the Consul-General in Rabat and Tangier, Morocco in 1943. Hooker A. Doolittle retired from diplomacy in 1950 and he returned to Tangier in 1953. Doolittle was the director of the Tangier Gazette newspaper and the first president of The American School of Tangier (AST). Hooker Doolittle died in Tangier on November 30, 1966. He is buried in the cemetery at St. Andrew's Church. When Paul Bowles first visited Tangier in August 1931, accompanied by his music teacher, composer Aaron Copland, they rented a villa on the Old Mountain Road in Sidi Masmoudi that is now owned by Hooker Doolittle's granddaughter, artist and publisher Elena Coon Prentice.

(Photograph Copyright © 1963, by Robert Freson; use and reproduction is strictly prohibited.)

 

The Kasbah, Tangier, 1963
Place de la Kasbah, Tangier, 1963.

(Photograph Copyright © 1963, by Robert Freson; reproduction and use is strictly prohibited).

 

Jay Haselwood at the Parade, Tangier, 1963

Kentucky born Jay Haselwood was one of three owners of the popular Parade bar and restaurant in Tangier. It was one of Jane Bowles' favorite drinking spots, and the food was considered exceptionally good. The writers William Burroughs, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams and celebrities frequented this place when in Tangier. The Parade closed in 1984 and was demolished shortly thereafter.

(Photograph Copyright © 1963 by Robert Freson; reproduction and use is strictly prohibited.)

 

Paul Bowles in Asilah, 1963
Paul Bowles at his home in Asilah, Morocco, 1963.

(Photograph Copyright © 1963, by Robert Freson; reproduction and use is strictly prohibited).

All photographs are Copyright © 1963 by Robert Freson and may not be copied, used, altered or reproduced without his advance written permission.

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