Time Machine 1970s -- Sheet 27, January 1971
South High School, Torrance

Who: Kenton Parker, Kurt Ankerberg, Dwight Dunaway
What: Playing soccer, clowning around
Where: South High School, 4801 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA
When: January 1971
Why: No reason

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Big soccer picture

Dwight Dunaway bread mouthDwight David Dunaway, 1954-1991

My friend Dwight Dunaway was clowning around in the cafeteria. He noticed the resemblance of the bread bun with a mouth, and thus posed for this picture, which was chosen for publication in the yearbook.

Dwight was a highly accomplished artist and illustrator, and a good friend of mine in middle school and most of high school. Later on, our interests diverged and we drifted apart, and I lost contact with him after high school.

Decades later, I was wondering what kind of work he was doing, expecting something impressive in illustration, animation, or set design, so I did a search on the Web. I was stunned and saddened to learn that he had died of 1991, at the age of 36, of AIDS.

Below are a couple of his works that I saved. The skull and crossbones poster was put on the door of the G-3 darkroom as a warning not to open the door while anyone was working inside (to prevent their light-sensitive films and paper from being ruined). Within a week, it was torn down by vandals. The second are some sketches he drew for an animation project that was never completed.

darkroom door warning poster   dunaway animation sketches