Photographer David Westlake reveals his favorite childhood films: “When I was a kid there were a lot of WWII based shows on like Gallant Men…”

Topic of the Week – Massachusetts photographer David Westlake filled us in on some of his favorite childhood films and gave us some pretty interesting answers that even got me curious enough to check some of the films he mentioned out. After accepting the invitation to do the short topic of the month interview I sent him some hot topic questions to answer. Check what he said below!

 

Her favorite films and television series to watch:

 

David: This goes back a while. When I was a kid there were a lot of WWII based shows on like Gallant Men, 12 O’clock High and my favorite, Combat starring Vic Morrow. Looking back now they really sugar coated war. If someone got wounded they were fine the next episode. Another I never missed was the Batman series starring Adam West and the Superman series with George Reeves.

 

The ones her and her friends would act out:

 

David: The early 60s weren’t as politically correct as we are now. We emulated the shows we saw on TV. We would run around with our toy guns playing army. There weren’t the problems we have now with gun violence and school shootings. We were a lot more innocent….or naive back then.

 

Movies that gave her nightmares: 

 

David: I really don’t remember that many scary movies. There was no internet, TV was pretty sanitized, most married couples were in twin beds. They wouldn’t even allow Barbara Edens belly button to show.

 

If she was a villain or superhero what would her name and powers be?

 

David: I guess I’d want powers like Superman.

 

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