|Clifford Severn (1925-2014)|
|Cliff Severn in Hollywood Film Days|
The Thousand Oaks Acorn covered all the bases, or should I say wickets, in this obituary.
"Man I did not know Cliff passed . I had long talks with him about Adidas stuff. He told me Adidas screwed him later on when they went to a big distribution system after he set the ground work. " Phil Scott
Who was the 400 meters Gold Medal winner in 60 Olympics? Larabee? He also had a track shoe distributeship in Santa Barbara--LA Ricardo Romo
That "Human Sky Writer" pole vaulter picture I sent you a while back had me wearing red and white stripe Adidas shoes --- 1956 version. I don't remember where I got them ---it was probably mail order so probably from Cliff.
Rest of the story --- 1984 to 1986 I lived in Santa Maria, CA ---Mike Larabbe's home town. Mike and I ended up being tennis doubles partners and were a pretty successful team ---good athletes playing tennis rather than classic tennis players would be a good way to classify us. Mike did not like my cheap tennis outfit so he gave me a fancy Adidas sweat outfit so we would "look right".
When Mike died about 10 years ago, his wife sent me a pair of Adidas spikes from his inventory ---still have, brand new.