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Thread #79933 Message #1890797
Posted By: GUEST,maggie may
22-Nov-06 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: Wanted: Memories of Paul Clayton
Subject: RE: Wanted: Memories of Paul Clayton
Hi I knew Paul in Paris in 1951 I have tried to contact Bob Colton and have written on a couple of threads. What a coincidence that yesterday i felt I had to type his name in Google. Paul was keeping out of the Korean war and living in a youth hostel that had been an SS headquarters. I have written this on a couple of threads. He wasnt gay to my knowledge. He was very loving and very generous. We had wonderful time in Paris. I had promised my two friends that I would not leave them though Paul wanted me to stay in Paris with him. he said he would follow us and we arranged to meet in the Madrid railway station a few weeks later. We were all backpacking. I waited for hours but he didnt come. Then i learned there were two stations in Madrid. When I was in Casablanca i kept expecting him to arrive and heard that he had got to Morroco but authorities had turned him in because he had no money. His passport was taken off him and he was sent back to US. i got in touch with him years later through the new bedford newspaper who sent me clippings. He sent me two of his records (45s) and told me Burl Ives would be singing his son Lenora let your hair hang down on tv. i watched for it and saw him. I was married by this time and didnt keep up the correspondence unfortunately.