Listen: Ian Gibson, Pat And Madrid discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"Say like what we try to theorize about why people physical people literally open their doors to me, you know, a total stranger in the tell me very personal things share memories, or we would drink, you know, whiskey until two AM in some cases. And it was just incredible the way people opened up in themselves. I think it was partly just maybe I was just Pat really genuinely passionately interested in this in then I think maybe the yeah. The just the weirdness of this. You know, American guy, I'm in my thirties and look on the younger side, sometimes people would expect some sort of like grey-haired scholar to show up. And then I'd I'd show up and that throat. Them off. But maybe you've been caused them to open up even more. And then I should also give credit. You know, there's a long tradition of English language. British and American historians writing some very good books about Spain. And especially Spanish, literary culture. Like, the biographer of Lord guys is Ian Gibson from the UK in one person actually told me, I didn't wanna I didn't really wanna talk to you. But I respect Ian, Gibson so much. I thought that I should give it a chance. So yeah, I can't take all the credit. So Franco died November twenty thank seventy five. So what's the mean age of the people that you're talking to? Yes, I'm talking to people mostly who were in their late twenties around that time yet twenties and thirties. So yeah, I most people in talking to are in I would say in their sixties two years sixties and seventies. Mostly. And then, you know, there were different people from different periods of. The, you know, the family's life. You know, when they were, you know, the last sons were alive, you know, they are they died in two thousand thirteen in two thousand fourteen so people who knew there was a lot of younger people who knew them, then that I interviewed by of that generation, you could think of it as listen conversation. They were mostly in their their sixties and seventies in in in a lot allow these people had that really interesting careers to is is as writers and people aren't gala rests in you know, in Madrid. It's very small world in of the arts in which I mean, maybe like maybe like New York City a little bit. But but"