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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Alfred and Sophia

OK, now that I got your attention, this is a follow up about the individual who took the above photo of Ms. Loren - Alfred Eisenstaedt.  If he sounds familiar to you it's because I recently did a post on his most famous photo The Kissing Sailor.

 Alfred Eisenstaedt has quite a bio that is worth checking out.  (You can click on the link to get the full Wiki story about him.)  From serving as a German soldier in World War I to him living to the age of 96, Eisenstaedt had a very full and adventuresome life.   

And speaking of "Life" his photos appeared on Life magazine's covers 90 times.   Sophia proved to be his and Life's most controversial witness the following:
https://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/tag/alfred-eisenstaedt/
(To see more images that Eisenstaedt took of Sophia just search for Eisenstaedt + Loren Photos.)

Here for you is a silly video that's been around 10 years and has amassed over 1 million views.  Like having Sophie on the cover of Life, the video's popularity may have something to do with the hot Nikon babe in it:

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