I sat down and picked up my pen and thought for a minute. Remembering. Remembering a handsome, dark boy with a reckless grin and a hot temper. A tough, tow-headed boy with a cigarette in his mouth and a bitter grin on his hard face. Remembering –and this time it didn’t hurt–a quiet, defeated-looking sixteen-year-old whose hair needed cutting badly and who had black eyes with a frightened expression on them. One week had taken all three of them.
The story behind this perfect, perfect picture is pretty funny. The greasers needed a group shot, and before this picture was taken, someone put out the little buffet for the actors. So a crew member says to Tommy, Ralph, Patrick and everybody else in the greasers photo, that the “food is for the talent”. And right before the picture was taken, Leif (who played Bob) walked over to the table, and Ralph says, “Leif, that’s for the talent”. And that’s why they were all laughing in the picture. :) *except for emilio, lmao*