PHOTOS AND CAPTIONS
Twyla and Megan Eller (my photo)
Marla 'Fae' Ward
Maxine and Bill Mc Wethy (photo taken by Brenda Bell)
bird gravel message photo taken by Shirley Padley
objects displaced by the poltergeist phenomena photo taken by Vickie Reiffsneider
Heather Bell (back), Desireé Bell and spirit (left) photo taken by SP
Desireé with spirit photo taken by Twyla Eller
the egg that struck Autumn Padley photo taken by SP
'The Cellar' photo taken by MGR
2021 Update: 'the aliens' photo detail
'the aliens' from Mc Wethy family album
The Ark of the Covenant is a 'dome top trunk' that I purchased at Antique Way on 11-25-92.*
The Holy Grail is a 'sterling dish' that I purchased at Minnette's in Los Angeles on 1-5-96.*
I purchased this white 'Powell chest' at Stone Bros. in Los Angeles on 1-9-96.*
I purchased this goddess sculpture at Postobello in Universal City on 1-17-96.*
I purchased this Declaration of Independence at 'Betty Boop' antique store in Los Angeles on 12-2-95.*
I purchased this 1931 painting by Karel Svoboda at Amanda Suzanne & Friends on 6-7-96.*
This is another antique for my planned
'Mysterious Collection" of intriguing items
found for bargain prices at local shops.
These were the bushes that burned outside my condo in the summer of 1994. My unit was the fourth from left, second and third floors. The hillside was cleared the week after this photo was taken. I moved in September 1996.*
This 1996 photograph of my brother was taken by James Ulmer.
This photograph of myself and Ruth Webb was taken at one of her popular Christmas parties. I think this photograph was taken by Jamie Stellos.
This photo of a bigfoot is one in a series of fourteen taken by a forest patrol officer in Washington's Snoqualamie National Forest. (If location information is correct)
Some school photos of Mike (right) and myself.
This photograph of my parents was taken in the early part of their marriage.
This photograph of casting director Elisabeth Leustig was taken by her husband, Jack Leustig.
Marie Todd and Tahoe were photographed by one of her equestrian friends in Griffith Park while trail riding.
I snapped this photo of photographer Timothy Fielding and Fiona Manning after Timothy framed the shot of Fiona during a brief session.
This photograph is of Dorothy and George Forsythe on the Burlington Bikeway in Vermont along Lake Champlain.
This photograph of me at the gym in Hollywood was taken by a helpful acquaintance, James Scott, prior to him telling me about a friend that he thought was unjustly imprisoned.
This photograph of me outside the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles was taken by the PRS's Bob Brothers.
This photograph of me was taken at the Southern California HIV/AIDS Hotline by John Slovick.
This photo of my father, Paul, age 22, was taken when he was in the air force, stationed in Puerto Rico. Although he was talented tennis player, the sport then didn't offer the financial opportunities that it does today.
My brother and I lived with our parents in a Los Angeles apartment following our birth in 1956.
This 1990 photograph of Paramount publicity department staff members on the Paramount lot was taken by Alex Berliner: (from left) Don Levy, Michael Berman, Elizabeth H. Gengl, Diana Widom, Gail Silverman, Michael Kochman, Allison Jackson, Michael Russell, unidentified, me. ©Alex Berliner
This photo of Doris Moseley with Indira Gandhi was taken around 1989 when Doris was working voluntarily for the Indian government and ecumenical council as a librarian for two years.
This photograph of Mark Kostabi was taken by George Dubose.
Steve Cohen photographed this "kind of strange" formation usually covered by vegetation in Malibu at three p.m. on October 27, 1996 following an area fire that was said to have been started by a downed power line. This and similar patterns cover the floor of a single canyon off the Coast Highway. Steve speculated the formation could be due to crushed rock or sea shells and may be a Chumash Indians remnant. ©Steve Cohen
This is a photo of myself beside one of the two burned bushes that went up in flames outside the window of my Echo Park condo on two occasions in 1994.*
Mc Wethy Residence This is one of the photos taken by the author in Oklahoma, August 1995.
Desireé Bell — this is one of the photos taken by Maxine Mc Wethy.
Kim and Steven Carrell
bird gravel message photo taken by Shirley Padley
objects that materialized in a single day photo taken by VR
Twyla, Billy Joe Mc Wethy (hidden in back), Bill, Kim, and Bill's nephew Randy Baldwin; spirits are seen back left and in van photo taken by Darnell Baldwin
Centrahoma Cemetery photo taken by MGR
June Ellis and a spirit at Grocery Store in Wapanucka, Okla. on Highway 7 photo taken by A. W. Ellis
2021 Update: I amplified the brightness for this portion of the photo shown below.
2021 Update: This is photo mentioned as showing a pair of eyes or 'red eyes' in the dark background of a room. The eyes and faint visage of a mysterious visitor are noticeable; however, there is no red coloration of the eyes. Because of the faintness, the photo wasn't included in the paperback first edition of TESTAMENT.
Arabic message The cryptograms and Arabic message were left in lipstick on a mirror and copied by Maxine.
I purchased this 'Indian inner door' at the Yellow Aster Mercantile Co. in Los Angeles on 1-2-96.*
I purchased this 'round silver pin' at Minnette's in Los Angeles on 1-5-96.*
Here is a sampling of small articles from my collection of artifacts purchased at local antique stores, including two figurines purchased at Far Corners in Los Angeles on 6-7-96.*
The Last Supper is a copper engraving that I purchased at Irene's Place on 12/29/95.*
This is the George Washington painting that I purchased at Peron in Los Angeles on 12/19/95.*
I purchased this painting with a bell at Wells in Los Angeles on 1-12-96.*
This is the acrylic painting that I gave to James Ulmer for Christmas 1995.*
This photograph of myself outside the Angelus Temple was among those taken by Timothy Fielding in the vicinity of Echo Park Lake. The back cover photo is also from this sequence.*
This light and spirit face phenomena was photographed by my brother, Michael Russell, during a Caribbean cruise in March 1996.
This photograph from my scrapbook was taken of myself with Mickey Rooney during a party at his home. I first worked with Ruth Webb Enterprises as a part-time in-office assistant for the actor and eventually became a talent agent. Note the golden idols in the background.
These are the three mysterious baby photographs
My brother, Michael (right), and I were only four years old when this photograph was taken.
This photograph of my father circa 1996 was taken by the administrator of his retirement home, Terry Mort.
This photograph of Marie Todd was taken on the bordello set of "Last Man Standing." This photo gives new meaning to the expression 'Madonna/Whore Complex' not often heard during the 21st Century.
This photograph of Marie Todd was taken by her friend Suzanne Leonard.
This candid photograph was taken during a party when I was interviewing Franc Tausch (Ekeloes) with james Ulmer seated near-by. I think this photo was taken by Walt Shifler.
This is a photograph of Russell family genealogist Darlene Russell.
* I found this T-shirt on the complimentary shelves of the used books annex of the Bodhi Tree bookstore in Los Angeles and didn't know if this was part of the phenomenal synchronicity or not so I felt compelled to include it just in case. Timothy Fielding suggested the director's chair. 'But what I really want to do is dreck?' I've never sold any of my screenplays despite them being authentically Hitchcockian. (See my family tree.)
Marie Todd (headshot)*
My mother Ellen grew up in Pennsylvania during the Great Depression. At age four, she was given to Mildred and Gordon Smith for adoption.
Mildred Smith (my grandmother)
This photo of myself, my mother Ellen and our cat Pandora was taken when we lived on Del Rey Avenue in Pasadena. It was taken by my brother Mike.
This 1990 photograph of Paramount publicity department staff members and a trade journalist was taken by Silvia Mautner outside the National Theatre in Westwood at a screening for "Days of Thunder": (from left) Andy Holman, James Ulmer, Doug Crockett, Allison Jackson, Steve Nathanson, unidentified, Chris Bauer, Lisa Di Marzio, unidentified, me, Michael Russell. © Alex Berliner
Dorothy Forsyth sent me this Russell family photograph of my great grandfather and his family: (from left) Arthur Isaiah, Cecil Allen, Henry Olin, Clara Belle, Paul Ray, William Verne, Georgia Anna and Joseph Duane Russell. This photo was possibly taken in Hadley in 1914 or 1915.
Larry Garrison (left) and his songwriting partner, Frank Griffith, of the rockgroup GnG, were photographed in 1991 by J. R. Hall in a pedestrian tunnel under Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood.
back cover author photo of TESTAMENT first edition*