Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Springfield, Illinois' Gus Gordon Production Company

One of the first post I ever wrote for this blog was a funny little story which a former coworker had told me in which he had met Gus Gordon the locally famous weather man for WICS 20. In the story I recount how my friend had gone to the Muni, and ended up sitting next to Gus Gordon. My friend had noticed it looked like rain, and brought an umbrella along, and when it started to rain he pulled out his umbrella. He said that poor Gus was getting soaked for want of an umbrella. Never one to miss a good dig, my coworker looked over at Gus, and said, "Well I guess you must not have watched the forecast". He claims Gus gave him a bad look.

It was about a year after posting that cute story that I ran into Gus Gordon. I was walking with Randy of Photos-Etc, and we were headed over the Abe Lincoln Home to shoot some photos of the area in the snow. It was snowing pretty heavy as we walked down sixth street.

It was just in front of the Hoogland Center for the Arts that we ran into Gus Gordon. He was talking with another gentleman at the time.

I introduced myself to Gus, and mentioned that I had a post on my blog about him. To my recollection Gus was very polite, and had a good sense of humor. Gus said that he had actually read the post, and wanted to add just one note of correction. He stated that although he didn't recall the actual incident, that it may have happened, although he said he would never have given anyone a bad look. And that was that. Randy, and I continued on, and took some nice photographs of the Abe Lincoln home in the snow - some of which were posted.

I also received a comment on the Gus Gordon post which stated that Gus Gordon's first name is William, and that his middle name is Agustus - the source of "Gus".

And so I have been wanting to post an update on Gus Gordon ever since. Gus has a theater production company called Gordon Productions. I'm including a link to it now in honor of Gus Gordon.

3 comments:

Marie said...

I believe it was the summer of 1990 during a show at the Muni which involved a gun. Of course, being theater, the gun only shot blanks. But, sitting just a few feet away from newcomer Gus Gordon, I couldn't help but notice a dastardly gleam in his eye upon the firing of the gun. It was then that I felt he was a ticking time bomb just waiting to go off.

Amy gord. said...

I was reading your other post, so i decided to read more about your posts involving my dad. his name is not really william agustus. whoever that other girl was was just a poseur.

Amy gord. said...

I was reading your other post, so i decided to read more about your posts involving my dad. his name is not really william agustus. whoever that other girl was was just a poseur.

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