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Jeb, Columba and Frank Zappa?



Ever seen Jeb And Columba's wedding pictures at the mansion?

There's a reason.

His sister Doro Bush Koch reveals the secret in the memoir she wrote about their dad.

The role of photographer was assigned to brother Marvin, a budding young artist who insisted on rolling his own film before the wedding. Marv Bush snapped so many in-your-face pictures, he aggravated his mom and admits now that: "I was early in the paparazzi movement," he wrote in his sister's book.

When Marv Bush developed the wedding pictures, guitars, Frank Zappa, and his band, Mothers of Invention, appeared superimposed over every picture of Jeb, Columba and the rest of the family.

The film had already been used, when Marv Bush had gone to a Frank Zappa concert earlier that year, 1974.

"I heard very little about my embarrassing attempt to help my brother out. For the next 30 year, practically nothing was said about the incident," wrote Marv Bush who added that the wedding ended his photography career.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:51pm]


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