SF photographer Dan Nicoletta remembers friend, Harvey Milk
- SF photographer Dan Nicoletta remembers friend, ...
The movie Milk, based on the life of former city supervisor Harvey Milk, took home two Oscars a couple years ago. Sean Penn won Best Actor for his protrayal of the nation's first openly gay male elected official. Writer Dustin Lance Black won best original screenplay and happened to bring down the house with his acceptance speech. One of the people who helped shape Dustin Lance Black's script was Dan Nicoletta. He was part of Harvey Milk's close-knit crew who hung out at Milk's camera shop on Castro street. Nicoletta spoke with KALW's Art Persyko and shared his memory of the night Harvey Milk became a San Francisco supervisor.
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February 23, 2009
May 19, 2011
DAN NICOLETTA: The victorious campaign was one of the great days of my life. The camera store was my home away from home. So life's rich pageant passed through that day and we got to experience the fulfillment of our hard work. Really, up until earlier that afernoon we weren't sure we were going to win, but I distinctly remember even before the returns came in we had a really good feeling about it. And it was just really an extraordinary day. As the returns started coming in, excitement filled the air and people were beside themselves with joy.
ART PERSYKO: How did Harvey express his joy? Do you have any memories of what he did or said that day?
NICOLETTA: He jumped off the motorcycle. He came from City Hall where they were studying the returns and when it looked like he was going to be victorious he came on a motorcycle – Anne Kronenberg's lover's motorocycle – and then he jumped and...
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