There are moments when Moms, Dads, Movie Producers, Product Designers, Creative types, Photographers, Agents, and idea people hit on something for the very first time. Well before anyone else realizes what they have, they are fortunate enough to know that what sits in front of them. Something or someone special.
The product Scotch Guard, invented in 3M labs years ago came about by a spill of chemicals onto a new white canvas shoe in a lab. As the person wore the shoe, it never got dirty in the spot that the chemicals splashed.
I am not talking about that kind of discovery. I mean…
The first person who heard Diana Ross sing. Think about it. Diana Ross.
Earl Woods saw something in Eldrick’s swing. He invested a small fortune to develop his son’s skills. Remember Tiger walking up 18 at Augusta for the first time. I know exactly where I was and what I was doing.
Miles Davis went completely off the deep end. I know this from my own experience of listening with my Dad when I was a kid. He said over and over. This man is a genius. No one thinks like this. No one plays like this. It is completely new. No one has ever heard this before. Thanks Dad. Thanks Miles. (type Miles Davis into Pandora if you don’t know what I am talking about) or get out your copy of “Birth of the Cool” and let it take you away. Make note of the year then survey the other music of the day.
Carlo Ponti saw Sofia Villani Scicolone in Rome. The rest is history. (Thank you Carlo)
An Archbishop in Italy once said that Sophia Loren was the only argument for human cloning. Agreed.
I had to sit through hundreds of photos to find these for my article today. Tough duty.