| I love this painting of Danny Arnold as it shows
him with his favorite cigar looking at me in the same way he
did when we worked together on the “Aku” celebrity golf tournament
at Wailea, Maui in 1987.
Danny knew everybody in Hollywood and they were all there to
play golf and perform for the audience. From Jerry Lewis to
Burt Lancaster; it was quite an experience. At that time I was
the executive in charge of the tournament and the marketing
manager of Wailea Development Corporation. It was after that
tournament, the third of which we had produced together, that
Danny wanted to see my paintings. Upon doing so, he promptly
hired me to paint his boys, David and Daniel; his wife Donna,
Danny was best known for his production of ‘Barney Miller’ a TV series which ran
for many years and won him an Emmy award in 1975, and the old TV series ‘Bewitched’,
which is now being produced as a new movie.