LA TIMES: CALENDAR
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
HE USED TRUST AND A KEEN EYE
BY SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER

"You never know how that is going to work out, but he retained us to do Nancy's wedding years later. I would do some of his shows and his personal stuff. He retained me to do a surprise party for Natalie Wood when she was 21. He took over Romanoff's. When you have that sponsorship, you can do anything."

One of his biggest assignments as a young photographer was shooting Bob Hope for four days for the New York Daily News. "I had to catch him during his radio show or camp shows," Garrett says. "I was so young, I didn't know who the people were I was shooting. They were very big names. They had lunch with Hope's press agent at NBC, and he gave me a funny look with a smile and said, 'Bob wanted me to ask you a question. What do you do on Tuesdays? How would you like to work for him every Tuesday? He loves these pictures so much he would love for you to cover all of his shows.' This is at 22. I did that from 1948 until 1973."

Though he recounts in his book the problems he had with Milton Berle ("a dreadful man"), Danny Kaye and Desi Arnaz, Garrett says, "retrospectively I liked most of the actors. I admit I was a fan."