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The Artist as a Young Man

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125381
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135267 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0003
The Artist as a Young Man

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This chapter examines the teenage years of Hal Ashby. During this period, Ashby's rebellious side was becoming too dominant, partly because of the impact of his father's death. At the beginning of the eleventh grade, Ashby was sent to the Puget Sound Naval Academy (PSNA), a school often used by parents as a place for straightening out their undisciplined sons. In February 1947, Ashby married the sixteen-year-old Lavon Compton, who was already pregnant. On September 19, 1947, Lavon gave birth to a baby girl and in early 1948 Ashby left his wife and child to make a fresh start.

Keywords: Hal Ashby; teenage years; Puget Sound Naval Academy; Lavon Compton; marriage

Chapter.  4261 words. 

Subjects: Film

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