I really like the website. The Ruffin family did a wonderful job. I especially enjoy looking at the rare photographs of David and the Temptations. As a person who loves history, I really appreciate David's family sharing those treasures with his fans!
There are two pictures in the photo gallery that I have never saw before. The others have been floating around the web for a while. I wish they could hook with Motown and get some rare pics from them of David. I wouldn't be surprised if they had a good set in their archives.
"He makes his mark on your mind and engraves his signature on your heart. David is deep."- Marvin Gaye
This is really exciting! The website has launched, the book is about to be out, and the royal palace board has been rescued from those crappy spammers! Whoo hoo! I'm so glad, i'm so glad, I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad!
I totally agree with you about the rare pics of David increasing the value of the book. I really hope the book is filled with lots of photos.
Speaking of Ruffin photographs, I am pleased to report that there is a picture of David Ruffin on display at the Schomburg Center.
The Schomburg, in conjuction with Motown the Musical, is currently showcasing a Motown exhibition. This Motown show displays pictures, album covers, costumes and videos of some of the Motown acts. There is a picture of David for the world to see! The mighty Temps are also present. There is a huge and I mean huge banner of David, Eddie, Paul, Melvin and Otis hanging from one of the walls in the exhibition hall.
The show is filled with lovely items although many of them are things I have seen before. That said, it was really thrilling to see a picture of David hanging from the one wall of one of the premier institutions for African American research and history in the United States.
The exhibition is awesome and I am very happy the Motown Museum decided to share the artifacts with the Schomburg Center. Kudos to Esther Gordy for having the foresight to preserve Motown history.
To answer your question about taking photos of the exhibition, I would have to say I really don't know. I did not take any pictures while I was there, but I think I recall seeing people taking photos with cell phones. I don't think flash photography is allowed in the exhibition hall, but I am not really sure.