Tuesday, June 12, 2007

ALEX MAGOCSI & DEEP ELLUM

I just got an e-mail from a Dallas documentary maker named Phil Lee, who recently learned of Alex's death.

Alex appeared in a short doc Phil did in 1991 about Dallas' Deep Ellum district. It's on YouTube and is just over 8 minutes long.

Phil was hoping to find Alex for another documentary he's working on when he came upon my obit.

"I will never be able to watch that Deep Ellum project again the same way, knowing that Alex is gone," Phil wrote. "He was an intelligent, caring soul, and he will be greatly missed."

All of Alex's friends have to watch this.

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