Instructors: Rider South and Diana Lindsay, with a Special Guest!
$35 Public/$30 ABF Members
Doors Open at 7pm
Eighty years ago, Marshal and Tanya South began a journey to reconnect with the earth and prove that life did not have to be constrained by society’s conventions and harried routines. In their 17-year sojourn on Ghost Mountain, three children were born – Rider, Rudyard, and Victoria. Their experiment in primitive living was chronicled by Marshal South in monthly articles written for Desert Magazine over a nine year period. His articles were the most popular feature of the magazine. Rider South, the oldest child, was 13 years old when Tanya and the children left Ghost Mountain in 1947.
Rider South will be making a rare appearance at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, October 26, during the Borrego Days Desert Festival. He will talk about his father Marshal South as a writer and artist, recall his days growing up on Ghost Mountain, and answer pre-submitted questions from those attending. Rider will be in Borrego Springs to help promote the publication of two of Marshal’s western novels in a set which were previously published in London over 70 years ago.
As part of your paid registration you will receive the special edition of “Marshal South Rides Again: His Anza-Borrego Novels”, Rider’s wife Lucile South’s book “Dancing Thru Life on Toes of Gold”, and a program that features a limited edition reproduction of a Marshal South painting signed by Rider South.
Location: Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, 590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004. Doors open at 7pm.
Submitting Questions: Questions for Rider will need to be emailed (email@example.com subject line: Rider South Question), at least two weeks before the event. Please limit your question to just one, and have your name & location in the body of the email.
Rider South – Eldest son of Marshal South
Diana Lindsay – chronicled the life of Marshal South which appeared in the foreword of Marshal South and the Ghost Mountain Chronicles: An Experiment in Primitive Living. Her company, Sunbelt Publications, has just published two of Marshal South’s western novels as one volume entitled Marshal South Rides Again. The action in the two stories takes place in locations surrounding Ghost Mountain.
Special Guest - Call ABF if you want to find out who it is!
*A Note about Lucile South - A child prodigy at age 16, she danced in motion pictures and operas, produced USO shows during WWII, and operated dance studios. Rider pursued Lucile (his high school dance instructor) through the years until she finally agreed to marry him. They were 22 years apart, but the age difference never seemed to be an issue; they were married for 32 years before Lucile died in September of 2012. Her life is chronicled in “Dancing Thru Life on Toes of Gold.”