Subject: Photo of Dick Dale from last June
Nov 12 (1 day ago)
Last summer I saw Dick perform at the Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip here in Las Vegas. It was an incredible show and I snapped a few pics with my camera. It wasn't until recently though that I reviewed the pics more closely and realized I captured a rather exemplary photograph of the guitar legend.
I would like to give this photo (the full resolution file) to you and Mr. Dale and you're welcome to do whatever you see fit with it. All I ask in return is to be given credit when applicable (if used in magazines or social media). I would also like to print two copies and send them to you for Mr. Dale to sign. One copy is for myself, and another for a friend here in Las Vegas who is a huge DD fan and owns a bar that he would hang the print in.
Attached below is a small file of the photograph. I think the full size file, printed and framed, would make a mighty nice Christmas present to your husband from you!
Let me know if this is agreeable with you. I'm a freelance photographer but also work for a local magazine - and I usually charge for my work - but after seeing DD's show and being awed by his sincerity, grace and sheer talent and integrity, I would be nothing but honored if you would take this photo and put it to good use.
PS: I'm looking forward to catching Dick's show at Viva Las Vegas here in April!
Re: Guitar Legend Dick Dale now 78 years old...Pioneer and Creator of Surf/rock music in 1955/Creator of Fender Equipment of the day.
Nov 12 (1 day ago)
Thank You for this Beautiful photo of Dick however, you would not be able to use this in any way on the Web
or for any other usage as our Music Attorney does not permit it and scans the web for Facebook etc. each day.
Our Music Attorney does not permit Filming or Photography to be done at any of the Venues or Festival Event.
This is told to all Venues and Festival Event coordinators.
You can only use this for a personal photo as they do not allow filming or photography to be done at any Venue.
I also am my husbands Photographer and Filmographer plus Manager/Agent/PR and creator of all Dick Dale Merch.
We Love our DD music Lovers and Wish you the Best.
DD and I do it all together 24/24 . DD is now 78 years old and I just turned 50 July 15th.
Dick and I are a lover story they want to make a movie about one day.
We appreciate your Thinking of Dick.
Blessings, Lana Dale
Note: These images were attached to Lana's email:
Nov 12 (2 days ago)
Thanks for your prompt reply.
Judging from the non-relevant subject line of your email to me (Re: Guitar Legend Dick Dale now 78 years old...Pioneer and Creator of Surf/rock music in 1955/Creator of Fender Equipment of the day.) I think you got my email confused with someone else's and didn't fully read my email to you.
I have not used or posted my photograph of Dick Dale online in any shape or form and I don't intend to. I was offering the photograph as a gift to YOU to use in any way you like. If you want to use it as an 8X10 photo that Dick autographs (there's a nice black area in the photo for a signature) and give to fans, that's great. If you want to use it on a shirt or album cover, that's awesome too. It's my gift to the two of you, for you to use however you want. If you find it as viable marketing/promotional material and can make money with it, I'm happy for you... it's a gift from me to you. All I would like in return is a couple signed copies for me and a close friend.
I think the image captures the essence of Dick Dale... the ring on his finger is visible, the flag on his guitar, and he's strumming a final chord of a song in a great profile pose.
And I admit, you must have a really good attorney because after searching online for Dick Dale photographs, there's no good ones like this.
Please re-read my email and get back to me. I'll sign whatever papers you like to officially give you full use of the photograph. I'm that big of a fan of the man.
6:44 AM (17 hours ago) (OMG! SHE'S YELLING AT ME IN CAPS!!!)
I READ YOUR EMAIL TO DICK CLOSELY THE FIRST TIME.
I WILL EXPLAIN IT TO YOU AGAIN….
I HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO ANY PERSON OR PERSONS WHO REQUEST A DD AUTOGRAPH AND ANYONE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO SENDS
US A PHOTO OUT OF THE BLUE WHEN WE DO NOT ALLOW IT AS THE RULES ARE MADE BY OUR MUSIC ATTORNEY
AND MY HUSBAND DICK DALE.
A YEAR AGO AT ALL VENUES AND FESTIVAL EVENTS WE DID NOT ALLOW PHOTOGRAPHY so that way you are aware no photographs are to be taken.
I understand your saying you didn’t use the photograph and that is good however people do try and use them and also put them on the web.
ON A NOTE DD AND I ARE BOTH PHOTOGRAPHERS AND LOVE THIS ART AS WE ARE BOTH ARTISTS AS WELL AND HAVE MANY WINDOWS OF LIFE!
DICK WAS PUSHED INTO THE BUSINESS BY HIS FATHER IN 1955 AND IT’S A LONG LONG STORY FROM THERE.
DD WAS MAINLY HEAVILY AT THE TIME INTO SURFING IN THE 50S AND 60S ONCE HE MOVED TO SOUTHERN CA. to LA.
DICK WAS A POOL SHARK MOST OF HIS LIFE AND A KENPO MARSHALL ARTIST AS HE WAS TAUGHT BY ED PARKER WHO TAUGHT ELVIS ..DD’S FRIEND
AND ALSO CHUCK NORRIS AND BRUCE LEE PLUS.
DD LOVES HIS TRACTOR NOW AND WANTED TO RETIRE 20+ YEARS AGO TO ENJOY HIS OLDER AGE HE SAYS AS WELL HE LOVES HIS TOOLS AND
WOULD LIKE TO WORK IN HIS HANGER.
HE WAS HEAVILY INTO AVIATION AND FLYING FOR MANY YEARS AND AS WE LOVED THE BOAT WE HAVE WE ARE SELLING IT AS THE BOAT IS FOR SALE ON OUR WEBSITE AND SO IS HIS AIRPLANE AT PRESENT TIME.
I MYSELF ALSO CREATE AS WELL ALL DICK DALE MERCH AS WELL OVER THE YEARS AS DICK AND OUR MUSIC ATTORNEY HAVE A FEE FOR ALL AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOS AND THE OTHER 256 ITEMS WE HAVE AVAILABLE. WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 25 T SHIRTS ALL CREATED AND DESIGNED BY ME.
THE PHOTOS AS THEY ARE NORMALLY $20. EACH PLUS SHIPPING AND NO HANDLING.
FOR THIS PARTICULAR REQUEST WE WILL DO THIS FOR YOU THIS TIME AND SEND YOU OUT ONE PHOTO WITH DICK DALE SIGNING THE PHOTO TO
YOU …ON A NOTE DD JUST DOES NOT SIGN HIS NAME AS HE ALWAYS PUTS IT TO SOMEONE.
WE NEED YOU FIRST TO SIGN A RELEASE AND SEND IT TO US IN THE MAIL.
THE ADDRESS FOR US IS SHOWN BELOW.
ON A NOTE DD IS NOW 78 YEARS OLD AND FOR 20+ YEARS WE HAVE BEEN BATTLING HIS MAJOR MEDICAL ISSUES AS 20+
YEARS AGO MY HUSBAND HAD MAJOR RECTAL CANCER FOR THE SECOND TIME SINCE 1964.
DD HAS A STOMA BAG LIFELONG AND RENAL FAILURE, MAJOR PROSTATE AND BLADDER ISSUES PLUS
DIABETES WITH INSULIN AND MORE.
I MYSELF BATTLE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND A HURTHEL TUMOR RIGHT SIDE THYROID.
MY HUSBAND AND I STILL TOUR TWICE A YEAR AND DO VENUES ETC. IN BETWEEN.
PLEASE ENJOY READING THE NEWSLETTER AND WRITE UPS BELOW. PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO READ MY NEWSLETTER AND
DD WRITE UPS.
THANK YOU FOR THINKING OF DICK,
WE LOVE OUR DD MUSIC LOVERS AND APPRECIATE THEIR KIND WORDS AND DEDICATION!
LANA DALE (MRS. DICK DALE)
OUR ADDRESS IS DICK & LANA DALE PO BOX akjds;fjaf;k a;kdjf;as djf;askdjf
11:07 PM (55 minutes ago)
Thank you again for your prompt reply. I know you get a lot of emails every week and it's nice of you to take the time to respond to my request.
Can you clarify for me what you meant in your last email? Are you saying you'll send me a standard autographed photo of Dick Dale, or are you saying I can send you the full size file of my photograph for you to use freely and at your discretion in exchange for two signed copies for myself? Of course I would spend the money to print them and include postage fees for their return. I'll even print you a 16" x 24" print that you can keep for yourselves.
My whole goal with contacting you was to give you my full size file of the image, which I think is a great picture, and let you do what you want with it and all I want for doing this is two signed copies of the print for me and my friend.
If this isn't agreeable, that's okay. I'll just print one for myself, hang it on my wall, and admire it while wishing other people could have had the chance to see it.
Let me know, and thanks again for your kind cooperation.
8:10 AM (9 hours ago)
My Email is very clear as DD and I both sat down and went over this as my husband dictated to me what to
write you regarding your request. Dick is very precise about these things and so am I.
Yes, I receive well over 2000+ emails per week religiously and I answer every one of them even though i am extremely busy
running our Business and Booking for shows and handling Most all PR for them
as well as i am my husbands Nurse plus, plus and battling my own major medical issues as well.
DD said We will send you out one photo with My Husband Dick’s Autograph to you in the mail. What i need first is a signed
paper in the mail to the address i sent you in last email stating you will not do anything with the photo you took last year.
Once you send that then i will send you out a signed photo to you personally to your address.
Thank You, Lana Dale
Note: Lana attached this photo (complete with poor white balance and a blown-out sky) in her email and I assume it's the same I would have received (albeit autographed).