When Johnny Cash's long time manager Saul Holiff committed suicide in March 2005, his son, Jonathan Holiff, a Hollywood talent agent, went home to Canada to be with his mother, Barbara Holiff. Jonathan had long been estranged from his father, who had never been home when he and his brother, Joshua, were growing up. Jonathan thought he was escaping his father, but soon after he got home, the movie I Walk the Line broke big worldwide. Reporter starting calling the Holiff home, wanting to know more about Saul and Cash. Finally, Barbara remembered there was a key to a storage locker Saul kept. When Jonathan unlocked it, a treasure trove of not only Cash memorabilia was uncovered, but audio diaries of Saul Holiff that allowed his son, Jonathan, to better understand his father better after he died than when he was alive. He began writing a book for therapy. The book leap frogged into a quality movie that has won him many awards including "Best Director of the Year" at the Tiburon Film Festival.
This version is in HD. Length: 25 min., 5 seconds. Produced with a Canon Vixia HF10 HD. Sept. 24, 2013.
Gene Beley is the interviewer behind the scenes in this video. Beley went to the historic Folsom Prison Concert with Johnny Cash and June Carter, Jan. 13, 1968. Beley and his Oregon photo partner Dan Poush are also the Associated Press vendors for Johnny Cash photos taken at Folsom Prison and other cities in California in 1968.
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Video copyrighted by Gene Beley, 2013. All rights reserved.