Rewrite Man, 1964
‘Rewrite man’ Gene Youngblood in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner City Room, 1964. Photographer: unknown. ©1964 Youngblood Living Trust. Courtesy of the Youngblood Living Trust.
Description: Gene’s father, Denson Youngblood, was an employee of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Agness Underwood knew and liked Gene’s father, so partially as a favor to Gene’s dad, she hired Gene to work up through the ranks of being a reporter over the course of 6 years. Gene started as a copy boy in 1961, then was a ‘rewrite man,’ and finally a full reporter until 1967 when he was hired by the Los Angeles Free Press as a columnist and Associate Editor.