Friday, July 26, 2013

Paul Lyons 7-18-2013

Paul Lyons was born and raised in Washington, DC. He came to Vienna in 1957 with his wife, Bernadette, and their children, and the family moved into a Yeonas house. Paul worked as a film editor in DC, and was also very involved in the local government. He served as the town's first public information officer, was on the council for 9 years, and ran for mayor in 1976. His work in the film industry allowed him to meet several presidents, and in 1984 he traveled the country from coast to coast following the Olympic Torch with a film crew.

Growing up in Washington DC, Moving to Vienna

Vienna in the 1960s, Why Vienna isn't a City

Vienna's First Public Information Officer

First Council Run, Jim Martinelli's Write-in Campaign, 'Hip-Boot Martinelli'

Memories of Town Council, Boy Scout & his Petition, Toad in the Commode

Town of Vienna - 75th Anniversary in 1965

1976 U.S. Bicentennial Celebrations in Vienna

Film Librarian to Film Editor
Filming in Vienna, Funny Filming Stories

Stories from Filming Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK's Funeral, and Lyndon Johnson's Inauguration

1984 Olympic Torch Film Coverage

Community in Vienna

Interviewers: Virginia Harness and Caroline Gardiner