On this day in….1981: Stevie spent this day with photographer Neal Preston at her Venice Beach home.
Neal Preston about the rooftop (or “beach”) pictures: This was shot for PEOPLE magazine on the roof of Stevie’s condo in Venice Beach. This was the first real one-on-one shoot that we did together. If I widened [this photo] to full frame, you’d see an assistant’s hand with a light meter. The wind was blowing so hard up there, we almost lost her — literally — and only didn’t because another assistant was given the task of holding onto her boots. The day was absolutely intoxicating, and the next afternoon a bouquet of flowers arrived at my house with a note thanking me for a “magical shoot.” She’s a friend for life and one of the most creative people I’ve ever met.