Above four pictures provided by Andros Sturgeon; click on them for larger versions. The pictures were taken by W. Sturgeon. Andros writes, The pictures were taken about 1972 or so. Maybe '73. That was the place I grew up (the place that looks like a shack in the Ozarks). As far as I know, these pictures have never been published.
Ted loved doing new things and liked machines so once for his
birthday I flew him, his wife and his son (Andros) to
Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California. This picture
is in the plane while we were flying over. We're flying in a single
engine Piper Cherokee Arrow and Ted's sitting in the right front
seat. The picture was taken from the back seat by his wife.
(Picture & caption provided by Rich Buhler, picture taken by W. Sturgeon)
W. Sturgeon adds: [W. Sturgeon] was an air personality on KFWB for eight years, introducing Ted to her friend Rich Buhler, who became a friend of the family. The plane ride to Catalina was a birthday gift from her to Ted, because he wanted to fly a plane, and Rich let him fly most of the way over and back.
I was an editor for KFWB news in Los Angeles. One
night Ted decided to come down and try his hand at broadcast news
writing. He spent about four or five hours cranking out stories and
getting advice on whether they were good broadcast style and had a
ball. He was quite proud when I put a couple of them into the newscasts
and they went on the air. The man standing with him was one of our
on-air news anchors, Mark Savan.
(Picture & caption provided by Rich Buhler; picture enhanced by the Webfarmer.)
|Hal Clement (left) and Theodore Sturgeon at an autograph session. The woman in the background on the right is Jayne Sturgeon, Ted's last wife. This picture was taken by Peggy Ann Dolan at the '77 World Con. Thanks to the FANAC Fan History web pages, Joe Siclari, and Jack Weaver, for giving me permission to post this picture; thanks to Hart Williams for identifying Jayne.|
|Theodore Sturgeon at the '77 World Con (photo by Peggy Ann Dolan). Thanks to the FANAC Fan History web pages, Joe Siclari, and Jack Weaver, for giving me permission to post this picture.|
|A young Ted, from Amazing Stories, Feb '63. Picture provided by Noel Sturgeon and Paul Angel.|
|One of the pictures above (from R. Buhler & W. Sturgeon) was spotted on this website by Clayton Laurence Cheek, who realized that Sturgeon was seeing something different than what the photo shows. He reinterpreted this picture using photoshop; a larger version is available (or also a still larger version).|
The following two pictures are provided by AlienView -- they are artistically modified covers from two of Sturgeon's book covers.