By Peggy Sturdivant
I warned Leslie Pierson during our phone interview that I might have to interrupt her when the ship captain blew the horn. Although I don’t know her address in East Ballard I probably had a better sense of her surroundings while we chatted than she did of mine.
I was sitting with my back to the captain’s bridge on a passenger-only ferry filled with tourists wearing identification lanyards. We were headed to the mainland from the island where the movie “Jaws” was filmed and it seemed appropriate to be interviewing someone about their successful appearance (and deal made) on “Shark Tank.”
There are a lot of shark references on Martha’s Vineyard, not because we have that many sharks, but it’s the name of our college league baseball team. My father has been known to repackage the film with the label “Home Movies.” Spielberg used many locals while filming and as teenagers we spent a whole summer trying to become extras.More ›