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Liz Mullen

My father, Bill Mullen, was an art director, and Rita, a copywriter, was his mentor, who helped him enormously in the advertising business in the 1960s and 1970s. He respected her enormously--and that is saying a lot--considering who he was. I met her when I was a rebellious little girl and I remember very much wanting her to like me; wanting her to approve of me. That says a lot, because I didn't really care about what most anyone thought of me. I have a vivid memory of something she said to me when I was 7 or 8 years old. Her opinion was important to me. Rita had this commanding, almost regal, presence about her. Everything about her conveyed brilliance and excellence. I saw her, after more than 40 years in 2015, at my brother, Cassidy Mullen's memorial. I said to her, "You were a trailblazer. You were a pioneer." She said, "No, I wasn't." But she was. She was. Hugs to Shannon, Genevieve and all who knew and loved Rita.
Saturday December 9, 2017 at 11:35 am
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