Sunday, October 27, 2019

Hell's Kitchen photo shoot (45 years old!)











45 years ago this weekend (October 25, 1974),   John Lennon participated in what has become one of my favorite John photo shoots:   The Hell's Kitchen shoot.     When I was in NYC in April, my hotel was in "Hell's Kitchen" and I can say that in 2019, it did not look anything like it does in these photos.    I think that makes this shoot even better -- not only does John look gorgeous in the photos (stop and allow me to fan girl every once in a while -- it will be O.K.) but the photos are a time capsule back to 1974 when that area of NYC looked a certain way.     

4 comments:

  1. So great, every one of them. How come there's no book on this?

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    1. As I was posting this, I thought the same thing Gary. The photographer needs to put together a book of all the photos taken that day along wtih the story of how he got the job and anything that happened while walking around Hell's Kitchen. It would be a big seller among John fans for sure!

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    2. If you can find him, Sara, and exchange emails with him, perhaps you could interview him as part of that book, so you become his official editor as well as interviewer, helping to shape the narrative, contextualising what JL was doing at that time - - an historical record of JL's assimilation finally past US immigration and also a document now of Seventies New York.

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  2. Great photos.personal favorite John look.

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