Sunday, November 6, 2011


Housecleaning unearthed a whole trove of photographs I took for real, live assignments while I was still at university (we creative pros always start young.) A continuing series dependent upon my prowess for domestic grime-fighting.

Above, two photographs taken in front of the world-famous Troubadour Club* circa 1972 to illustrate the foibles (and pretensions) of rock journalism. The caption read, "What do you mean my name's not on the list?!?!?"

Models for same were two UCLA film students familiar with the music scene, future cinematographer Reed Hutchinson and future "Knight Rider," "T.J. Hooker" and "The Fall Guy" tv writer Janis Hendler.
Note the genuine trendy fashions of the era on both, Reed dressed as an Eagles' fan and Janis in a mix of the then latest London/U.S.A.-ware with a soupcon of antique threads.

And lastly below, future Rhino Records co-founder Harold Bronson, seated, indulging his rock star fantasy in front of the Whisky A Gogo groped amidst a bevy of my friends circa 1972, Elyse Wyman, Nancy Stevenson and Sally McMahon.

*Now even more world-famous with its own 2011 documentary dvd: "Troubadours: Rise of the singer/songwriters" featuring not only its performers James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt et al when they first started out, but also photographs of Elton John's U.S. breakthrough performance in the club circa 1970 taken by Fastfilm's better half Mr. Twister.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Greetings Heather & Twister...

Guess this is what I get for googling my name on the UK Google site...While I'm sitting in Royce hall about to photograph a ballet - who knew?

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