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Re: VU Photo Thread

Posted: 03 Dec 2018 16:26
by Sheila Klein
I don't recall having ever seen an official promo photo from the Sesnick era before:

https://tinyurl.com/ybwuh68j

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How unfortunate that this is the pic that was used: Walter looks wasted, Sterling looks a thousand miles away, Moe looks like she's catching a fly and Doug looks mildly stoned. This was the best frame available?!

I don't recognize the ATI logo/name, and wonder whether it might be that of the group's booking agency. If so it's possible it was distributed without any involvement of (or perhaps even knowledge by) Sesnick at all.

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Re: VU Photo Thread

Posted: 03 Dec 2018 21:57
by schnittstelle
I wonder what it felt like being in the band at that stage.

Re: VU Photo Thread

Posted: 04 Dec 2018 22:54
by Sheila Klein
Note that the recently-posted image of Nico in front of the Last Words drumhead (with portions of Mary's leg and arm with whip creeping into the frame) is from the show described in this handbill:

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Re: VU Photo Thread

Posted: 04 Dec 2018 22:55
by Sheila Klein
The venue:

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More of photographer Tim Boxer's images from that event (including a couple with The Ronettes) can be seen at https://tinyurl.com/y7vc5e2k.

Re: VU Photo Thread

Posted: 05 Dec 2018 18:48
by taxine
Awesome pictures,thank you !!

Re: VU Photo Thread

Posted: 07 Dec 2018 19:34
by Sheila Klein
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I believe we have seen this picture before, but I'm not sure the venue was identified as the Gymnasium. (In fact, was it not previously identified as having been the Dom, which mystified us all?) Once I learned the correct venue, I was able to realize that the materials surrounding the people are the outer ropes of a trampoline. But, what is that big orbular thing next to the lady at the upper left of the image?

The photographer, by the way, was Ron Galella, the late paparazzo who was infamous in the '70s for his confrontations with celebrities such as Marlon Brando and Jacqueline Onassis.