The following video “tells the story of Gary and Henry, two wild and crazy guys from the 60′s who designed albums covers for some of the biggest names in Rock and Roll… Gary and Henry discuss (with Ray Manzarek) how they came up with the infamous MORRISON HOTEL cover. They revisit the old hotel in downtown Los Angeles where they took the now classic shots of the doors in the hotel window. What’s amazing about this story is how different the world was back then. You can imagine today, taking a major rock and roll band to hotel with no advance notice and asking, “Hey mind if we take a few pictures?” Today, it would take months to set up the shoot and it would include bus loads of advertising people, reps from the record company, legal observers, and many many assistants. Ad to this, a full catering truck and security and you get the picture!”
See what The Morrison Hotel looks like today after the jump. Let’s just say I doubt you’ll be rushing there to book a room.
Jul 31, 2009 | Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Flashbacks, Focus | Tags: 1960s, Arts/Entertainment, Doors, Flashback, Iconic, Image, Local Interest, Morrison Hotel, Music, Neighborhood, Nostalgia, Photography, Ray Manzarek, Rock, Rock and Roll, Video, Vintage, What Lies Beneath | 2 Comments »
All it takes is a quick look around to see how many other vintage train stations across the nation have been taken down by the wrecking ball and replaced with boxy concrete structures or freeway ramps and yet our vintage train station remains beautiful, in daily use by citizens and historically intact for the most part. Union Station opened in May 1939, and is known as the “Last of the Great American Railway Stations.” Even if you’ve never been inside, you’ve still seen the beauty of it many times. So let’s just have a little cheer for the fact that we still *have* Union Station.
Jun 23, 2009 | Categories: Flashbacks, Local Interest | Tags: Downtown, Iconic, Image, Landscape, Love, Movie Location, Nostalgia, Place, Preservation, Railroad, Train, Train Station, Transportation, Union Station, Video, Vintage, What Lies Beneath | 1 Comment »