Grit and Glamour: The Street Style, High Fashion, and Legendary Music of the 1970s

Peter Occhiogrosso (Contribution by) Allan Tannenbaum (Photographer)
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Grit and Glamour features an incredible range of photography by famed artist Allan Tannenbaum covering the styles and fashions of the iconic decade, including stars and artists such as the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, and Andy Warhol.

Take a journey back to the decadent decade of the 1970s with this dazzling collection of photographs from award-winning photographer Allan Tannenbaum. Grit and Glamour offers a tour-de-force journey into the visual glories of this exuberantly fashionable time. Iconic black-and-white and color photos from the Big Apple's glamorous era paint an immersive picture of how the fashion gurus and stylish personalities of the decade influenced the way everyone dressed in public life. With photographs of the Stones, John Lennon, Andy Warhol, and the myriad celebrities and scene-makers that surrounded them, Tannenbaum's lens provides an insider's look at the wild fashions, flamboyant clothes and accessories of the 70s. Each section of the book focuses on a different aspect of the decade--from nightlife, fashion, and street scene to arts and entertainment and music, accompanied by insightful commentary and revealing anecdotes.

Product Details

Insight Editions
Publish Date
October 25, 2016
9.6 X 1.0 X 13.0 inches | 3.8 pounds
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About the Author

Allan Tannenbaum's career in photography spans more than four decades. His first work as a professional photographer was in 1973 for the SoHo Weekly News, and he remained with that paper until it folded in 1982. He now works as an international photojournalist contributing to various noted publications including Time, Life and Newsweek. He is the author of three books of his photography, including New York in the 70s (Feierabend, 2003), New York (Feierabend, 2004), and John and Yoko: A New York Love Story (Insight Editions, 2007).

Peter Occhiogrosso has authored or coauthored more than 20 books in the past 25 years. He began his writing career as a jazz critic and music journalist and served as music editor for Manhattan's trend-setting arts newspaper the Soho Weekly News during the 1970s and '80s. He has also written about music for Playboy, The Village Voice, Melody Maker (England), and Swing Journal (Japan), among many others. Since then he has collaborated on a number of books with entertainment figures including talk show host Larry King, cabaret legend Michael Feinstein, and rock icon Frank Zappa, whose autobiography Peter coauthored. He also created the book version of the legendary "rockumentary" film This Is Spinal Tap, working with the members of "England's loudest band." He is currently at work on a memoir of his life in the jazz and rock music scene of Downtown Manhattan from 1966 to 1982. He lives in Woodstock, NY.

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