Saturday, May 21, 2011

Allan Tannenbaum's, New York in the 70s

A leader of the Hare Krishna temple collects money at W. 55th St. Temple service, 1976

Herman Slater (Lord Govannon) and another witch perform rituals in his sanctuary at the Magickal Childe on W. 19th St., 1981.

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, speaks at a Verbringen at Lubavitcher Headquarters on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, July, 1978

ndy Warhol smiles at the opening of his "Hammer and Sickle" paintings at the Castelli Gallery, 1977. Victor Hugo, Halston's boyfriend, holds the original signed hammer and sickle used as models.

Surrealist painter Salvador Dali balances his cane on his head at the St. Regis hotel. 1974

World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali shadow boxes at his Deer Lake, PA, training camp, 1977.

Ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev welcomes choreographer Martha Graham onstage for the curtain call of her "Lucifer" on opening night, 1975.

Susan Sarandon looking coy on the Hell's Kitchen set of "King of the Gypsies", 1978.
Right: Hollywood star John Travolta struts his stuff promoting "Saturday Night Fever", 1977

Mick Jagger performs with The Rolling Stones at the Capitol Theater, Passaic, New Jersey, 1978.
Keith Richards performing with The Rolling Stones, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, 1981.

Up and coming punk poet and rock star Patti Smith drops her undies on a SoHo rooftop +
sits by her piano and sound equipment in her apartment studio, 1974.
Patti Smith at a New Year's Eve concert at CBGB2, 1977.

The body of Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, is carried from the Chelsea Hotel, 1978.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their Studio One office at the Dakota

An anti-neutron bomb demonstrator is arrested for sitting in on 5th Ave, 1981

John Lennon and Yoko Ono sit on a park bench in one of their favorite places in Central Park, which would later be named "Strawberry Fields."

After making love for the cameras, John and Yoko appear to sleep, but John couldn't resist making a joke for the film crew. November 26. 1980.

The dance floor at Studio 54 as seen from the DJ booth, 1978. Tubes of pulsating and flashing lights descend from and ascend to the ceiling.

Silver-painted porn Star Marc Stevens dances with a silver-painted girl at Eros '75, 1975.

Bianca Jagger, Diana Vreeland, Andy Warhol, and other VIPs sit on a banquette at Studio 54, 1978.

Three ladies on a bed for Soul Night at the Mudd Club, 1980.

Selected photos from Allan Tannenbaum's New York in the 70s, published by Feierabend Verlag, 272 pages, which includes a reminiscence by Yoko Ono and a foreword by P.J. O'Rourke.