Category: hollywood


Flying high at the Hollywood Bowl show in 1973. 🚀

(Y’all know that Elton is on tumblr, right?)

Joan Jett in Hollywood, 1977, by Brad Elterman via his Instagram

Bob Marley, November 27, 1979 at West Hollywood’s Roxy Theatre, my edit of original via rollingstone

Elton John reeceiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, October 23, 1975, by Maureen Donaldson, via rollingstone

Blondie: Debbie Harry & Chris Stein at Whisky a Go Go, February 1977, via wmagazine

(Pinning down the date any tighter than that is tough. Blondie played The Whisky from Feb. 9-12, with Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers opening, and Feb 16-20 with Ramones headlining. Can you even imagine?!? There are tons of pictures of Debbie and Blondie and friends in LA this month, and I still can’t quite wrap my head around it. I feel like someone could probably write a whole book about this single month.)

Debbie Harry on Blondie’s first trip to Whisky a Go Go, 1977, by @bradelterman, via vice

The New York Dolls: Arthur Kane, Johnny Thunders, David Johansen, Jerry Nolan and Sylvain Sylvain in Hollywood, 1974, by Julian Wasser. Pink is punk, too.

“The night I introduced Chrissie Hynde to Joan Jett,” by photographer Donna Santisi

“I met Chrissie in April 1980. The Pretenders were playing their second concert, at the Santa Monica Civic. I was already a huge fan. It was also Joan’s first performance at the Whisky with the Blackhearts. After their show, I took Chrissie upstairs to meet Joan. Chrissie was sisterly with her, giving her advice. 

“At one point, they start dropping their pants to compare the black and blue marks they got from their guitars.” 

(Below, Chrissie pulling off Joan’s pants!)


“Joan would let me photograph anything I wanted. But I had just met Chrissie and she was more guarded, so she wouldn’t let me take the photo.”

(Below, Donna Santisi photographing the bruises Joan got from playing her guitar!)


(Top two photos and story source here. Bottom photo source here.)

Ramones in Hollywood, by Brad Elterman 

Mick Jagger, Hollywood 1969, by Robert Altman