Abelard, the medieval punk monk

12th century France Peter Abelard (1079–1142) You know the story: Teacher and student fall in love, have a baby (a boy, Astrolabe!), then marry secretly. Furious, student’s uncle has teacher castrated. The lovers separate, carry on in various monasteries and abbeys, all the while managing to stay in touch. Classic medieval shenanigans. So why allContinue reading “Abelard, the medieval punk monk”

John Densmore, special guest for Disquaire Day 2014

April 19, 2014 The Disquaire Day team is proud to announce that the Doors’ drummer, John Densmore, will be this year’s Disquaire Day special guest for the release of his book, “The Doors: Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s legacy goes on trial”, on April 17 in France. The 396 page book was released last year in theContinue reading “John Densmore, special guest for Disquaire Day 2014”

The Real-Life Death of Jim Morrison by Bernard Wolfe

Esquire magazine, June 1972 As a graphic designer, I was particularly interested in the illustrations by Jean Lagarrigue of the apartment at 17 rue Beautreillis. So I was very excited to find a copy on eBay. Lagarrigue taught at École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (ENSAD) and was art directeur at Esquire magazine. Illustrations by JeanContinue reading “The Real-Life Death of Jim Morrison by Bernard Wolfe”

Morrison’s Super 8 film from May 1971 for sale

Original Super 8 Film – Shot by Jim Morrison of his girlfriend Pamela Courson in a cemetery in Corsica…. http://t.co/Zh1Lnv8hyB — Lucius Books (@LuciusBooks) December 14, 2013 Original Super 8 Film – Shot by Jim Morrison of his girlfriend Pamela Courson in a cemetery in Corsica…. http://t.co/f8EUlkmBHe — Lucius Books (@LuciusBooks) December 14, 2013 AnContinue reading “Morrison’s Super 8 film from May 1971 for sale”

Ghost riders in Paris

By Michelle Campbell In 1992, I took a walk around Père Lachaise cemetery and Paris with Joe Russo, lead singer of the Doors tribute band, the Soft Parade. We took some shots at, and around Jim Morrison’s grave, and then went on to Saint Michel, an area that Jim liked to wander very much. HereContinue reading “Ghost riders in Paris”