This year marks the 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death. Jim’s charisma, artistic talent and rock’n’roll lifestyle propelled him to icon status that continues to this day. Every year on the anniversary of his death fans gather at Jim’s grave in Père Lachaise to commemorate his life and legacy. Fifty years gone, this year promises to be a massive event.
In 2013, the Council of Paris already voted favorably on naming a “public square, street or cultural institution” after Morrison. Five years later, turns out Jim gets a public square.
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”
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”
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”