50th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death

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.

Doors artifacts at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (RRHF) opened its doors on September 2, 1995 on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio (about a 5½ hour drive from Chicago). I was recently on vacation in Ohio and visited the RRHF for the second time. I was thrilled this time around because youContinue reading “Doors artifacts at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”

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”