1712 North Crescent Heights : Photographs 1962-1968

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Marin Hopper
Greybull Press, 2001 - Photography - 260 pages
Los Angeles, the 1960s. Caught in the gaze of a most unique eye were a cast of the soon-to-be-reckoned-with second-generation Hollywood, future legends, friends and family. Everyone hanging out, working together, crossing lines between fantasy and reality, fashion, film, art, music, and life. Brooke Hayward gave Dennis Hopper a camera in 1962, shortly after the birth of their daughter Marin, and it was with this gift that he documented all that went on in and around his eclectic, bohemian home. He photographed family and friends like Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim, artists like Jasper Johns, musicians like Ronnie Specter and Ike and Tina Turner, the early fashions of Rudi Gernreich, and on and on and on. 1712 North Crescent Heights, edited by Marin Hopper, designed by Dimitri Levas and including a conversation between Marin, Brooke Hayward and Dennis Hopper, is an intimate collection of never-before-seen photographs from this vibrant and uniquely personal time. A subtle glimpse into a brief but tantamount time in their lives. A time that would forever be lost with the arrival of Easy Rider.

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About the author (2001)

Dennis Hopper has been a photographer since his teens, and his photographs have been exhibited at such museums as the Whitne Museum of American Art, the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, and, most recently, the Angel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco. Hopper was born in Dodge City, Kansas in 1936. He first gained notoriety for his performances alongside James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause. In the 1960's he was known both for his association with and promotion of the decade's countercultural art movements and for his wild, rebellious behavior. In 1969 the film Easy Rider--which Hopper cofinanced, co-wrote, directed, and costarred in--became surprise hit and is now considered one of the definitive 1960s films. Since then he has continued to direct and has acted in such milestones as Apocalypse Now, Blue VElvet, and True Romance.

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