WINDY CITY TIMES
||Places I Remember: My Time with the Beatles
by Tracy Baim, Windy City Times
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Best known for his classic contributions to publications such as Time and LIFE, revered photographer Henry Grossman has captured everyone from Oscar-winning actresses Elizabeth Taylor, Meryl Streep and Barbra Streisand, seven presidents including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon to rock 'n' roll legends Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart and the Grateful Dead.
However, most are unaware of Grossman's long relationship with the Beatles during the 1960s. For more than four decades, the vast majority of his Beatles archive (which tops a staggering 6,000 photographs) has been tucked away, awaiting rediscovery. Now, for the first time ever, more than 1,000 of these imagesmost of which have never been published or even seenare being made available in Places I Remember: My Time With the Beatles, published in a limited quantity of 1,200 numbered copies, the first 250 signed by the photographer Henry Grossman. Paul McCartney provided the book's introduction, a nice companion to the myriad photos of Paul, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Editors Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew, who published the book through their company (Curvebender Publishing), spent more than four years culling the best images from this archive and distilling them into one volume. Weighing in 13 pounds, numbering 528 pages and featuring more than 1,000 black-and-white and color images, Places I Remember is a new contribution in the world of Beatles photography. The images are presented chronologically, and the accompanying text by Grossman clarifies and explains events along the way.
Grossman's relationship with The Beatles began in early 1964 when he photographed them during their iconic first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. By 1965 he had become a trusted friend and companion, traveling with the group to the Bahamas and Austria during the production of Help! Over the next three years, he would photograph them time and again behind closed doors.
Website: www.henrygrossman.com .
Publisher's website: www.curvebender.com
Prints of Grossman's photographs are available for purchase through Rock Paper Photo, www.rockpaperphoto.com .
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