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Grit and Glamour

The Street Style, High Fashion, and Legendary Music of the 1970s

Contributions by Peter Occhiogrosso / Foreword by Debbie Harry / Photographer Allan Tannenbaum / Text by Peter Occhiogrosso
Published by Insight Editions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Grit and Glamour features an incredible range of photography by famed artist Allan Tannenbaum covering the styles and fashions of the iconic decade, including stars and artists such as the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, and Andy Warhol.

Take a journey back to the decadent decade of the 1970s with this dazzling collection of photographs from award-winning photographer Allan Tannenbaum. Grit and Glamour offers a tour-de-force journey into the visual glories of this exuberantly fashionable time. Iconic black-and-white and color photos from the Big Apple’s glamorous era paint an immersive picture of how the fashion gurus and stylish personalities of the decade influenced the way everyone dressed in public life. With photographs of the Stones, John Lennon, Andy Warhol, and the myriad celebrities and scene-makers that surrounded them, Tannenbaum’s lens provides an insider’s look at the wild fashions, flamboyant clothes and accessories of the 70s. Each section of the book focuses on a different aspect of the decade—from nightlife, fashion, and street scene to arts and entertainment and music, accompanied by insightful commentary and revealing anecdotes.

Allan Tannenbaum's career in photography spans more than four decades. His first work as a professional photographer was in 1973 for the SoHo Weekly News, and he remained with that paper until it folded in 1982. He now works as an international photojournalist contributing to various magazines, as well as design firms and advertising agencies. He also shoots portraits and serves as a contributing photographer for many noted publications including Time, Life, and Newsweek. He is the author of two books of his photography, New York in the 70s and New York.

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