Famous People Hanging Out With Their Vinyl


17 Responses to “Famous People Hanging Out With Their Vinyl”

  1. Teller says:

    Christ, what a Joan Collins.

  2. yupgiboy says:

    That particular photo, BTW, is one view of a 3D image shot by Harold Lloyd.

  3. facetedjewel says:

    I was never much of a Marilyn Monroe fan, but I absolutely love that photo. Yeah, man.

  4. wheezer says:

    Sorry to be pedantic, but at least three of the shots are not people ‘with their record collections’.

    It looks to me like Patti Smith is actually in a record shop, not her record collection. Or then she is the kind of collector that sticks post-it notes on her display records at home.

    Björk is clearly in a record shop.

    Erykah Badu is, as previously stated, playing serato control discs. I guess that is what constitutes a record collection these days, but still a fairly po-mo way of looking at it, no?

  5. RebNachum says:

    Would love to be able to read what’s in her bookcase. (Yes, that’s what she said, but I’m actually just that nosy.)

  6. Antinous / Moderator says:

    These ‘stars at home’ things always have a picture of Marlon Brando with a cat.

  7. Kosmoid says:

    This photo seems to be from the same session, and the books in the bookcase are almost identifiable.


  8. bbonyx says:

    Ummm. Erykah Badu and her Serato Scratch Control Tone Discs. =P

  9. Anonymous says:

    Vinyl? That looks like shellac to me.

  10. petsounds says:

    I think the application of the word “photo essay” to what is essentially a tumblr blog is probably a stretch.

    But some cool photos in the collection. The Beatles photo is interesting because Paul’s holding the Dylan album that had a deep effect on Lennon’s perspective on songwriting.

    The Erykah Badu photo is almost a sick joke; she’s using special vinyl discs to scratch mp3 tracks. I have little problem with the technology per se, but it shouldn’t be in the collection.

    I love that Elvis pic. Compositionally it’s not great, but he seems to be almost in meditation. Most of the other photos are “hey, here I am being cool with my records.” But Elvis has his back turned. He doesn’t give a shit about the photographer, he’s listening to music.

    I love the turntable in the Sophia Loren photo. It has a cool ’40s industrial futurism to it.

  11. Top Ten says:

    Books I can identify so far…
    SNOBS, A Guidebook – Russel Lynes
    THE MATURE MIND – Harry Overstreet
    THIS IS AMERICA – D Kartun
    PEACE OF MIND – Joshua Liebman

    And some sort of Oscar Wilde Anthology.

  12. yrarbil cilbup says:

    That has got to be one of MM’s hottest shots eva!

  13. ackpht says:

    Now Marilyn, you gotta hold records by the… ah… um… forgot what I was going to say.

  14. thatbob says:

    Hanging out with her vinyl? More like hanging out of her nylons! Hey-oh!

  15. Brian says:

    Apparently only women hang out half naked with their vinyl.

  16. spencercat says:

    Looks like the music (or something) is putting Marilyn into a coma.

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