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".
"We lived at 1712 Crescent Heights, Brooke, my two step sons, and our daughter Marin. It was a time of extremes; happiness and sadness. A time of the drug culture, rock and roll, beach parties and endless games of tennis that ultimately ended in divorce. Brooke bought me a camera during a very difficult time when I couldn't get any acting jobs. It was my only creative outlet. This book is a different look at my photograohs by moving away from the formal composition that I often demand and into one with more intimacy." Dennis Hopper
Edited by Marin Hopper. Introduction by Brooke Hayward. With a conversation with Dennis Hopper.
9.5 x 13.5 in.
Dennis Hopper is among the best-known film stars in the world. His acting career includes such credits as "Rebel Without a Cause," "Apocalypse Now," and "Blue Velvet." His directing career has included such films as "Easy Rider" and "The Last Movie." In addition to acting and directing, Hopper is a noted photographer, painter, and sculptor. His work has been in museum exhibitions at such U.S. venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He lives in Venice, California.