Category Archives: Snaps

Maria McKee – Lone Justice

Maria McKee of Lone Justice at the Hollywood Palace on February 8, 1986. This is one of my favorite pics; it has a quality that I think really captures the soul of her performance.

Dave Alvin – The Blasters

I can’t remember where this shot of Dave Alvin was taken, but I know it was in the mid-’80s and if I had to guess I’d say the Hollywood Palace or the Hollywood Palladium.

It’s a Small World, 1972

Detail from the “It’s A Small World” ride at Disneyland, taken with a Kodak X-15 Instamatic in 1972.

Union Station, Los Angeles

From the archives, taken in 1984 or so. I used to love to sit in one of those wood chairs and breathe and think and watch people coming and going. Union Station has appeared in many movies, including “Blade Runner” and 1950’s “Union Station,” which was set in Chicago but shot interiors in L.A.

Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Mills Ltd.

From the archives, an unpublished photo of R.E.M. at a record signing taken in 1985. “Fables” was out and Wendell Gee was reared to give respect so I went and waited. I had recently tapped into Mel Torme because Stipe had mentioned him in an article. I also had a live bootleg tape my friend…

Van Nuys Drive-In

From the archives, taken in 1983. The movie is “Vacation.” The drive-in was demolished in the late 1990s.

Studio City Park

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