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McDonough Waits (4WMN) at Ivar’s With Winogrand (mild nsfw)

Discovering that Paul McDonough is having a show @ Sasha Wolf (in NYC, opens Sept. 20th) provided one of those web zingers in which worlds I’d never considered together suddenly slam into each other and form a new whole. Big Bang!

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Paul McDonough @ Sasha Wolf

In the mid-eighties, Paul McDonough was photographing at Ivar’s Theater in Los Angeles, as was Garry Winogrand. Perhaps they were pals. Ivar’s has a storied history, was renovated a few years ago, and now houses a Children’s Theater. Tom Waits frequented Ivar’s too, in the 70’s, and it crept into a song (two, actually) on “Nighthawks at the Diner“.

Here’s Waits, who recorded “Emotional Weather Report” eight years before the photographers showed-up, followed by McDonough’s shot and Winogrand’s.



Tom Waits, from “Emotional Weather Report”, off “Nighthawks at the Diner”

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Paul McDonough, “At the Ivar Theater, LA, 1982″

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Garry Winogrand, from “Figments From the Real World

And a 2point8 reader just sent in this one, in which Winogrand Bill Dane makes an appearance in the background.
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Bill Dane, “Hollywood, California, 1982″ from “Outside and Inside America”

Update: And London pal Matt Stuart sent this, from page 53 in “The Man in the Crowd, The Uneasy Streets of Garry Winogrand”, a photo of Tod Papageorge helping a lady across the street, with Paul McDonough on the right. Strangest thing is that I never noticed the flyer for PANTOMIME on the far right, which anchors that side of the picture, indeed.
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Garry Winogrand, from “The Man in the Crowd…

Thanks to the Tom Waits Library for the Waits/Ivar’s connection, though their plug-in audio didn’t work for me, so I hooked-up my own.

Link:
More Winogrand on 2point8.

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