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City Lights Events 2004

THE FIRST CHAIR

THE FIRST CHAIR
San Francisco 2004

In Lawrence Ferlinghetti's office resides the 'first chair', a trophy from the 1953 founding of City Lights Books. It is over 50 years old and the chair is still being used and revered.
CITY LIGHTS HUMOR

CITY LIGHTS HUMOR
San Francisco 2004

After photographing the City Lights staff, Stacey Lewis, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Nancy Peters are playing around in front of City Lights with the Sell Phone sign from inside the bookstore.
BOTH SIDES NOW

BOTH SIDES NOW
San Francisco 2004

Ferlinghetti is shown here in two poses I have combined into one photograph with Lawrence, the businessman and Lawrence, the personality. I have been working with Ferlinghetti for years and I have found him very appreciative of my work. Ever since my Last Gathering photography session in 1965, he has called me up on the phone to say "thanks." He has 'old school' manners, which fuels my soul.
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