Tuesday, 10 February 2004
Pix Of The Day: Pantechnicon Of Satirical Talent
CREDIT: © Eric Hands/EricHands.com
WHERE: London, England. WHAT: early 1970s 'Private Eye' personalities.
NOTE: ALL four thumbnail clicks will pop-up the same source page with a slide show.
In the early 1970s, the British satirical magazine 'Private Eye' was home to some of the wittiest and most entertaining people in the country. The magazine's staff photographer from about 1970 to 1976 was Eric Hands, who shares some portraits from those heady days through his web site. In the thumbnail strip we feature some personal favorites (L to R): Peter Cook; Barry Humphries as housewife and super-star Dame Edna Everidge; Malcolm Muggeridge; and Willie Rushton.
Visit EricHands.com to see other portraits from the counter culture that eventually became part of the establishment in its own right. That truckload of humorists and writers from almost thirty years ago, some now departed and sadly missed, seems more like a glittering pantheon looking back. If you are familiar with their work, you may still hear echoes of their styles reverberating down the years to the present.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)