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    Grateful Dead Collection of Photos, Negatives, and Contact Sheets at the Fillmore East (40) With Copyright (1970). A group of photos, negatives and contact sheets featuring the legendary San Francisco act playing live in 1970 at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on November 5-8, and the Fillmore East in New York City on November 16. All taken and signed by photographer Melanie Adler, daughter of Oscar-winning writer/film producer Buddy Adler. This lot includes:

    1) A total of 20 printed photos. Three are color photos and are mounted on black backing boards. One color photo is not mounted, but housed in a plastic sleeve (and measures 6.5 x 9.7"). Sixteen are in black and white and mounted on black backing boards. One black and white is not mounted (measuring 8 x 10") and housed in a plastic sleeve. All backing boards measure 11 x 14". Overall, in Very Good Plus condition;

    2) A total of 340 35 mm original negatives, housed in 10 negative sleeves. Overall, in Very Good Plus condition;

    3) A total of 10 contact sheets;

    4) An 8 x 10" glossy paper print of a 1970 photograph of Melanie Adler.

    Overall, in Very Good condition. Sale includes copyright, except for the portrait of Adler.

    "In the moment... November 1970: the Vietnam War rages on, Richard Nixon is in the White House and John Lindsay is the Mayor of New York City... my home.

    "I'm 23 years old, a young, professional photographer. Through my lens, what faces would I see, what decisive moments would I capture? On a train from Grand Central to Port Chester - the first of four nights of the Grateful Dead, in concert at the Capitol Theatre. Followed a few days later with one concert at the Fillmore East. Stoned, in the moment, on a wild, hypnotic ride, my camera as my voice... "Uncle John's Band", "Truckin'", "Casey Jones", "St. Stephen", "Good Lovin", "Friend of the Devil", "Dark Star"...

    "Forty-nine years later, I realize that while a rock band's fame is an elusive thing, capable of swelling to gargantuan proportions at one time and shrinking to the size of a lonely spotlight at others, the Grateful Dead will always remain real to me, in that moment."
    --Melanie Adler

    LOP from Melanie Adler. COA from Heritage Auctions.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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