A trio of items to keep Doors fans abreast of what’s happening in The Doors world.
Doors Book: The Doors and Jim Morrison may not be the most written about rock band (The Beatles) but every year about 8 or 9 new books about The Doors or Jim Morrison are published every year. Rock writer and author Gillian Gaar will release her book “The Doors: The Illustrated History” (not to be confused with Danny Sugerman’s “The Illustrated History of The Doors”. Gaar’s book charts the career of The Doors year by year from 1966-1971 and the post-Morrison Doors in a chapter titled “The Never Ending Resurrection”. Gaar’s previous books include as subjects Elvis Presley, Nirvana, The Beatles, Green Day, and women in rock. “The Doors: The Illustrated History” will be released July 8 (the 44th anniversary of Morrison being buried in Pere LaChaise Cemetery) and is available for pre-order at Amazon. I’ll have a review as soon as I can.
Auction: Lelands auctions has up for auction a “Peanuts” cartoon strip drawn by Jim Morrison as a teenager. The cartoon is a four panel strip with four different gags in it. The jokes are of a sexual nature the subjects include bartering for sex, oral sex, social disease and a subject that would get Morrison fired from the Whisky a go-go, swearing. The strip was drawn by Jim Morrison when he was a teenager and is probably among the cartoons Morrison’s friend Fud Ford describes seeing him draw during his years in Alameda. The starting price is $1000.00 and the auction is scheduled for July 17 at 9 pm Eastern Standard time. For more information and to see the comic strip visit the Lelands site.
More Theatre: This one is past, or is about to happen in India tonight, but it is part of interesting phenomena surrounding the theatre of Jim Morrison. Kirtana Kumar and Indian actress, director and writer is presenting her one woman show “One Night in Paris” that was inspired by a trip to Pere LaChaise Cemetery to visit Jim Morrison’s grave. Kumar who was a Doors fan since she was a teenager sets the Pere LaChaise visit when she is older and explores her life through rock and roll and her love of The Doors. If this sounds familiar, it seems visits to Morrison’s grave at Pere LaChaise are inspiring one woman shows. In May we reported on how a similar visit inspired Dael Orlandersmith to write her play “Forever”. Kumar’s “One Night in Paris” is being presented in Indiranagar, India tonight (July 2) at 8:30pm local time. If any reviews become available we’ll report on them.
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