A FASHIONABLE WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE
The American Cinematheque screened the documentary “Who Is Harry Nilsson?” last week and we can’t get it out of our mind. Nilsson was a haunting singer/ musician in the 60′s and 70′s who was so cool the Beatles were fans of his. (His song “Everybody’s Talkin’ ” was the theme for the movie Midnight Cowboy.) The documentary has amazing footage of Harry and John Lennon and Ringo and his various famous friends, thirty or forty years ago. Lotsa drugs and booze. Some of my favorite movie moments featured his record producer Richard Perry flaunting astonishing early 70′s clothes – skintight velvet or plaid jackets with pagoda shoulders, shirts with huge dog ear collars, and tiny V neck sweaters with platform shoes. If you love this musical era like we do- see this film.