Phone Booth At The Tropicana Motel, 1977
"Do you see that phone booth in between Tom Waits and Tommy Ramone? That was everyone's office at the parking lot of the old Tropicana Motel in West Hollywood. The Ramones and other bands loved to stay there. Tom Waits lived there full time. One day, I was in London and I called the phone booth collect to check in with my pal Rodney. The British operator did not have a clue that it was a phone booth and when she asked Rodney if he would pay the charges, he simply said "yes". You could never pull that off today." ~Brad Elterman
Brad Elterman is a professional photographer from Beverly Hills, California, who addressed the rock 'n' roll lifestyle in Hollywood encompassing pop, punk and rock bands. He started his career at the age of 16 taking and selling a photo of Bob Dylan in concert in 1974. He went on to photograph numerous bands and artists of the 1970s, including the Faces with Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Sex Pistols, the Runaways, Bebe Buell, Kiss, Queen, Blondie, the Ramones, Bay City Rollers, ABBA, Boney M, Kenny Rogers, The Who, Leif Garrett, Michael Jackson, among others. Some of the magazines, newspapers and other publications that he contributed to include Creem, Circus, Rolling Stone, People, Hit Parader, New York Post, National Enquirer, "New Musical Express", and Melody Maker.
Archival Semi-Matte 260gsm
Hand Signed and Numbered on verso by Brad Elterman