Though I cannot speak about the hotel's time in Rock 'n Roll, I can speak to my life during that time, and I saw my life in front of me at this opening of Rock 'n Roll at Studio 659.
You need to remember that during the '60's, there was Vietnam and protests. A lot of underground movements were around writing, photographing, rallying, to end the war and the rulership of the current political and social oppression of free speech, and protesting the cultural norms that were then a suppression rather than the acceptance of a growing society of Hippies (which I am a part of). Status quo was not being accepted by young adults. The stereotyping or molding of "what you should be" was being thrown out the door. Sort of where my photography is coming from, not wanting to learn and copy others, but rather to experience and create from "me" . . .
|(image taken from Internet many hears ago - not mine)|
Please go see this show. Sit, stare, go mindless, feel the time of joy in our history, and bring it to our new future! It is galleries and studios like this that bring joy to people's lives. Please donate when you can, to keep this culture of art that brings meaning to us, alive . . .