Category Archives: Legend

THE REACH OF JOCKO by Peter Nolan Smith

Four years ago Michael Jackson was found dead in the bed of a rented mansion in LA. Millions of Jocko’s fans around the globe deposited flowers before US embassies and consulates to mourn the superstar’s passing. I was in Thailand. I saw a Thai cop cry. My younger friends in New York reported that on […]

CASSE-TOI BRIGITTE by Peter Nolan Smith

Working at a nightclubs I met a lot of people; famous, infamous, and nobodies. Sometimes I had no idea who was who. One night at Hurrah I stopped a skinny bearded man from entering the club for free. His massive bodyguard steered me right. “It’s Mick Jagger.” “That’s him.” The rock star was with a […]

Dead As Hunter S Thompson

Hunter S Thompson. Forever a man lived life to the fullest, because oblivion is easier to achieve than enlightenment.

ONLY A GAME by Peter Nolan Smith

Argentina beat West Germany in the 1986 World Cup of Football. The victors reached the finals thanks to an unexpected quarter-final victory over England and the global memory of that grudge match was an illegal score off the fist of striker Diego Maradona. The media labeled the controversial goal ‘the Hand of God’. Few people […]

Helmut Newton Of Course

Sex for Helmut Newton was different from the Playboy’s softcore offerings, however Hugh Hefner recognized the Berlin-born photographer’s talent and hired Newton to shoot ‘vanilla’ pictorials of Natassia Kinski and Kristine DeBell. Newton’s fixated vision of sexuality will always be renowned for a departure point far beyond most people’s ken of fetishism, because his models’ […]