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The Resource House of Nutter : the rebel tailor of Savile Row, Lance Richardson

House of Nutter : the rebel tailor of Savile Row, Lance Richardson

Label
House of Nutter : the rebel tailor of Savile Row
Title
House of Nutter
Title remainder
the rebel tailor of Savile Row
Statement of responsibility
Lance Richardson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"́From an early age, there was something different about Tommy and David Nutter. Growing up in an austere apartment above a café catering to truck drivers, both boys seemed destined to lead rather humble lives in post-war London--Tommy as a civil servant, David as a darkroom technician. Yet the strength of their imagination (plus a little help from their friends) transformed them instead into unlikely protagonists of a swinging cultural revolution. In 1969, at the age of twenty-six, Tommy opened an unusual new boutique on the "golden mile" of bespoke tailoring, Savile Row. While shocking a haughty establishment resistant to change, "Nutters of Savile Row" became an immediate sensation among the young, rich, and beautiful, beguiling everyone from Bianca Jagger to the Beatles--who immortalized Tommy's designs on the album cover of Abbey Road. Meanwhile, David's innate talent with a camera vaulted him across the Atlantic to New York City, where he found himself in a parallel constellation of stars (Yoko Ono, Elton John) who enjoyed his dry wit almost as much as his photography. House of Nutter tells the stunning true story of two gay men who influenced some of the most iconic styles and pop images of the twentieth century. Drawing on interviews with more than seventy people--and taking advantage of unparalleled access to never-before-seen pictures, letters, sketches, and diaries--journalist Lance Richardson presents a dual portrait of brothers improvising their way through five decades of extraordinary events, their personal struggles playing out against vivid backdrops of the Blitz, an obscenity trial, the birth of disco, and the devastation of the AIDS crisis. A propulsive, deftly plotted narrative filled with surprising details and near-operatic twists, House of Nutter takes readers on a wild ride into the minds and times of two brilliant dreamers."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, Lance
Dewey number
  • 746.9/2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TT505.N88
LC item number
R53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nutter, Tommy
  • Fashion designers
  • Rock musicians
  • Fashion in art
  • CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
  • Fashion designers
  • Great Britain
Label
House of Nutter : the rebel tailor of Savile Row, Lance Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-377)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1939-1968. Escape artists -- The golden age -- Young meteors -- The new aristocrats -- Interlude: Cilla and Bobby get married -- Part II: 1969-1976. Discotheque in a graveyard -- A complete look -- Blow-up -- Piccadilly Tom -- Libertines -- Muscle queens and Mozart records -- That wonderful summer -- Interlude: louder than Concorde -- Part III: 1977-1992. The velvet rope -- Are you being served? -- Lost boys -- Humdrum life -- Epilogue: dawn black
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 380 pages
Isbn
9780451496461
Lccn
2017045881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1001779256
  • (OCoLC)1001779256
Label
House of Nutter : the rebel tailor of Savile Row, Lance Richardson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-377)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1939-1968. Escape artists -- The golden age -- Young meteors -- The new aristocrats -- Interlude: Cilla and Bobby get married -- Part II: 1969-1976. Discotheque in a graveyard -- A complete look -- Blow-up -- Piccadilly Tom -- Libertines -- Muscle queens and Mozart records -- That wonderful summer -- Interlude: louder than Concorde -- Part III: 1977-1992. The velvet rope -- Are you being served? -- Lost boys -- Humdrum life -- Epilogue: dawn black
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 380 pages
Isbn
9780451496461
Lccn
2017045881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1001779256
  • (OCoLC)1001779256

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