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Author Richardson, Lance, 1984- author.

Title House of Nutter : the rebel tailor of Savile Row / Lance Richardson.

Publication Info. New York : Crown Archetype, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    746.9209 Nutter,T RIC    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    746.9209 Nutter,T RIC    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 NUTTER,T RIC    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    92 NUTTER,T RIC    Available
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-377).
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.
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.
Subject Nutter, Tommy, 1943-1992.
Fashion designers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780451496461 (hardcover)
0451496469 (hardcover)
9780451496478 (trade pbk.)
0451496477 (trade pbk.)
9780525529439 (audiobook download)
9780451496485 (eBook)

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