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Grit and Glamour

The Street Style, High Fashion, and Legendary Music of the 1970s

Allan Tannenbaum (By (photographer)), Peter Occhiogrosso (Contributions by), Debbie Harry (Foreword by)


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Grit and Glamour features an incredible range of photography by famed artist Allan Tannenbaum covering the styles and fashions of the iconic decade, including stars and artists such as the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, and Andy Warhol.

Take a journey back to the decadent decade of the 1970s with this dazzling collection of photographs from award-winning photographer Allan Tannenbaum. Grit and Glamour offers a tour-de-force journey into the visual glories of this exuberantly fashionable time. Iconic black-and-white and color photos from the Big Apple’s glamorous era paint an immersive picture of how the fashion gurus and stylish personalities of the decade influenced the way everyone dressed in public life. With photographs of the Stones, John Lennon, Andy Warhol, and the myriad celebrities and scene-makers that surrounded them, Tannenbaum’s lens provides an insider’s look at the wild fashions, flamboyant clothes and accessories of the 70s. Each section of the book focuses on a different aspect of the decade—from nightlife, fashion, and street scene to arts and entertainment and music, accompanied by insightful commentary and revealing anecdotes.

Insight Editions, 9781608878192, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2016

About the Author

Peter Occhiogrosso has authored or coauthored more than 20 books over the past 30 years, including Frank Zappa's autobiography. He served as music editor at the Soho Weekly News for much of the time Allan Tannenbaum was Photo Editor, and wrote extensively on music for other publications as well. He lives in Woodstock, NY.

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie.