Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Very Cheerful, Chandleresque Noir Noel!

"The Ravenswood" / L.A. penthouse residence of May West 
from the early 1930s

Sunday, Dec. 20th -7:30pm / 8pm - 88.5 KCSN Los Angeles
Tune in to Molly Barnes PBS Radio Broadcast "ART NEWS" featuring photographer Jim McHugh and his current NY Exhibition "Let's Get Lost," Architecture and the Silver Screen.

This is a photograph of mine published by Los Angeles Magazine last year. An interesting sidebar - the Ravenswood was actually built by Paramount Pictures to house visiting actors, writers, directors etc. It's well known that Mae West lived there, but apparently Eva Gardiner, Clark Gable and many other celebrities did as well. My wife Johnna and I lived in the Ravenswood in the mid-1980s. The Ravenswood is certainly one of the most familiar and iconic examples of Los Angeles Cinematic Architecture. I keep returning to photograph it. This is another print from my files done a few years ago on Polaroid T-55. MOODisima!

These photographs will be represented at the L.A. Art Show in January by Timothy Yarger Fine Art. All the works chosen will be from  "Let's Get Lost." It's exciting  going through these Los Angeles pictures. When sometimes I think "That It!" The city will always give up yet another hidden surprise!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Steve Tyrell Celebrates 5 years at The Cafe Carlyle!

Steve Tyrell at the Cafe Carlyle performing his classic CD-" STANDARD TIME" which celebrates it's 10 anniversary. Steve's also marks his 5th year at the Cafe Carlyle for the Holiday engagement! He sang the 3 McHugh songs from the album, "I'm in the Mood for Love," "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love,Baby."                                                                                                              

While shooting these pictures I heard some one next to me whisper  "I Like your style!"  I looked over to see sports photographer Neil Leifer, Tyrell's other great photo buddy!

 With me were MC Marden / People Magazine / Time Inc. veteran, as well as sculptor Joel Shapiro and his wife and artist Ellen Phelan. The Music- Art-Photography Night! Joel visited the Louis Armstrong Museum in Queens that afternoon. He knows all the standards by heart!

Steve sang 3 encores, they wouldn't let him go!!

Pat Riley showed up after Madison Square Garden

See Steve Tyrell at the Cafe Carlyle through New Year's Eve.  FYI. Book's packed everynight. We went on a Wednesday and there wasn't an empty seat..

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let's Get Lost / Newest Photo Exhibit by Jimmy McHugh III

Jimmy McHugh's grandson, photographer Jim McHugh (Architectural Digest) has a new book and photography Exhibition titled after the iconic standard "Let's Get Lost."  The photographs depict a moody, Chandleresque Los Angeles. The works are an homage to his grandfather and Hollywood as the vintage Cinema Capitol. The songwriter and lyricist Dorothy Fields traveled there after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Many Broadway Theaters  were closing and the daring McHugh and Fields set off to  Hollywood to try their hands at writing songs for the movies! 

  Photographer Jimmy McHugh III and friends at the                   "Lets Get Lost" Opening Night reception                click for more pictures

Pictures from the exhibit are in the Permanent Collection of the George Eastman House.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Jim McHugh in Miami@ Art Miami

Timothy Yarger Fine Art 
Tim Yarger and Elizabeth Yochim

Included at Miami is the new edition of "Lets Get Lost" available on on

Last minute installation issues the morning before the opening night Vernissage.

 " Washington Boulevard" and "Modern City" on view at Timothy Yarger Fine Art
with "The Orpheum Theatre" and " "The Ojai."