Grit and Glamour

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

Written By: Allan Tannenbaum, Peter Occhiogrosso
This dazzling collection of photography by award-winning photographer Allan Tannenbaum offers a tour-de-force journey into the visual glories of 1970s New York. 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 of celebrities and scene-makers that surrounded them, Tannenbaum’s lens provides an insider’s look at the wild fashions, flamboyant clothes, and creative 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, entertainment, and music—accompanied by insightful essays and commentary.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 10/25/2016
ISBN: 9781608878192
Pages: 208
Trim Size: 9.25 x 12.75


  • About the Author 
  • Press
Allan Tannenbaum, Author: Allan Tannenbaum's career in photography spans more than four decades. His first work as a professional photographer was in 1973 for the SoHo Weekly News, and he remained with that paper until it folded in 1982. He now works as an international photojournalist contributing to various magazines, as well as design firms and advertising agencies. He also shoots portraits and serves as a contributing photographer for many noted publications including Time, Life, and Newsweek. He is the author of two books of his photography, New York in the 70s and New York.

Peter Occhiogrosso, Contributor: 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.