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Purchase Prints and See Larger Images: store.jennylens.com/punk “Please investigate PUNK PIONEERS by photographer Jenny Lens, who captured the scene so perfectly.” — Henry Rollins, LA Weekly ALL prints are MUSEUM quality!! Metropolitan Museum of Art licensed my SCREAMERS for Punk: From Chaos

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Belinda Carlisle Go-Gos, Lorna Doom Germs, Hellin Killer, Pleasant Gehman, Aug 1977

A few words about Darby Crash and the Germs. I don’t watch current TV (got rid of my TV) but borrow some DVDs from library. Sometimes in a recent film, or something online, I hear or read the name … Darby Crash.

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Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. ~Zen proverb. Patti Smith, San Diego, Nov 11, 1976. Buy Prints from Jenny Lens Photo store!

Newsletter Sign-Up Form. Pls include First and Last names, so I recognize my pals, or get to know you. Special offers and updates. Won’t spam ya nor lots of emails. You can easily Unsubscribe using link on bottom of emails.

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Rhino72

HEAR the STORIES behind these famous photos THIS WEEK ONLY!  People ALWAYS write (in magazines and books!) that MY Famous Debbie Harry photo was taken at CBGB’s. SHUT UP! I took that during Blondie’s Los Angeles Debut at the Whisky, February 1977. Here’s

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WRITE ME TO SIGN UP. I closed registration. Can add you IF you write me no later than 1:30 PM PST. A few Time Zone Converters or Google it: TimeZone Converter, World Time Buddy or Time and Date See (In)Famous Photos and Hear Rare Insightful Stories! ONLY

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Secret Punk History! Rare, LIVE, Once in a Lifetime Op to See and Hear Jenny Lens, MFA “The Girl with the Camera Eye.” Author of “Punk Pioneers.” Special Intro Offer: 3 hours PLUS Discount on Photo Orders! Ask Questions, See

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Belinda Carlisle Go-Gos, Lorna Doom Germs, Hellin Killer, Pleasant Gehman, Aug 1977

MY photo of Alice Bag in “American Sabor,” the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit!! Alice Bag aka Alicia Velasquez, acclaimed performer and author.  “I had the good fortune to have as my first interview Ms. Jenny Lens, the legendary punk photographer who shot some

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Could This Be Art? Sunset Blvd 1977

WRITE ME: tell me what you want to see and hear! High Res Scanned: AC/DC Alley Cats Arthur J and Goldcups Avengers Bags Black Randy Blondie Bob Marley Boomtown Rats Cherie Currie Chris Spedding Chuck Berry Chuck E. Weiss Clash

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D-Day Movies, TV, Documentaries, Books. Never forget. Jenny Lens MFA

D-Day, June 6, 1944 America and her Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, in France. A few months later we won WW2. To ever say you are too young to know, or Hitler and his cohorts weren’t that bad

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ClashLiveEngland

The Clash! 16 Tons Tour, England, June 1980. Photos for sale: store.jennylens.com/punk. Top and Middle: SOOC straight out of camera, no digital effects. Bottom: digitally altered. BEST LIVE SHOWS EVER. Do not remove watermarks. All Rights Reserved. Copyrighted. ENJOY!  

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Joe Strummer, the Clash 16 Tons Tour, England, June, 1980. Photos for sale: store.jennylens.com/punk. Live photos: England, June 1980. Bottom: colorized, textured black and white image. BEST LIVE SHOWS EVER. Do not remove watermarks. All Rights Reserved. Copyrighted. ENJOY!

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Joe Strummer, the Clash 16 Tons Tour, Santa Monica (LA County), March 3, 1980. Photos for sale: store.jennylens.com/punk. Joe Strummer Live and Backstage. BEST LIVE SHOWS EVER. Do not remove watermarks. All Rights Reserved. Copyrighted. ENJOY!

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Wattles Park Birthday Party for Screamer Tomata du Plenty, and Liara, w/her sister, Chase Holiday, May 28, 1979. RARE daytime event for LA Punks! Great, colorful fashions, predicting 1980s colors, prom dresses, chiffons, layers, etc. Pre-dating Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.

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Screamers Debut, May 28 1977, Jenny Lens MFA

Screamers hitting liquor store before their world premiere debut.  May 28, 1977 at Steve Samioff’s loft. He was publisher of Slash Magazine (way before the record company). One of THE most memorable experiences in the lives of those present who knew we were witnessing

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Screamers debut, May 28, 1977. I LOVE these images! This is Tomata du Plenty at his best. He was charismatic and mesmerizing, on and off stage. Everyone loved Tomata, RIP. Seen in my hardcover coffee table solo photo book from Rizzoli, “PUNK

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Screamers debut, May 28, 1977. Several never before seen images, mostly low res scans from proof sheets. Have fun!

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Screamers debut, May 28, 1977. Several never before seen images, mostly low res scans from proof sheets. Have fun!

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Perhaps THE most iconic photo of the Screamers (large image, second from bottom). Seen on bootlegs, magazines, books, documentaries. THE centerfold in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog for their Punk: from Chaos to Couture fashion gala show, 2013. Do

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I lovingly share my memories, based on my photos, my journals, vast resources which I’ve collected since 1976 (fanzines, magazines, documentaries, etc), and stories close friends shared with me the past decade or so. A few close friends from the

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Kick Boy, Claude Bessy, Masque, Jan 17, 1978

Claude “Kick Boy” Bessy, in “Decline of the Western Civilization,” Part 1, directed by Penelope Spheeris, reads a letter to the editor of Slash Magazine, his role at that pioneering punk fanzine. He relates the tale wherein the writer is

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Blondie, Back Door Man Cover, Debbie Harry, May 1977

Welcome to Jenny Lens Photos and Stories The most published early West Coast punk rock photographer, 1976-1980 BUY photos. Images larger than seen here: store.jennylens.com/punk “Please investigate Punk Pioneers by photographer Jenny Lens, who captured the scene so perfectly.” “Henry Rollins, LA Weekly

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INTERVIEWS or PRESS COVERAGE: I MUST HAVE FINAL TEXT EDIT. I will need signed agreements from publisher, editor and writer BEFORE I participate in ANY interview. I WILL PULL story and images. Plus seek legal action if you publish and pull

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MY X photo graced the cover of a badly written, demeaning profile of MY life and work in May 7, 2014  issue of the Argonaut, a small westside free weekly paper. Read my erudite, fact-filled brief history of EARLY westside LA

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My letter to the editor and publisher: It is with great sorrow, hurt and anger that I write to you. My photo is on the cover of the current issue. I warned Michael not to put words into my mouth. I

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Punk on Film, continued: Jenny Lens Posted May 7, 2014 by The Argonaut in News Exene Cervenka and John Doe at Club 88, 1980, by Jenny Lens [PLUS black and white Billy Zoom, Exene and DJ Bonebrake, Cover Image for Story,

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THE SCREAMERS WERE THE GREATEST onstage and off! I’ve TONS of ah-mazing photos. Tomata du Plenty was everywhere. There’s so much I want to share, but it’s been a tough week, redesigning this site from the ground up, adding tons

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Johnny Rotten, Joan Jett, Whisky, March 9, 1978

Johnny Rotten, Joan Jett, Whisky, March 9, 1978, Jenny Lens MFA Purchase photos from my photo store: store.jennylens.com/punk. I ONLY photographed from August 1976-June 1980. IF a band came later or IS NOT ON this list, I DID NOT PHOTOGRAPH them.

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X John Doe, Whisky, May 1980

Words cannot express how I feel looking at this collage of my X photos. SO many memories, such great music, being present when songs forming, debuts, evolving, parties, people (too many departed this realm), the dreams, the fullness of living.

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Gorgeous 16×20 prints of these luminous images seen at Tomata du Plenty’s Big Hair painting exhibit. May 2-3, 2014, Art-Share, downtown LA. Purchase info: Jenny Lens Punk Photo Store. Click on left or right side of image to scroll thru

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Mary Rat, Jenny Lens, Hellin Killer, Farrah goodbye party, Sept

Pls refer to a cool interview by Alice Bag and my Brief Bio.

Rolling Stones, Mick, Ronnie, Keith, Houston, TX, July 19, 1978

Rolling Stones, Mick, Ronnie, Keith, Houston, TX, July 19, 1978, Jenny Lens MFA PLS read this before writing me! I keep my prices low by working efficiently and posting the most asked info here. Thank you. ALL prints are MUSEUM quality,

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PIL, Olympic Auditorium, May 4, 1980

PIL, Olympic Auditorium, May 4, 1980, Jenny Lens MFA “Jenny Lens Punk Archive, Photo Publication History, short list” “Please investigate Punk Pioneers by photographer Jenny Lens, who captured the scene so perfectly.” “Henry Rollins, LA Weekly I rarely update this,

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Randettes, Exene, Alice Bag, Trudie, Connie, KK Barrett, Nickey

Randettes, Exene, Alice Bag, Trudie, Connie, KK Barrett, Spazz Attack, Nickey Beat, March 5, 1978, Whisky, Jenny Lens MFA “How is it that each time you send images they’re amazing shots I’ve never seen before?” Spring, 2002, from Lisa Corson,

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Thank you for looking at my site. How can I be of service? My online photo store: store.jennylens.com/punk Collectors: pls be very specific about your questions. I love to read your personal stories. Thank you! Licensing for editorial, commercial or

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David Lee Roth, Van Halen, Whisky, May 29, 1977, Jenny Lens MFA By entering this site/blog, you agree to observe all federal and international copyright laws. IF YOU AGREE to the following, come on in and have fun! If you

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Fashion, outdoors, gun, Alice Bag, Belinda Carlisle, Hellin Kill

Alice Bag interviewed Jenny Lens in 2004. Alice is considered by many to be the very first hard core singer with her radical band, the Bags,who first hit the streets in 1977. Their riotous show at the Troubadour, known for

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X Exene Decline Filming, Club 88, March 1980

X Exene Decline Filming, Club 88, March 1980, Jenny Lens MFA I was born and raised in LA. I was a shy, introverted adolescent in the wild sixties of Vietnam protests, free love and sex due to the pill and

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Rolling Stones, Sam Houston Auditorium, July 19, 1978, Jenny Lens MFA. Quick post for my Facebook pal, Russ Levi. He posted a fun ref to the Stones dressed as clowns. I’ll write the story about photographing them another time.

by Richard Schaefer in Lisa Fancher’s “Street Life” fanzine. Proof I was the Ramones “numero uno fan and famous paparazzi in her own right.” In EARLY 1977!! Tantalizing sounds of the skirmishes of desire, of lips surrendering cheap kissed in

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