Black Leather Jacket

by Mick Farren

Black Leather Jacket

  • ISBN-13: 9780859650878
  • Author(s): Mick Farren
  • Subject: Cultural studies
  • Publisher: Plexus
  • Imprint: Plexus
  • Publication Date: 02-08-1982
  • Format: p/b

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Ever since Marlon Brando slouched across the screen wearing a black leather jacket in The Wild One, the mixture of animal magnetism and sexual aberration which the leather jacket manages to convey has ensured it a best-selling place in the catalogue of cool. Using more than a hundred evocative photographs, The Black Leather Jacket traces its popularity through the Hells Angels of the forties; the beats of the fifties; the counter-culture of the sixties; the sexual excesses of the seventies; the punk explosion, begun by the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and the Clash; the heavy metal and rock groups of the eighties; to the present day, where the black leather jacket is a potent part of 21st century consciousness.
About the book

Ever since Marlon Brando slouched across the screen wearing a black leather jacket in The Wild One, the mixture of animal magnetism and sexual aberration which the leather jacket manages to convey has ensured it a best-selling place in the catalogue of cool. Using more than a hundred evocative photographs, The Black Leather Jacket traces its popularity through the Hells Angels of the forties; the beats of the fifties; the counter-culture of the sixties; the sexual excesses of the seventies; the punk explosion, begun by the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and the Clash; the heavy metal and rock groups of the eighties; to the present day, where the black leather jacket is a potent part of 21st century consciousness.

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