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Rocky Horror

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  • March 31, 2013

“I could snap whatever caught my eye, stirred my imagination”, states Mick Rock about the time he spent with the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”. As the “special photographer” on the set he was right in the middle of the action. This book contains 272 pages of the most beautiful pictures – most of them never published before – from the entire film production, featuring images from the set as well as backstage photos of the actors and the director. Mick Rock’s fabulous pictures show Tim Curry aka Frank N. Furter jumping into the swimming pool during a shooting break, Richard O’Brien being transformed into Riff Raff, and how the illustrious society celebrates the creation of “Rocky” the love monster. These and many other pictures by Mick Rock have been compiled for the first time in this magnificent tome, complemented by the photographer’s reminiscences of this time, and ennobled by Richard O’Brien’s foreword. This high quality photo book is a unique film document as well as a splendid collector’s item for everyone who is crazy about the story of mad scientist Frank N.Furter. The original play opened in 1973 on the experimental stage “Theatre Upstairs” at the Royal Court Theatre in London, and the same year it was elected “Best Musical of 1973”. In 1974, the shooting of the film began with most of the actors from the original cast, along with other great young actors such as Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry. The film premiered in 1975. And now – finally, thirty years later – this large-format illustrated book with its luxurious, stylish design – perfectly fitting to the film – has been released.

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