for HAiR at Pentacle Theatre
Photographs, drawings, animations, and film clips projected with the rear-screen projection system used as a backdrop centerpiece for HAiR.
Robert Altman, the great Rolling Stones photographer gave special permission for the use of several of his famous 1960's photographs. Permission was sought and granted for images whenever it was feasible to do so. Others were created with computer graphic programs.
Psychedelic Kaleidoscope as the audience entered
Protest crowd as "The Lecturer" began
black and white hands stacked together
closeup of clasped hands and people in daisy chain in background
the following images flickered by in under a minute while an intense "orchestra winding up" sound ala The Beatles' "Day In The Life" played, and The Lecturer was transformed into Berger circa 1968.
The effect was of a time machine, zooming us from the present to three decades back.
Turn of the 21st Century fireworks with CNN logo, ending with The Pope
President Clinton---cigar appears in his mouth
satirical Clinton parade float
riot control police in China
bug eyed "Communion" alien
earthquake in San Francisco
house on fire
Berlin wall being demolished
Pee Wee Herman
a street gang member
Space Shuttle Challenger explosion
Three Mile Island
Ford with Brezhnikev
Nixon leaving the White House
protester in a shroud
President Johnson with soldiers
Martin Luther King and LBJ
bombs over Vietnam
dead bodies in Vietnam
a peace button
John Lennon with a rose
protest poster satirizing "The Great Society"
Walter Michael Harris's brother Hyacinth putting flowers in rifle
helicopter in vietnam
LBJ looking weary on the phone
rainbow peace symbol melting onto full moon
hippies sitting in formation of a peace symbol
painting of Aquarius the water bearer
The Statue of Liberty---and waving for "Donna"
Mother Mary and Baby Jesus---and winking for the end of "Donna"
girl with hash pipe at Woodstock for "Hashish"
Sistene Chapel ceiling for "Sodomy"
were projected for a second time through the song with the whole Tribe and audience joining in
sodomy--fellatio--cunnilingus--pederasty--father--why do these--NASTY--masturbation--can be fun--join--Kama Sutra--everyooooooone
Jimi Hendrix multiple image ala Andy Warhol---and changing colors for "Colored Spade"
Without detailing them all, suffice to say that films of Fellini, Antonioni, and Polanski were represented, coming up on the screen in time to the music.
Timothy Leary smiling still "Manchester
a Moire pattern spiraling for the ending choru of "Manchester"
black and white photo under a freeway bridge for "Ain't Got No"
a stop sign for "Dead End"
Martin Luther King double image for the freedom rally ending of "Dead End"
Art Noveau poster of a woman for Sheila's entrance
Freedom March poster as the KKK enters
soldier in Vietnam wearing peace medallion during the Peace Now chant
soldier in Vietnam with guitar on his back
during "Ain't Got No Grass"--all authentic from the period, impossible to describe each
The Pop Culture Section
explosion of '60's images also impossible to describe---computer animation had pictures sliding in, overlapping, twirling off, piling up.
Some images seen were Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Batman, Gort the Robot, Jesus, Armstrong on the moon, Burton and Taylor in "Cleopatra"
nose, extreme close up angle for "Air"