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National Arts Club to screen doc on Jim Marshall, iconic ’60s rock photog

Jim Marshall took some of the most memorable and unique photos of musicians in the 1960s and ’70s, from Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones to Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin and Miles Davis. Earning the stars’ trust, he captured them both onstage and in unguarded moments offstage.

The National Arts Club, at 15 Gramercy Park South, is offering a free screening of the documentary “Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall” on Tues., Oct. 19, to be followed by a panel discussion of the infamous lensman’s life and work.

The Beatles on their 1965 U.S tour. (© Jim Marshall Photography LLC)

A child of immigrants who battled inner demons, Marshall fought his way to become one of the most trusted mavericks behind a lens, with a knack for capturing the decisive moment. Throughout his groundbreaking career, Marshall crossed boundaries to document many of the extraordinary social movements of the time.

Following the screening, Amelia Davis, photographer, executive producer and owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC; Jeff L. Rosenheim, the Joyce F. Menschel Curator at the department of photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Michelle Margetts, journalist and narrator of the film, will discuss Marshall and his work.

Jimi Hendrix during a sound check at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 (© Jim Marshall Photography LLC)

The event will start at 6 p.m. Doors open to the public 15 minutes before then. For more information and to register, visit the eventbrite page.

All guests must have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccine (CDC card or photo, Excelsior PassCLEAR Health Pass or other digital record) as well as a photo ID will be required. Masks are also required.

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