Books

Jim Marshall Show Me the Picture

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Jim Marshall created iconic images of rock ‘n’ roll stars, jazz greats, and civil rights leaders. He had the power to look into the soul of an individual and to capture the mood of an entire generation. This deluxe, career-spanning volume showcases hundreds of photographs: intimate portraits, heady crowd scenes, and haunting street shots evoking the sights and sounds of the 1960s and 1970s. Marked-up proof sheets offer insight into Marshall’s process, while in-depth essays from his contemporaries tell a compelling story about this larger-than-life man. Nearly a decade after his death, Marshall’s legacy is the subject of a documentary feature film. This gorgeous collection is a must-have for devoted fans and newcomers alike, a fitting tribute to a true legend.

Photographs by Jim Marshall; authored by Amelia Davis; compiled by Karen Grigsby Bates, Michelle Margetts, Joel Selvin, Meg Shiffle
Chronicle Books August 2018
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Cash at Folsom and San Quentin

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A powerful portrait of a legendary musician by a legendary photographer. Carefully curated with full access to the Jim Marshall Archive, this handsome oversized volume offers the definitive view of Johnny Cash’s legendary prison concerts at Folsom in 1968 and San Quentin in 1969. Cash had been interested in recording a live album at a prison since his 1955 hit, Folsom Prison Blues. The idea was put on hold for a few years until 1968, when Cash visited one of California’s oldest maximum-security prisons to record his At Folsom Prison album. Cash had known Jim Marshall since the early 1960s and personally requested him to record the prison concert. Marshall was the only official photographer present, and was granted unlimited access.

Photographs by Jim Marshall, authored by Marty Stuart, edited by Amelia Davis
Reel Art Press May 2018
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A limited supply of hand-signed editions available at Premiere Collectibles


Peace

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Jim Marshall’s unseen “peace” photographs, collated and published here for the first time, are a timely document for our world today. Almost 60 years after Gerald Holtom created the peace symbol, this body of work is a beautiful and thoughtful reflection from one of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century. Marshall is renowned and celebrated for his photography of musicians and bands in the 1960s and beyond, but his beautiful photos of the peace sign have never been seen before. This is the second in a series of books published by Reel Art Press in collaboration with the Jim Marshall Archive.

Photographs by Jim Marshall, foreword by Shepard Fairey, afterward by Joan Baez, authored by Peter Doggett
Reel Art Press September 2017
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Jazz Festival

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Published for the first time are Marshall’s jazz festival photographs from the 1960s, which capture the crowd, the performances and unguarded moments with jazz icons such as Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Ray Charles and many more. Over 95% of the material in this breathtaking volume has never been seen before. Marshall’s remarkable photographs of the festivals at Newport and Monterey immortalize the unique energy and soul of these celebrations of jazz. Complete access to Marshall’s vast archive has been granted for this book. This is the first in a series of books published by Reel Art Press in collaboration with the Jim Marshall Archive.

Photographs by Jim Marshall, foreword by President Bill Clinton, introduction by renowned jazz writer Nat Hentoff, design by art director Graham Marsh (The Cover Art of Blue Note Records, Hollywood and the Ivy Look).
Reel Art Press September 2016
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The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution

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Widely regarded as the cradle of revolution, California’s Haight-Ashbury grew in the sixties from a small neighborhood in San Francisco to a worldwide phenomenon. GRAMMY Trustees Award-winning photographer Jim Marshall visually chronicles this area and era as perhaps no one else did in a new book, The Haight: Love Rock and Revolution. Featuring hundreds of images of music and cultural icons shot between 1965 and 1968—including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and Bill Graham, Donovan, The Beatles, Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary—The Haight tells a complete and comprehensive story of the revolutionary aspects of the day.

Photographs by Jim Marshall, preface by Donovan and text by Joel Selvin.
Hardcover October 2014
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