Saturday, 14 July 2007

Exhibit 7: Gary's Glitter Bar - Leader Of The Snack (1994)


YY: I was an editor at a publishing house in Covent Garden when Gary Glitter opened The Glitter Bar on the corner of Leicester Square. If I remember rightly, it was a tiny little sandwich bar opposite the slightly more impressive Planet Hollywood. It went out of business very quickly. For some strange reason I kept the bag my sandwich came in and pinned it on my studio wall. Perhaps I thought it might one day become a valuable piece of memorabilia of one of the our great cultural icons. Well that didn't work out, did it.

4 comments:

Claire said...

I have one too!

Oh dear, how sad are we? I thought there might be some oddball who'd want it when he dies though....?

speskalkay said...

I'll buy it from you :-)

Robertoh said...

God, it took a long time to register on this thing. Lame. Anyway... I have a picture of Gary Glitter squeezing the juice of one of a large plate of lemons into his gob, from 1974. It was taken by Kate Simon, who did the first Clash album cover and a Bob Marley cover shot.

Robertoh said...

P.S. My previous post aplies because it had something to do with a new diet he was trying out. I wonder how much an order of lemon halves was at his kiosk.