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May Pang – “The Lost Weekend” Photographs of John Lennon

 

MAY PANG, JOHN LENNON’S COMPANION & LOVER DURING HIS “LOST WEEKEND” ERA TO SHOWCASE HER CANDID PHOTOS OF LENNON AT A SPECIAL THREE-DAY FREE EXHIBITION AT THE PARK THEATER IN HUDSON, NY, FRIDAY, JUNE 28 – SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2024

EXHIBITION ENTITLED “THE LOST WEEKEND: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF MAY PANG” COINCIDES WITH THE RECENT DIGITAL RELEASE OF THE FEATURE FILM DOCUMENTARY ON LENNON AND PANG “THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY”

MAY PANG TO APPEAR AT SHOW TO MEET AND GREET CUSTOMERS

Few people knew John Lennon as intimately as May Pang.  Pang was Lennon’s lover during the infamous “Lost Weekend” which lasted 18 months during late 1973 through 1975.  During this highly creative time for Lennon, Pang took candid photos of Lennon in a comfortable, relaxed environment.  A collection of these private photographs will be on display and available for the Park Theater, 723 Warren Street, Hudson, NY., on Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30.  Admission to the exhibit is free to the public. All works are available to purchase – See John Lennon as May saw him!

May Pang will be in attendance at the Park Theater, meeting customers and telling stories behind these amazing limited-edition photographs for sale of John Lennon.

During the Lost Weekend, with May’s help, Lennon had his most artistically and commercially productive period post-Beatles—with the albums “Mind Games”, “Walls and Bridges”, which included his only #1 Hit Single “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, “Rock and Roll” and collaboration with Rock legends Elton John, David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Mick Jagger, and Ringo among others. Also, on that album Pang can be heard on the song “#9 Dream” where she whispers John’s name in the song.  Another song on the album “Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)” was written about Pang.

Pang also encouraged Lennon to reconnect with his family and his friends, which ultimately led to a reunion with Paul McCartney and a memorable jam session between the two Beatles.  Pang also arranged for Julian Lennon to visit his father for the first time in almost three years.  One of Pang’s photographs of Julian Lennon graces the cover of Julian’s latest album entitled “Jude.”

Lennon also went into the studio with friend Harry Nilsson during this time and produced his album “Pussy Cats.”  It was during this time that Pang rented a house in Santa Monica and moved in with Lennon and fellow partiers Ringo Starr, Keith Moon (The Who) and Harry Nilsson.  Several photos from this time also appear in the exhibition.  Other highlights of the exhibition include the only photograph that exists of John Lennon signing the contract to dissolve the Beatles as well as one of the last known photographs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney together from March 29, 1974.  Both photographs have never been available to the public until now.

Pang has also published three books on her times with Lennon including Loving JohnJohn Lennon – The Lost Weekend and Instamatic Karma featuring photos from her private archives.

“The Lost Weekend – The Photography of May Pang” coincides with the recent digital release of the feature film documentary “The Lost Weekend : A Love Story,” produced by Briarcliff Entertainment. Watch the film’s trailer here: https://thelostweekendmovie.com/trailer/           (Available on Amazon Prime, AppleTV, YouTube. Xfinity, Verizon and Vudu).

“The Lost Weekend – The Photography of May Pang” exhibition will provide fans a rare opportunity to see John Lennon in a new light, through the lens of someone who knew him intimately during one of the most creative periods of his life.  Pang’s photos will be on display and available to purchase for three days only.  Check out the show and meet May Pang at the Park Theater, 723 Warren Street, Hudson, NY, Friday, June 38 through Sunday, June 30, 2024.

WHO:    May Pang, John Lennon’s lover and companion during the infamous “Lost Weekend” which took place late 1973 through 1975.

WHAT:  A photographic exhibition and sale entitled “The Lost Weekend – The Photography of May Pang” featuring candid photos of John Lennon and friends coinciding with the digital release of the feature film documentary on May Pang and John Lennon’s relationship “The Lost Weekend – A Love Story.”

WHEN:  Friday, June 28 from 4pm – 7pm, Saturday, June 29 from 11am – 6pm and Sunday, June 30 from 12pm – 4pm.

WHERE:  Park Theater, 723 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534  (518) 249-8528; www.parktheaterhudson.com   

WHAT ELSE: May Pang is available for interviews.  Contact Scott Segelbaum at scott@rockartshow.com or call (610) 389-1807 for scheduling.  High resolution JPEGs available upon request.

ABOUT THE PARK THEATER: Park Theater Hudson exists to foster community through music, art, and live events that are available and inclusive to all of Hudson, NY. Park Theater takes its name from the original silent movie theater, which opened its doors in 1921. The theater underwent significant restoration beginning in 2016 to bring the building back to its former glory. The owner, Shanan Magee, returned to Hudson in 2016 and undertook the restoration efforts with his father, Edward Magee, whose family has roots in Hudson dating back to the early 1900’s. Park Theater Hudson was born out of Magee’s aspirations to support the community he grew up in by providing a space to nurture the area’s creative artists and musicians. Park Theater Hudson productions include art exhibitions, live music and theatrical performances.  Read More about Park Theater Hudson online at: https://parktheaterhudson.com

Date

Jun 29 2024

Time

Friday, June 28 from 4pm – 7pm, Saturday, June 29 from 11am – 6pm and Sunday, June 30 from 12pm – 4pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The Park Theater
The Park Theater
723 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
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https://www.parktheaterhudson.com/
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