Miami Life by LWH
If you ever make a trip to Miami you must stop by Books & Books in Coral Gables and ask to meet owner Mitchell Kaplan. He might be at one of his other locations but you get the best bet of seeing him live in the main headquarters.
As I mentioned before in The Three Tomatoes newsletter, Mitchell is probably the best known, and most appreciated person in Miami and throughout the publishing world. He is the biggest supporter of getting people to read with his vast collections of books to read, his live interviews and readings with authors, the establishment of a yearly book fair and his amazing podcast where he holds discussions with every imaginable writer.
A case in point is his recent live interview with Pattie Boyd,
an English model and photographer. She was one of the leading international models during the 1960s and, epitomised the British female look of the era. Boyd married George Harrison in 1966, experiencing the height of the Beatles’ popularity. She then divorced Harrison in 1977 and married Harrison’s friend Eric Clapton in 1979. They divorced in 1989. Boyd inspired Harrison’s songs “I Need You”, “If I Needed Someone”, “Something” and “For You Blue”, and Clapton’s songs “Layla”, “Bell Bottom Blues” and “Wonderful Tonight.”
Her new book Pattie Boyd: My Life in Pictures, features more than 300 photographs and artworks, with Boyd sharing full and intimate access to her personal archive for the first time.
Here are some of the things Pattie told Mitchell.
“I had kind of an inkling that there was a big change happening. I was working with photographer David Bailey. My agent phoned saying that after this session I was to go for an interview. There were loads of girls, as usual. When I went into the room, I recognized one of the guys (director Richard Lester, A Hard Day’s Night) because I’d done a TV commercial with him. Then I went home and my agent phoned in the afternoon telling me that I got a part in a Beatles film. That’s how it all started.”
Her new book Pattie Boyd: My Life in Pictures, features more than 300 photographs and artworks, with Boyd sharing full and intimate access to her personal archive for the first time. Listen to this outstanding episode.