More Leonard Cohen Hats From The House Of Boile
In addition to the Leonard Cohen beret boutique presented yesterday at Leonard Cohen In French And Revolutionary Berets, Dominique BOILE has provided a number of interesting images of Leonard Cohen headgear. As usual, the complementary post on the DrHGuy site has all of these images plus several others at Leonard Cohen Headgear – Different Looks.1
I especially like the above photo because it exemplifies not only the dignity for which Leonard Cohen is known but also the lack of mirth and playfulness that has resulted in him being labeled the Grand Master of Melancholia, Gloom Merchant, Poet Of Existential Despair, Godfather Of Gloom, Grocer Of Despair … .2
While Leonard Cohen’s white hat has been previously featured, this contact sheet view (below) offers a different perspective.
And speaking of a different perspective, Roscoe Beck, accompanied by his son, displays the inside of a Leonard Cohen fedora.
Cohen’s emblematic fedora was the only image used – or needed – on this press pass pin during the 2008 Tour.
And, it’s hardly uprising that Leonard Cohen’s trademark fedora is prominently featured in art inspired by the Canadian singer-songwriter. The image below is a sketch by Alfredo Gonzáles on the cover of “Songs By Drawings – Homenaje A Leonard Cohen.”
The second example of such artwork is a Stephane Levallois drawing (see below) from the book accompanying the 2010 French CD, How The Light Gets In by Fantastic Merlins with Kid Dakota.
Credit Due Department: All images were contributed by Dominique BOILE except the photos of Roscoe Beck’s hat, which were taken by Curt Youngblood and were found in the article, Playing with Cohen by Brad Buchholz, Austin American-Statesman. March 31, 2009._____________________
- For those curious about the use of posts on the DrHGuy site that offer more images than the similar Heck Of A Guy entry, this strategy lessens the drain on the servers at Heck Of A Guy. The more resources used, the greater my expense to support this non-revenue producing site. The servers for the DrHGuy site are supported by the good folks at Posterous, who do not charge bloggers using their services. [↩]
- See Leonard Cohen, AKA … – The Nicknames [↩]