Friday, January 26, 2024

Duffy's Hotel Bar

This photo isn't by Richard Avedon, but is sort of about him.  It was taken in 1946 by Paul Himmel at Duffy's Hotel Bar near Cherry Grove on Fire Island.  Mr. Himmel and his wife Lillian Bassman shared a summer cottage there with Mr. Avedon and his wife Doe, and there is some evidence that the two men had an affair.  Ms. Bassman took the photo of the Avedons with Paul below.



  1. When in Rome. Nice info and photos.

  2. That top picture was used by Quaintence as inspiration for one of his paintings-Dee Exx