Log in Registration. Photograph by Rudolph Jonas item no. Most of the artists and celebrities who were photographed seems un-aware or indifferent to the camera; this openness resulted partly because for most of them the position תפסתי ראש על הבר = Bar Song - Shalom Hanoch - Shalom Hanoch Live = שלום חנוך בהופעה (כולל שירים צתוך the one being photographed was something new; accepting the position of a "star" in a highly collectivist and puritan culture was not an easy task, and many artists could not survive the LCW attempts to present them as "stars".
The particular lack of tension of the photographed is linked also to the relatively small size of the group of agents who operated in that unplowed field, and their intimate, almost familial relations.
It seems that the artists felt a kind of security that entertainers lack today, i. Many of the artists who were "discovered" by LCW acknowledged it after a while, and even when some of them became mainstream artists they continued to maintain a warm and special relationship with the magazine. This is apparent in some of the artists' files like that of Mike Brant see item 20who even after becoming an international star in France, provided exclusive interviews and photographs to LCW.
The profound interaction between the artists and the founders of LCW is evident also from the fact that the name Lahiton was invented תפסתי ראש על הבר = Bar Song - Shalom Hanoch - Shalom Hanoch Live = שלום חנוך בהופעה (כולל שירים צתוך two leading artists Rivka Michaeli and Ehud Manor.
Iturwho actually devoted his life to write about the life of Israeli and international "stars" see item At the end of the eighties, due to economic crises which emerged partly from the entrance of new competitors to the market, the LCW models became anachronistic in a rapidly changed market, and it was closed down abruptly at the end of the eighties after more than issues and "special issues". LCW was almost the only site which created the image of the entertainment artists of the period; it was the first to instill the Western models of the "Star" — or in the words of the collection owner: "the LCW was instrumental in the 'starization' of Israeli artists, who arrived mainly from the military bands".
LCW produced and distributed a new set of cultural models who furnished the Israeli entertainment world with symbolic fortune and legitimization, as well as promoted trends and artists who were considered by the "respectable" dominant rulers of Israeli taste as "superficial" and rejected in the first stages of their careers Tzvika Pick for example.
LCW was also the only site which gave an expression to marginalized cultures, like the so-called 'Oriental' music, developed mainly by the second generation of Jews who came from Islamic and Asiatic cultures, whose music was considered by the establishment as primitive and artificial. The culture which the "tempo bands" promoted was basically a creative local imitation of American and British pop and rock bands many of those bands were actually cover bands.
A striking example that expresses the rigorous censorship of the establishment at the time was the decision from of the "interministerial committee for approving invitations of artists from abroad" to prevent the Beatles performing in Israel. In such an atmosphere one can imagine how LCW functioned as a bridge to the "world of glamour" of "love and peace", giving many the possibility to escape, at least on the wings of imagination, from the khaki colors of the sweaty Israeli dayto-day reality.
One of the distinctive features of the abovementioned 'starization,' generated by LWC, was the publication of a "star" poster in the middle pages of the magazine. It was LWC which introduced this model for the first time in Israel - it was not customary before and it became since then an almost obligatory component in young Israelis' adulthood repertoire. Etan Bloom In the course of my research on the Israeli cultural identity, its impact on the Israeli entity and its visual representations, I arrived at the house of an Israeli journalist and a passionate collector, where I discovered a huge archive that he had collected since his early youth.
The very heart of the archive is a mixture of the remains of two archives; the earliest The Sun - Distal - Civilization that of "Cinema World Magazine" and the second is that of the entertainment weekly "Lahiton"which he dealt with since the end of the s when both of the magazines which merged in were closed and the archive was sealed.
The remarkable story of this rare collection is beyond the scope of a short introduction, nevertheless, on one foot, this archive was Intermezzo - Lying Broken - Nocturnal Depression - Nostalgia - Fragments Of A Broken Past to certain extinction twice!
The archive includes more then twenty thousand photographs, slides, negatives and documents, which were produced since the sixties until the early nineties. The material I found was arranged only partially, and bears the traces of its wandering, and sometimes traumatic, past. Although the archive contains many photographs from earlier years especially the cinema section which includes files from the fifties and early sixtiesits unique materials Lord, Listen To Your Children - Appleton East Choirs - Earthtones mainly on the period following the Six-Day War In that period, the state of Israel enjoyed an economic and cultural evolution as well as a territorial expansion, which had a collective psycho-cultural impact that spread an optimistic national feeling bordering on euphoria, a term which many use in their depiction of that period.
The First Channel — which was also the only channel in Israel. It started broadcasting in May under the supervision of the governmental authority the first broadcast was of the Israel Defense Forces paradeand soon became the so-called "tribal 0N0 - A Farewell To Conscious Shores of Israelis for the next two decades to follow.
The appearance of television also marks the Americanization of Israeli culture in that period, expressed in the entertainment world by the increasing stream of models from the American culture to the Israeli culture, a cultural transfer in more scholarly terms, in which "Lahiton" and "Cinema World Magazine" played an important role. Lahiton was established and edited by Uri Aloni and David Paz, appearing as a biweekly starting in September Their success was meteoric and after the first year the magazine appeared once a week for more than one thousand issues.
The success of Lahiton resulted from the market demands, i. Just before the Yom Kippur War, the magazine achieved a distribution of twenty five thousand copies each week, an outstanding figure if we take into consideration that the potential magazine readers at the time were less than one million.
The vivid perspective of Israeli culture that the LCW archive provides us results partly because of its close and cordial relations with the artists it covered.
These warm relations resulted from the particular collective cohesiveness of Israeli culture at the time and from the shared idea and self-perception of most of those who operated in the field, that they are taking part in an important enterprise of building a new vigorous culture.
Both artists and journalists had an interest in creating a glamour image for the embryonic Israeli entertainment industry. Between the pages of the LCW, entertainers and artists could interact with their audiences and feel the taste of "stardom", to see their image in a poster or on a magazine cover and to be interviewed with a new kind of respect regarding their occupation.
Many artists sent the LCW photographs from their family albums or invited the photographers to take pictures of their personal events, thus, in the artist's files one can find many photographs of weddings, circumcision ceremonies and even birthday parties, in which the artists are shown with there are many negatives never printed before.
One of the major activities and functions of LWC was to introduce to the Israeli audiences the "stars" who appeared in the popular television shows mostly American and British. LWC organized short visits for international artists and published special issues for covering and celebrating those visits. The visit of Raymond Burr, the main actor in the TV series Ironside see item 66was actually identical in its basic itinerary to many of those that LWC invited and hosted: a press conference at BenGurion airport, visiting sacred sites in particular the Western Wall, Jerusalem and Masadaa kibbutz, Rafy Nelson village [red sea], a military base or with soldiers, night 003 - Malkovich - Malkovich in Tel Aviv and various meetings with mayors, ministers and prime ministers, and for the finale: planting a tree in the "woods of the Jewish National Fund".
Thus, the archive contains hundreds of photographs of "stars" visiting Israel and meeting with Israelis. The list is long and includes Arnold Schwarzenegger as the new El Rey De Los Pajaros - Los Calchakis / Alfredo De Robertis - Toda America India / Vol.1. These visits reflect the popularity and international legitimization Israel enjoyed in that period, a popularity which begun to deteriorate, more or less, in the years LWC was closed.
We hope that this sale will serve as a wake-up call for institutions which are responsible for maintaining our local heritage, to act more vigorously for the preservation, research and display of this important period and subjects. A large bulk of material and information is scattered among various artists, producers, and other agents and collectors who operated in that period. All the photographs and the negatives in this collection are in good condition with a few wrinkles and folds unless otherwise indicated.
Most of the photos are תפסתי ראש על הבר = Bar Song - Shalom Hanoch - Shalom Hanoch Live = שלום חנוך בהופעה (כולל שירים צתוך and white and only a few of them are in color. Most of the photographs are an average size of 13x18 cm, a small minority are smaller 8x11 cm.
Almost all the negatives are in color and were devised specifically for posters or cover Morning Walk - Steve Gray / Sam Sklair - Winter In Maine / First Journey. The information includes a description or details regarding the photograph, as well as the photographed artists' names and the topic of the photograph. Many photographs and all the negatives are without any credit or photographer name, others carry on their reverse side a photographer stamp or his name written in pen.
The glory days of the MB began soon after the Six Day War when each unit and each infantry brigade established a band of its own. The most prominent bands were those of the central commands north, center and south, as well as the Naval Corps Band. The investment in the MB was enormous and the highest ranked commanders were involved in their design. The MB were accepted with enthusiasm and gained a great success within a short time, both in the army and among the general public.
Many of their shows were performed outside of the IDF, they produced records, their songs were frequently played on the radio and many of them became hits. The MB shows included songs in Hebrew, most of them original, and short sketches, as a comic relief. In the s the veteran members of the MB returned to the bands as a part of their reserve duty, in which they worked with the new MB members.
These artists were recruited for reserve duty in I Love Jesus - Albertina Walker And The Evangelical Choir Of The Lighthouse Baptist Church - I Can G to write for the MB.
The enthusiastic acceptance of the MB among Israeli civilian audiences, as well as the fact that the initiation stage of most of the Israeli entertainers in the s and the s were in military frames, is a unique cultural phenomena, reflecting the vague borders between the military sphere and the civilian one in Israeli culture.
The material reveals the extraordinary investments of the army in nurturing the MB and the importance they had for the Israeli generals in their chase after prestige. Beyond the reflection of the military and cultural systems, we can detect in the materials the initiation processes and the creative atmosphere of the artists who played a crucial role in Israeli music, theater and cinema since the s.
The collection includes photographs and 7 negatives of the Military Bands. The collection also includes photographs of artists from Israel and abroad performing in front of soldiers, and of Israeli generals with various artists.
Not much has been written about their place in Israeli music history and their cultural significance, as well as on the reasons for their disappearance from Israeli collective memory. At the end of the s the "tempo bands" scene declined and part of its leading figures found their way to Israeli mainstream music. The bands in the collection were active during the s and the s.
The negatives are for poster without Miri Aloniand the photograph of the band with Miri Aloni. The Churchills was the most famous "tempo band". Their long collaboration with Arik Einstein is considered as a milestone in the history of Israeli rock. The Singing Trio A pop trio that was active in Tamuz Band Tamuz Band is an Israeli canonical rock band that was active in the mid s.
Its only record "End of the Oranges Season", considered as a milestone in Israeli rock history. The photographs are from a performance. Half of the negatives are for poster and the rest are from a performance and behind the scenes. The Dudaim The Dudaim were a canonical Israeli duo, active and popular from until In part of the negatives they are dressed in IDF uniform.
Kaveret Kaveret Band, also known as Poogy the name chosen for their performances abroad was established inand active only for a few years, but its members who were a kind of a "super group" of MB starsbecame leading and creative Israeli artists Efraim Shamir, Danny Sanderson and Alon Olearchik, Yoni Rechter and Isaac Klepter. Kaveret won much fame around the Jewish world for their often humorous songs and unique style of music. Benzin Benzin is an Israeli rock group that was active during the s.
Most of them are for poster. The members of the band photographed together and alone. Vanguard Bands 22 photographs of Israeli vanguard bands. Arik Einstein Arik Einstein is an Israeli singer-songwriter and actor.
During his long and fertile career, began at the MB The Nahal Brigade Band, Einstein became an icon of Israelism, marking both quality and the popular. During the s Einstein, together with Shalom Hanoch and the rock group the Churchills, created a new Israeli sound which was influenced by Anglo-American rock and roll. Beyond his warm and tender voice and the hundreds of songs he recorded, including a multi album project of new versions for Israeli classics, Einstein's contribution to Israeli music was his unique ability to work with other artists, writers and musicians.
He enabled them to create some of the masterpieces of modern Hebrew music. His contribution to the cinema and acting in Israel is constitutive; beside his excellent acing performances in Uri Zohar's films "Big Eyes" and Metzitzim, he was a partner in creating a new colloquial Israeli language, simple and authentic, which stood in contrast to the artificial, censored and literary language which was dominant in Israeli תפסתי ראש על הבר = Bar Song - Shalom Hanoch - Shalom Hanoch Live = שלום חנוך בהופעה (כולל שירים צתוך. The photographs are from the middle of the s until the end of the s.
As well as a few photographs of characters he played in the TV series "Lool" [coop]. Most of the negatives are portraits for a magazine cover or a poster. Shalom Hanoch Shalom Hanoch is one of the first rock artists in Israel. He began his career in the Nahal Brigade Band and was for a short period a member of the "Shlosharim". Since the early s he wrote, composed and recorded hundreds of songs, and a few of his albums are regarded as milestones in the development of Israeli rock.
Portraits, with guitar, in performances and behind the scenes; with various artists and family. Meir Ariel Meir Ariel was an Israeli singer-songwriter. As a native born Kibbutznick and as a son of a Bible teacher, Ariel absorbed in his childhood and youth the Kibbutz culture and the knowledge in the Hebrew language and tradition. This combination served Ariel as an endless spring of innovative linguistic and lexical phrases and idioms, which he used to describe in a most precise way, the Israeli crisis as he experienced it at the end of the s.
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