“… he plays records and eats ice cream…”

Gordon Parks, “Retreat is found beneath the city in an underground room. Here, surrounded by lights, he plays records and eats ice cream and sloe gin as he broods over his invisibility. To take this symbolic picture, Parks built a special room and wired it for lights. Then he superimposed the picture of the room on a picture of New York at night,” 1952
(This photo as it appeared in LIFE magazine, August 25, 1952, can be seen here.)

Weegee, After midnight in Washington Square, Folk Dance, ca. 1946
[Haven’t identified the record yet, but it’s on Asch.]

Weegee, [Man sleeping in front of a music store], ca. 1943

The third Saturday in April, the 16th this year, is Record Store Day.
(Last year’s Record Store Day post can be seen here.)

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