2011-10-17

Ladies & Gentlemen ... Mr Leonard Cohen

From the National Film Board of Canada, the 1965 b&w documentary Ladies & Gentlemen ... Mr Leonard Cohen.

This informal black-and-white portrait of Leonard Cohen shows him at age 30 on a visit to his hometown of Montreal, where the poet, novelist and songwriter comes "to renew his neurotic affiliations." He reads his poetry to an enthusiastic crowd, strolls the streets of the city, relaxes in this three-dollar-a-night hotel room and even takes a bath.



(The poet Leonard Cohen, who would later be known more as a singer-song writer, released his first album in late 1967, at the grand old age of 33)