Town - December 1962

Town Magazine - December 1962

This issue of Town featured Duffy's first articles for the magazine. Duffy had just ended his contract with Vogue 3 months prior to this session. The first feature was a set of images to accompany a series of Adrian Mitchell poems.

The first photo is of Grace Coddington aged 21. Coddington left her hometown of Anglesey to enroll at the Cherry Marshall modeling school in London. At age 17 she won a Vogue model competition, launching her career in fashion. In the late sixties, she was involved in a car accident that left her with head injuries and a removed eyelid. After her recovery, Coddington became a junior editor for British Vogue. After 19 years as Photo Editor, she moved to New York to work for Calvin Klien. In 1988 Coddington joined Anna Wintour at American Vogue where she remains the magazine's creative director.

The child in the photographs is Charlotte Duffy with her mother June.

The second feature is on the legendary "Beat Hotel." Although back then it was known as 9 Rue Gît-le-Cœur. Duffy photographed the now legends of the Beat Generation such as Harold Norse, Kay Johnson, William Burrows, Dixie Nimmo, Brion Gysin, and Ian Somerville.

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