Another such operation ran from the Kon Tiki bar in the Mount Royal Hotel, our family ran that photo snap biz for many a moon and somewhere amid the wreckage we have a huge pile of photos of customers making jolly at said establishment. Which led us to a previous debate over the cover of Leonard Cohen's album Death of a Ladies Man, which is apparently a photo of Cohen in one very such shot at the Kon Tiki.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Au Lutin Qui Bouffe
Nowadays nightclubs are rife with snap happy customers taking advantage of the freebie-o-sity of the digital camera technology that has revolutionized the world of image taking. Back in the day there were also photo ops from one's high livin' moments in the form of a pro photographer that would rove around and sell you a snap. This great photo was sent in by a reader named Melissa and features her mom at the Lutin Qui Bouffe, a joint near St. Denis and Laurier that had a huggable suckling pig at the ready for such occasions. David Radler was involved in this place and he would later find fame as an associate of the ever-controversial Lord Tubby of Crossharbour, aka Conrad Black.