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I first started photographing and capturing to film, Tommy Lee's career when he was just 17 and performing at the Starwood in a band called Suite 19. From there Tommy and I toured together in his next band, Dealer. In 1981 he invited me to record on film his journey in Motley Crue.

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Dealer – Tommy Lee

DEALER When Greg Leon left Suite 19 to be Quiet Riot’s guitarist, Tommy found himself without a band. Tommy’s parents were devastated. They loved Greg. They thought Greg was going to take their son to new heights. Tommy’s parents felt Greg had abandoned Tommy and they refused to talk to Greg after that. At the […]

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The Dirt Behind The Dirt – The Starwood

In Motley Crue’s biopic, The Dirt, released by Netflix in March of 2019, there is an outdoor shot of the Starwood where Motley Crue played their first show. I posted a picture of the real Starwood (above) for comparison. The two signs on the side of the building in the movie, are the same as […]

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The Dirt Behind The Dirt – Tommy’s Sister Athena

In Motley Crue’s biopic, The Dirt, released by Netflix in March of 2019, there is an indoor scene of Tommy’s parents house that occurs in the kitchen. In the scene, Tommy enters wearing his sister’s spandex pants. This really did occur however it occurred while Tommy was in the band Dealer not Motley Crue as […]

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The Dirt Behind The Dirt – Tommy’s Home

In Motley Crue’s biopic, The Dirt, released by Netflix last month, there is an outdoor shot of Tommy’s parent’s home in Covina. I posted a picture of the real house (above) for comparison. Whoever found that house did a great job. It’s very close. We see the two story over the garage part of the […]

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