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Dec 1st, 2007
Wanderers movie Ducky Boy - Mark Lesly
Back to the Ducky - Fall 2007
The Bronx Borough Historian helps me out
Boston w/ Ducky friends and Mark Lind of the Ducky Boys band
Two Ducky Boys in a Ducky House
Black 47, Pat St. John, & Chess Sets
The Warriors vs The Wanderers
Ducky reunion 2006
Ducky Slingshot Victims - Lou & Kevin
Author Gary Weiss
Konrad Sheehan at Van Courtlandt Park
Two Ducky Girls in Florida
Down the Ducky with some Duckies
for Out of Our Dens
of Our Dens:
The Richard & the Young Lions Story
a Lantern-Media Production
the DVD here
be told that this documentary not only told the story of Richard and
the Young Lions, their incredible 45's, and why Richard & the Young
Lions got robbed out of a top 10 hit, but the story should also be mandatory
viewing for all aspiring bands.
The story is factual but yet funny. You can laugh, and you can cry.
When it's all over, you will know so much more about those cool 45's
released by Richard and the Young Lions. You will know what it's like
to be in a rock & roll band!"
-- 60's Music Radio Personality: Dave the Rave
thoroughly enjoyed this documentary. It is a powerful story, well
told. The point -- that this music that RYL made together was strong
enough, even after 30 years(!) to pull them back together and to get
the ailing Richard Tepp out of bed in the morning, to keep him going
and to make him willing to drive long distances just to play -- is
James Hannon's own love for the music and respect for RYL is also
palpable in the way the story is told.
love all the interviews; Hannon seems particularly adept at pulling
vivid memories and sparkling stories from his subjects. Lenny Kaye,
in particular, is so ON when interviewed for "Out Of Our Dens"!
Kaye's insightful comments lend the movie a degree of oomph, clout
Tepp's untimely death just after completion of this film adds poignancy
to the scenes of the reunited band joyfully resuming their 30-year-interrupted
a real story of underdogs who get bad breaks left and right but simply
refuse to give up, you just can't beat "Out Of Our Dens."
An impressive directorial debut for James Hannon!"
-- Steve Elliott
Hi there, welcome to Lantern-Media.com - the official
website of James Hannon, author of "Lost Boys of the Bronx
- The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang", and producer of
the documentary "Out of Our Dens - the Richard and the Young
Here are some links to find more about James and
his various projects:
Older History that's still kinda cool to keep around
- Back to the Bronx - A Ducky Boy actor and a journal started!
an interview with Konrad Sheehan up in Van Courtlandt park yesterday..
Konrad played a Ducky Boy in the Wanderers and the leader of the
Punks gang in the Warriors movie. He is also one of the nicest
and down to earth people you could know.
details and pictures below in my new Journal feature.
been writing this stuff down in my personal files from the beginning,
and decided to share some key documentary filming events with
readers of my website. Hope you enjoy!
in Your Code is a series on NYC-TV in the
local New York area that covers fun things
to do in a particular zip code (or more) in
each of the 5 boroughs...
NYC-TV airs an episode of the show Cool in Your Code-The Bronx that covered the new changes to the Loew's Paradise Theatre in the Bronx.
few pictures from my friend Raymond Ruiz &
my trip to the Paradise were used in the episode and we have a
credit there. Its always fun to have your work shown on TV - even
if it only airs in the NYC area.. And thanks to Tivo, we have
video footage of the Loew's Paradise segment for you!!!
here to see the Loew's Paradise segment
in Quicktime MP4 format
-- Also viewable on your Video iPod! -- You
can get Quicktime at www.quicktime.com
The pictures were taken from this gallery of pictures we have on the site:
April 15th 2006, I went on the first official tour offered by
Loew's Paradise since their renovation. And it looks magnificent!
The Paradise was a I had only been to the Paradise in the 70's
and 80's and back then it was a duplex and quad theater, and to
see it now as i one huge theater/concert hall is something amazing.
When i walked out on the top balcony and saw the hall for the
first time, my breath was taken away!
Pat St. John is onboard as the narrator for our Bronx Gangs documentaries!
are honored to have Pat onboard -- For those that don't know,
he is a legendary radio personality in New York (WPLJ, WNEW, CBS-FM)
and Detroit (CKLW, Keener). He is currently on Sirius Satellite
radio. He is also the voice of Out
of Our Dens - The Richard and the Young Lions Story
and a true professional and pleasure to work with.
the Wanderers movie influenced a Bronx native's life more than
once. Lots of current cool pictures from the Fordham Road - Bedford
Park Blvd area!
has finally made it into the 21st Century and joined MySpace!
Check out http://www.myspace.com/lanternmedia
and let us know what you think.
October 1st, 2004 "Out of Our Dens - The Richard and the
Young Lions Story" had the honor of being selected as a finalist
in the Hope and Dreams Film Festival!
The RYL documentary is now in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!! (Well sorta) -
I Just received a postcard from Terry Stewart - President
of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (aka the "RockHall")
who just watched Out of
Our Dens: The RYL Story that I had sent him.. He
wrote that he loved it and that the DVD is now in the Rock
& Roll Hall of Fame archives!
Lantern-Media.com became the official webmaster for PatStJohn.net - the website of legendary NY and Detroit Disc Jockey Pat St. John. Pat is currently all over Sirius radio
and happens to be the Narrator of our Out
of Our Dens - the Richard and the Young Lions documentary