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!! OMG, “Hell On Wheels”: Rare photos of the New York City underground in the 70’s and 80’s !!

There was time when NYC’s underground was a wild and dangerous place! Swiss photographer Willy Spiller was there and documented it all in a series of photos he took has now come to be known as Hell On Wheels.

A New York resident between the years of 1977 and 1984, Spiller witnessed the birth of rap music, the rise of grafitti, and Ed Koch’s election as mayor. Unfortunately, he also witnessed a spike in crime, a large portion of which took place in the city’s underground quarters. The rate of violent incidents in the New York subway was so high by 1980 that the NYPD had over 2300 police officers patrolling the system at all times. Spiller took his chances and documented what he saw.

Check out a full gallery of stunning images after the jump!


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!! OMG, quote(s) of the day: Richard Pryor’s wife confirms Quincy Jones’ story that Brando slept with Pryor !!

Jones: Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherfucker you ever met.He’d fuck anything. Anything! He’d fuck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.
He slept with them? How do you know that?
[Frowns.] Come on, man. He did not give a fuck! You like Brazilian music!?

Richard Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Pryor, confirmed that he did sleep with Marlon Brando and even wrote about it in his diaries.

“It was the ’70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you’d fuck a radiator and send it flowers in the morning.”

Ooooh, churl! Get it, Marlon!

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