Never Before Seen John Lennon Doodles – And An Afternoon on Central Park West

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Today TGNR shares an incredible story about John Lennon, an exclusive TGNR release of never-before-seen work of his famous autobiographical doodling, and the determined young musician who inspired the drawings. It is a warm story on this very bitter anniversary.

By Paul K. DiCostanzo Managing Editor

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In The Ascent: A Never Before Published Paul Mitchell Interview (Part II)

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Enjoy part II of TGNR‘s hitherto unpublished interview with famed hairstylist and hair product magnate, the late Paul Mitchell. An interview conducted in October of 1981, Philip A. DiCostanzo and Sara Ann Kizer spoke with Mr. Mitchell on a wide range of topics, bringing forth the undeniable incisive nature of one of the legendary catalysts of the modern beauty industry.

If you have not yet read part I, please click here before proceeding.

By Philip Anthony DiCostanzo & Sara Ann Kizer

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In The Ascent: A Never Before Published Paul Mitchell Interview (Part I)

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On October 20th, 1981, I and fellow stylist Sara Ann Kizer, traveled to Queens, New York, and interviewed the world renowned hairstylist and product magnate, the late Paul Mitchell. We spoke with him after a hair show for licensed hair dressers where the star stylist holds court, cutting hair while revealing new approaches, techniques, and products. This was Paul Mitchell’s comeback following a five-year hiatus in Hawaii, far away from the madness of the beauty industry. 

Before returning to hair, Mr. Mitchell became business partners with John Paul DeJorgia. Together, using modest means, they co-founded a small hair care product line specifically designed to be used and sold by hairdressers. Called Paul Mitchell Systems, it debuted in 1980.

Sara and I sat down with Mr. Mitchell for a 90 minute interview, discussing everything from surfing, to hair, and Rock and Roll. Consummately intelligent, open, funny, and deftly observant, nobody knew at that time his business’s best was yet to come.

By Philip Anthony DiCostanzo & Sara Ann Kizer

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Never Before Seen John Lennon Doodles – And An Afternoon on Central Park West

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Today TGNR shares an incredible story about John Lennon, an exclusive TGNR release of never-before-seen work of his famous autobiographical doodling, and the determined young musician who inspired the drawings.

By Paul K. DiCostanzo Managing Editor

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IBD & ICU: The Road To TGNR

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By Paul K DiCostanzo Managing Editor

How do you go from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to creating an international good news organization that challenges news and good news alike? TGNR of course reports good news stories with substance, however it has come time that TGNR reports its own story. After much discussion, and the newly debuted app, TGNR is going to serialize how this unlikely undertaking came to be. Or rather just how close TGNR may never had been realized at all.

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