The legendary tattoo artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins left behind an enduring legacy that is celebrated in the documentary Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life and Times of Norman Keith Collins. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist of all time, Collins is the father of modern day tattooing, whose uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life persona made him an American legend. Through rare interviews, photographs and hours of archival footage, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life and Times of Norman Keith Collins, explores the past, present and future of the global tattooing phenomenon.
June 12th marks the anniversary of Collins’ death in 1973. A week of events are being held to celebrate Sailor Jerry Day, and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is sponsoring free screenings of Hori Smoku in four cities, including Los Angeles. Space for the screenings is limited and RSVP is required.
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry
- Monday, June 14 at 9:30pm
- Tuesday, June 15 at 7pm and 9:30pm
Free admission, RSVP required
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 West Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
For more information on the movie, the trailer, cast and crew, and more, visit www.horismokumovie.com.