Jim Morrison, by Edmund Teske, during sessions for The Doors’ 1971 masterpiece, LA Woman.
Pam e Jim
This rare photo was taken by Alain Ronay, a Parisian friend Jim, during a photo session conducted during the day of 28 June 1971, five days before the death of Jim in Paris. A minimum of 13 photos were taken during the day, but only a few of these pictures have been published until now. It comes from the 15 April 1991 edition of the magazine Paris Match, which is really not easy to find. Alain, Jim and Pamela went to a small town called Saint-Leu-d’Esserent, near the town of Chantilly, about 40 minutes from Paris. They stopped at the restaurant of the Hotel de l’Oise, where this photo was taken. As we can see from this photo, Pam had brought his 8mm camera to keep memories of this trip. Hopefully one day we can view these videos, but in the meantime, we can see that Jim was happy in his new life he began to Paris despite the fate reserved for her fate a few days later.