Leonard Cohen In 1988 – If He Had Been Two-Dimensional, 45 Inches Tall, & Made From Cardboard

I’m Your Cardboard Man

This 1988 promotional cardboard cutout of Leonard Cohen eating a banana and holding a modified I’m Your Man album with the same image on the cover measures 1.16 m (45.66 inches) in height. From the private collection of Dominique BOILE.

DrHGuy Note: Leonard was, as always, prescient. Below are the cardboard stand-ins DrHGuy and The Duchess (we’re the stiffs on the viewer’s right with our buddies, Neil & Irene Ellis, who are fully alive and portrayed in all three dimensions, are on the left) chose as their surrogates for the 2020 Covid-19-restricted Kansas City Thanksgiving visitation – 32 years after the Leonard Cohen cardboard cutout appeared to advertise one or another of his concerts.


I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). The entry about Leonard Cohen’s cardboard advertising image was originally posted Sept 17, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric. The information about and the photos of the DrHGuy and The Duchess cardboard stand-ins were originally posted November 26, 2020,

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