Animation: 1983 Precursor To Leonard Cohen’s 2008-2013 Concert Skipping Found

Leonard Cohen’s skipping scene in the 1983 film, I Am a Hotel, predates by 25 years Cohen’s famous stage right skipping exits that Cohentology creationists had argued first appeared on the scene, fully formed, during the 2008 concert season.

View more animated gifs at Leonard Cohen Animations.

Credit Due Department: Thanks to Maarten Massa, who reminded me of this specimen

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Dec 4, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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