keywords for this image: cadillac, massage parlor, neon, prostitute, san francisco, sex, storefront, tenderloin, eroticism, kinky, sexual, solicit, streetwalker, pimp, back door man, larry butterworth, red light

Massage parlor in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.

I decided this image lend itself to the DOORS song BACK DOOR MAN

Wha, yeah!, cmon, yeah, yeah, cmon, yeah
Yeah, cmon, oh, yeah, ma
Yeah, Im a back door man, Im a back door man
The men dont know, but the little girl understand
Hey, all you people that tryin to sleep
Im out to make it with my midnight dream, yeah
cause Im a back door man, the men dont know
But the little girls understand, all right, yeah
You men eat your dinner, eat your pork and beans
I eat more chicken, than any man ever seen, yeah, yeah
Im a back door man, wha, the men dont know
But the little girl understand
Well, Im a back door man
Im a back door man
Whoa, baby, Im a back door man
The men dont know
But the little girls understand


  • banrai
    banraiover 5 years ago

    a mysterious dusty car, passenger no driver, great color treatment…. the perfect neon sign all give the feel of a still shot of a movie set…a story about to unfold….
    wonderful work, Larry.

  • thanks banrai, you read my mind about the photo, thanks for saying it

    – Larry Butterworth

  • reflector
    reflectorover 5 years ago

    Is that YOUR car Larry ? [ Giggling :)) ] Nice shot and what a classic district name to have that parlor.

  • Thanks James, this is my place where I go to relax

    – Larry Butterworth

  • milton ginos
    milton ginosover 5 years ago

    Not as I expected as you know—but very nice—the guy in the back must be a real “snake”

  • I am still working on the snake woman, have’nt given up on it.

    – Larry Butterworth

  • RebeccaT
    RebeccaTover 5 years ago

    A great image Larry… I agree with the comments above…really suggests an interesting story-line here :).

  • Thanks Rebecca, always a pleasure to hear from you

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertiover 5 years ago

    excellent, love it.

  • Thanks Rosina

    – Larry Butterworth

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonover 5 years ago

    There’s GOT to be a story to this image. If there isn’t, you could be on the verge of writing the screenplay that the image conjures up!

  • Thanks David, You talked me into it, I’m going to write the screenplay and be famous and rich, I appreciate the comment

    – Larry Butterworth

  • David McMahon
    David McMahonover 5 years ago

    No worries – Hollywood is waiting for you.

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Larry!! Tells a great story!! :)

  • I’m honored, thanks so much kreesor

    – Larry Butterworth

  • dvande1
    dvande1over 5 years ago

    Very cool Larry!

  • thanks for the honor,Regards

    – Larry Butterworth

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...over 5 years ago


  • glad to have your support Heather, thanks

    – Larry Butterworth

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