Duncan Hannah still a teen heartthrob

Duncan Hannah, above, in his West Cornwall studio, has written “20th Century Boy: Notebook of the Seventies,” just published by Knopf. Photo by Anne Day

CORNWALL — For many, youth is gone in a flash, with years spent longing for the excitement seen in teen films. 

For Duncan Hannah however, there is perhaps no movie as daring as the life he actually lived. 

Cozying up in the library of his weekend home in West Cornwall, in brown corduroys with pennies in his suede loafers, it at times strains the imagination to picture this painter of understated portraits as the wild child of the 1970s, throwing his drunken body recklessly into the unknown night. 

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