Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Icon: Priscilla Presley

I've always been much more interested in Priscilla than Elvis.

She gets my vote for best 60s hair!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Icon: Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009)

Rest in peace Farrah Fawcett. You will be missed.

Am I the only one who finds it sad that her death is being overshadowed by Michael Jackson's passing? Not bashing MJ, it's just a thought.

Made In USA (1966)

VERY exciting news!!! I'm pleased to announce that The Criterion Collection will be releasing Jean-Luc Godard's Made In USA (1966) next month! The DVD release date is scheduled for July 21, 2009. You can pre-order it here on Amazon.

Cant wait to FINALLY see this film! I simply adore the lovely Miss Anna Karina.

Also worth mentioning is the upcoming release of Roman Polanski's Repulsion (1965) on Criterion Collection DVD/Blu Ray in July. A must-see film in my book!

Which films do you think are deserving of a Criterion release? I'd have to vote for Polanki's Cul-de-sac (1966) and Anna (1967).

Keep up the good work, Criterion!

Here is the Made In USA theatrical trailer for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Living Legend: Anita Pallenberg

Anita Pallenberg is one of my all-time favorite 1960s style icons. She has lived such a fascinating life so far. I'd love to read her memoirs!

Anita with former flame Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones.

Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg. Wouldn't you just die to be girlfriends with those two?! God knows that I would! Can you just imagine the shopping trips?!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jayne does Japan! (1967)

Vintage Jayne Mansfield Japanese Clippings (1967)

Click on photo to enlarge.

From my personal collection.

The Wild Scene (1970)

I must see this film! The Something Weird releases are great!

Monday, June 8, 2009

My Own Story: The Truth About Modeling (1964)

I think that today's models are so boring compared to the 60s girls i.e. Jean Shrimpton, Peggy Moffitt, Penelope Tree, Veruschka, Twiggy, Pattie Boyd etc.

Jean Shrimpton is my personal favorite.

From my personal collection.

A Girl Called Boots (1968)

Trashy sex novel goodness!

From my personal collection.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Birds Of Britain by John E. Green (1967)

While reading Pattie Boyd's excellent memoir, Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, And Me, I came across repeated reference to a 1960s book called Birds Of Britain by fashion photographer John E. Green. I was unfamiliar with this title, so I decided to look into it. To my dismay, I discovered that this scarce and out-of-print book is listed in the price range of $200+ by third party sellers on Amazon. Fortunately, my school library had it on hand, so I was able to check it out.

Birds Of Britain (1967) is without a doubt one of the best books on the 60s that I've come across. It is large format in size and features profiles of the reigning dollybirds (models, singers, actresses, and movers and shakers) of Swinging London. Many of the black and white photographs are two-page spreads, which made scanning a bit of a challenge.

The lovely ladies included in the book are: Pattie Boyd, Sandie Shaw, Charly Rampling, Sue Murray, Susannah York, Sue Cornwallis, Ingrid Boulting, Lady Eliot, Edina Ronay, Rory Davis, Sibylla, Julie Christie, Sarah Miles, Paula Noble, Annette Andre, Susan Hampshire, Lane and Victoria Ornsby-Gore, Victoria Mills, Jane Asher, Diana Macleod, Angela Pringle, Mary Quant, Marianne Faithfull, Pat Booth, Annabella Macartney, Ingrid Hepner, Shirley Scott-James, Lulu, Juliet Harmer, Susan Maughan, Martine Beswick, Alexandra Bastedo, The Jay Twins, Claire Bewick, Hayley Mills, Jane Barry (Birkin), Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, Chrissie Shrimpton, Viviane Ventura, Venetia Cuninghame, Lady Jacqueline Rufus-Isaacs, Cathy McGowan, Sandra Paul, Paddy Carrington-Bates, Shirley Ann Field, Mary Bee, Samantha Juste, Shirley Watts, Vicky Hodge, Cilla Black, Suzanna Leigh, Annegret, Sue Lloyd, Ilona Rodgers, Cetra Hearne, Dusty Springfield

Pattie Boyd - Beatle's Wife, model, and rock muse

Chrissie Shrimpton - sister of Jean and former lady love of Mick Jagger

Mary Quant - legendary fashion designer

Jane Asher - actress and one-time girlfriend of Paul McCartney

Hayley Mills - child star turned serious actress

Charly (Charlotte) Rampling - actress

Jane Barry (Birkin) - actress, singer, fashion icon, and Gainsbourg muse

Alexandra Bastedo - model. Smiths fans may recognize this iconic shot.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sharon Tate - Vintage Magazine Covers Part 2

The Edmonton Journal (Canada) - 1966

Panorama (Italy) - August 1969

Cinémonde (France) - 1968

From my personal collection.