Monday, November 23, 2009

Photoshoot: Pattie Boyd and Samantha Juste 1964

A themed photoshoot that Pattie and Samantha did for Honey magazine called "Permutate Your Personality."

The School Girl

The Sailor Girl

The Baby Doll

The Grow-Up Girl

The Little Soldier

The New-Style Kink

Miss Huntin' Shootin' & Fishin'

The City Chick

The Country Girl

The Good Sport

Anna Karenina

The Travelin' Man

The Perfect Secretary

Rare Photographs: John and Cynthia Lennon

A photo of John and Cynthia that I've never seen before. Sometime around 1965, maybe on the set of Help!. Color is a bit strange, but John looks gorgeous, doesn't he? Despite those watermarks on his face, again.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Muse Behind the Song: Edie Sedgwick

Dubbed an "It Girl" and a fellow "Youthquaker" by Vogue, Edie Sedgwick was a famous model, socialite, heiress, actress, Warhol Muse, and "The Girl of the Year" in 1965. Whew! The places to be in New York (among others) were The Factory and the Chelsea Hotel, where Edie hung out with the likes of The Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan. It was Andy Warhol (once his relationship with Edie started to sour, no doubt) who asked Lou Reed to write the song "Femme Fatale" for his once beloved Superstar. Also intrigued with Edie was Dylan himself, and the songs "Just Like a Woman," "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" from the album Blonde on Blonde, and "Like a Rolling Stone" from Highway 61 Revisited are said to be inspired by her.



With Andy Warhol.

With The Velvet Underground and Warhol.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rare Photographs: Paul and Jane 1965

Alternate and better quality shots of the photoshoot that Paul and Jane did when Jane went to visit The Beatles on the set of Help!. But alas, those ugly watermarks make an unwanted appearence again all over their beautiful faces.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Interview: The Beatles 1965

When I'm down and feeling blue, one of the things I like to do to cheer myself up (or down) is watch Beatle interviews. So here are some excellent videos I found of random interviews with the Beatles in 1965 (one good-looking year for the boys, don't you agree?). Also included is the other, longer version of Ringo and Maureen's honeymoon interview that had been deleted, but it's here again! It's great to hear Mo talk, she has such a sweet voice.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rare Photographs: Cynthia Lennon

An alternate shot of Cyn during her whimsical photoshoot with John at Kenwood. Great quality, it looks like it was taken yesterday!

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Muse Behind the Song: Catherine James

Catherine James has led a life you wouldn’t believe. Her crazy, wanna-be folk singer mother sent her to an orphanage in LA. Luckily her good looks and her mother's connections led a young Catherine to meet Bob Dylan. She then went to look for Dylan in New York and through musician and groupie friends met Denny Laine, who in turn whisked her off to Swinging London. There she lived my dream life; she became a model, went to recording sessions at the Harrison's, hung out at clubs with Paul McCartney, and went dancing with the Starkey's. Unfortunately, Denny didn't turn out like the English Prince Charming Cathy hoped he would be. So she, along with their baby son Damian, went back to Golden California where she worked at the-club-of-the-moment: Thee Experience. There she met Jackson Browne who wrote "Under the Falling Sky" for her. But Cathy went back to England to be with Denny, and quickly realized this was a mistake when he hit her again. She escaped to her good friend Eric Clapton's house were she watched the Layla saga unfold. She also had affairs with Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page. John Mayall's song "Miss James" is about her as well. And you can also read all about Catherine's rock and roll life in her memoir Dandelion.

Catherine with her mother.

Modeling Days.


With Jimmy Webb.

With her son Damian.

Cathy also hung out at The Factory.

With Nico.

With Edie Sedgwick and other Warhol groupies.

A video of Catherine at The Factory where the above picture was taken at.

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