Thursday, June 23, 2011

Top Groupies Of All Time: Pamela Des Barres and Catherine James

Pamela and Catherine are more my kind of groupie girls. Miss Pamela represents the west coast, with her flowing hair, lace and velvet dresses, she was the ultimate in California hippie glam. And Miss James represents the east coast, with straight blonde hair and dolly-bird make-up, she had an aura of New York cool.  I know I already made a post for Pamela here and Catherine here, but I felt the need to include them in my Top Groupies list. Also, I found more new photos of them, so I thought I'd post them here.

A young Pamela and Catherine

Modeling for Rolling Stone Magazine.

A shot from Catherine's screen test at The Factory.

Miss Pamela and the GTO's

Pamela hanging out with Roger Daltrey and Keith Moon.

Miss P. sitting backstage while Mick decides what to eat.

On the set of  200 Motels with Ringo.

Baby-sitting Frank Zappa's daughter, Moon Unit.

Random shots of Miss Pamela.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Behind the Photoshoot: Lennon and McCartney by David Bailey part tres

I finally got around to gathering these new Bailey contact sheets. Also included are individual contact sheets of John and Paul. For someone who didn't like the Beatles (especially Paul) David sure took a lot of pictures of them. He was probably just jealous.

Just John.

Just Paul.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Dirty Weekend

One weekend in 1968, Paul arrived in L.A. on some Apple business. Of course, it's not all work and no play when Macca is in town. According to companion and business associate Ron Kass, Paul staged something he called "The Paul McCartney Black and White Minstrel Show" in a Beverly Hills Hotel. One can only assume what went on: 2 rooms + one call girl + one young hollywood starlet + one cute but far from innocent Beatle = I've never been good at math, haha. But that's not all! Apparently Peggy Lipton and Linda (then Eastman, obviously) had both called (separately, mind you) to say that they were in town as well and wanted to stop by. Lucky Linda got there first, and got to sail away with Paul and spent what she called a "dirty weekend" with him.

These were taken outside of Capitol Records I believe.

Surrounded by a bunch of women outside the hotel.

These photos were taken on the boat that Paul rented that day. Now, I could have sworn that there were more of these boat pics, you can even see Linda in some of them, but alas, I can't seem to find the rest.

*EDIT* I found them! The blonde in the white shirt next to Paul is obviously Linda.

Paul and Linda in the back seat of a car. Probably the first photos of them together after the initial meeting in 1967.

Photos that Linda took.

(fan photos via meet the beatles for real blog)

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