Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gillian's Found Photo #64


This week's found photo is dated Oct. '67.  Place unknown, but it sure seems like California. The kind of girl Brian Wilson wrote songs about. I imagine her dancing to the Byrds at Ciro's on the Sunset Strip.  A couple of years later she might have put in some time at the Spahn Ranch (as did Beach Boy Dennis Wilson), or with the Weather Underground or even at the Playboy Mansion. Today she would have half dozen facial piercing, or have her non-existant flaws rebuilt by a plastic surgeon for that ever popular "half melted Barbie" look that for some inexplicable reason some modern women feel makes them look better. Personally I like women just the way they are, flaws and all. Any one want to guess what she's staring off at?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a pose, she's not staring at anything. Anyone have any observations about the background? Is that a private single family house? Any particulars on the plants/trees? Is there a sidewalk on her side of the road?

Joe Bonomo said...

She's certainly posing, staring dramatically at the middle distance. Snap taken by soon-to-be ex boy friend when she refused to "move indoors."

Joe Bonomo said...

Another good one, Gillian + Hound.

Donna Lethal said...

I love that look - long sweater, hot pants, boots. It looks like there's trunks on the grass in the background, my guess is a college campus, moving time.

bitter69uk said...

Beautiful shot. What with the long blonde hair and wistful expression, she has a Nico circa "Chelsea Girls" vibe, too.

Jerry Lee said...

The trunks are hers, she's watching her hippie boyfriend, Dharma, try to get his VW bus running. Mom & Dad threw her out of the house after she brought him home from college for summer vacation to meet the folks. Unfortunately, Dharma doesn't believe in AAA, so he's trying to trade good vibes for a jump start.

Bless My Bones said...

From a distance (and without reading glasses on) she could be mistaken for Marianne Faithfull.

Krystyna Olsiewicz said...

She's a blonde Barbara Steele and the landscaping definitely looks like California. I'll bet she ironed her hair.

Duckwalk said...

Maybe she's wondering where her breasts are, I know I am.

Anonymous said...

Taken on the grounds of Stanford University by a guy she just met in the dorms who told her she really ought to try modeling and, hey, I've got a camera, why don't we do a couple shots? She went along with it, but didn't really like him that much, and later in the week starting dating the captain of the lacrosse team. The guy, now a dentist living in Healdsburg, saved the pics for decades.

Johnny Pierre said...

I think she's staring at Jim McGuinn changing the strings on his Rickenbacker 12 string.

Anonymous said...

Nice stump.

www.muebles-en-lugo.com said...

The guy is definitely just, and there's no doubt.

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