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Liz Romanoff by Araldo di Crollalanza

Liz Romanoff: British make-up artist with appearnce in front of the camera in the Hammer Horror Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971). According to the British Film Institute, she was a make-up artist behind the scenes on  65 more words


High Spy: The Espionage Fiction of Adam Diment

In the midst of Swingin’ London, and in stark contrast to James Bond, English author Adam Diment created Philip McAlpine, a reluctant, shaggy-haired, dope-smoking spy in the latest Carnaby Street fashions. 3,963 more words


Inspiration: Syd Barrett, Ballerinas, Games, Dreams and the 1960s

So, this is what inspires me at the moment: Syd Barrett, 1960s Yardley makeup ads, harlequins, pierrot, clowns, ballerinas, striped floors, circus, pictures of Jean Shrimpton, Degas, psychedelia… Enjoy the pictures! 7 more words

My Inspiration

914. hey gyp (dig the slowness)

Donovan b-side from before he started up with smoking banana peels, going all sunshine superman. The image is of a young back country Scottish guy doing a pretty solid early- 27 more words

All Vinyl Apocalypse

Why I love hippies!

The civil rights movement. Free love. The Pill. The Beatles. Easy Rider. Mary Quant. Swinging London. Midnight Cowboy. Jimi Hendrix. Woodstock… From a decade threatening to collapse into the abyss of post war austerity, racism and rampant misogyny – like a phoenix bursting from the ashes of the 50s wasteland, the 60s soared high, with its signature kaleidoscopic colours and ignited an exciting explosion of political activism, music, fashion and of course everyone’s favourite subject – sex. 295 more words


Manfred Mann - Hubble Bubble

Manfred Mann

Listen/Download – Manfred Mann – Hubble Bubble

Greetings all.

The mighty Manfred Mann has appeared in this space before, on the blog and in the podcast, because, well, … 284 more words


Fashion Icons: Twiggy

Twiggy is my tenth fashion icon in this series. I’ve already written posts about Jane Birkin, Sharon Tate, Britt Ekland, Uschi Obermaier… 175 more words