Sunday, May 27, 2012
Coming of Age
I came of age in the 60s and 70s. I am a child of that era. Woodstock, disco, Peter Max, the Beatles, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, The Rolling Stones... all of it.
My favorite actress was Julie Christie. I wanted so badly to look like her.
One of my favorite movies was "Fahrenheit 451". I loved the futuristic, stylistic look of it; the house, the monorail, the firetruck, and of course Julie Christie... and the fact that it was made by Francois Truffaut.
I loved Francois Truffaut's movies...
and a French movie called "A Man and A Woman". It was the sexiest movie I had ever seen.
And the music:
I loved Earth, Wind and Fire...
and Sly and the Family Stone. I saw them in concert when I was in college.
Peter Max... his art exemplifies the 60s and 70s to me.
The colors... the images... so original, and energetic. It feels like youth!
Speaking of youth... the fashion:
I wanted a coat just like the one Audrey Hepburn wore in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It was orange and shaped a bit like these...
It was Givenchy...
Of course, there was the disco. Saturday nights were for dancing.
I had a dress that looked a lot like this, perfect for doing "the Hustle".
The 60s and 70s... no computers, no cell phones, no internet. We thought we were so modern. It was a turbulent time and an interesting time to be alive. I had a lot of fun. I'm glad I was alive then.