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.

6 comments:

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

I like this... seeing it from your perspective. I love how you embrace it.

judy in ky said...

It's fun to look back, and to look inside. I think I still have some "flower child" in me.

Bearette said...

Your pictures really bring that period to life. I was born in the disco era and have fond memories of lying on the shag carpet listening to 45s :)

judy in ky said...

I had a lot of 45s...

Pam said...

I loved this era. I pleaded with my mother to replace my terylene white curtains with dainty embroidered flowers, with "groovy" orange and green cafe curtains... the pretty bedspread was replaced with a wild print to go with my new shag carpet, where, like Bearette I would stretch out and listen to my 45's of Dusty Springfield, The Monkees, Herman's Hermits, and of course The Beatles.
The Rolling Stones "Under the Boardwalk" still reminds me of a school excursion from that time,as it played out on the bus and sea-side cafes on that day.

judy in ky said...

I love your description of your groovy curtains and shag carpet. I had cafe curtains, too. Mine were plain white, though. My mom made them and wouldn't take them down! She did buy me a record player for my 45s though!