Wednesday, November 5, 2014

RARE POSTER of ENGLISH BOY MODEL AGENCY via MR. TWISTER


I just wrote a snippet to accompany a (better) copy of this ENGLISH BOY Model Agency poster for Harvey Kubernik and his own future thinkpiece on the late onetime Rolling Stone Brian Jones. Witness some pretty astonishingly primo 1960s' British personages thereupon. My better half Mr. Twister was on the other English Boy headshot poster (stolen by a past GF) as he was part of this crowd via his friends who knew the cast of Donald Cammell's film Performance with James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg. English Boy was based in London's trendiest districts, 1966 through 1969.

Below, Mr. Twister, left, caprisoned in Mod finery at the time of his mid-1960s English Boy recruitment, right is Ida Random. Guest photographer: famous entertainment photographer Andee Nathanson. Every day was dress-up day in the mid-1960s, although these came from Ida's collection...


On the poster, you'll espy such '60s Brit icons like Fox himself (upper left,) Marijke Koger and then husband Simon from The Fool (center,) Brian Jones (to their lower left,) Chrissie Shrimpton (right, in hat,) Suki Potier (to her left,) Sir Mark Palmer (center) who owned the agency, and so on...

 Below for the evolutionary record, Mr. Twister as full-fledged rockstar in 1970 when we first met, guest photographer, probably James Oswald.

Below, an amusing yet informative 3-minute video spotlights the scene with cool authentic footage after Austin Powers frugs and shingalings his way across our memories...
 

2 comments:

Target Video said...

"Engaging with the "now," indeed!" These to commentators could use a bit of that. What were they thinking when they got dressed?

Fast Film said...

They were thinking they wanted a lot of color to distinguish themselves from the previous generation, as does any prosperous generation of youth...

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