Category Archives: 60s

Rex Trailer’s Boomtown

Since the beginning of time humanity has risen from thousands to billions of people scattered across the globe. My memory of names and faces runs back into the 1950s. I never knew most of them, but as a youngest in Boston my Saturday mornings were enlivened by Bugs Bunny, the Young Rascals, the Bowery Boys […]

YOU BET I COULD Uschi Obermaier

The other day Duncan Hannah posted this black and white photo of Uschi Obermaier. I was struck by her free beauty and the fact that I had never heard of the 1960s icon. In an article from the Independent Uschi railed against working-class Munich and said, “I used to wish for a plane crash, just […]

Faster Than Light Beauty

I wish for a time machine to take me back to London. 1968. Francoise Hardy on a motorbike. I would have had a lot of competition and even though I would have only been 16, a good time would have been had by all. Je l’adore. In 1968 through eternity fast than speed itself. To […]

Le Necrophile

The biggest house in Quincy, Massachusetts was owned by a funeral director. His daughters were the most beautiful girls on the South Shore in 1967 and they introduced Cream to their admirers. I was one of them. So was an apprentice embalmer for their father. The other suitors joked that Adam made love to the […]

Spiderman #1 Marvel Comics 1964

Spiderman #1 is a valuable comic. Even more valuable is the Marvel Tales introduction to the superhero. This comic book is worth several hundred thousand dollars in mint condition and I had bought Amazing Fantasy #15 in August 1962 at the little soda shop near my Nana’s house in Wollaston, Massachusetts and year later purchased […]