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April 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm
Totally agree on the “honesty and innocence” of these pictures, they’re very simple but very beautiful, and make you genuinely curious about these people.
Nice photos! I love the braid hairstyle!
April 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm
The woman in 1st and 3rd pictures has a hairstyle which is VERY VERY VERY similar to Valencian regional hairstyle (a typical Spanish region hairstyle).
I have some posts published in MARCH in my blog wearing typical regional dress and with this hairtdress.
I hope you like them!
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April 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm
Amazing photos. The difference between all of the women is so extreme.
April 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm
That is all.
Aurélie & Angelo
April 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm
The first photo is the epitome of pure elegance!
These images are stunning! you will be amazed to see them!
April 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm
A beautiful collection of pictures.
I just love these.
There is something about black and white that transports you to another world. http://natashafatah.blogspot.ca/2010/04/its-all-in-family.html
April 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm
Refreshing! It makes me imagine their lifes.
April 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm
The woman with braids is Michelle Phillips, 1977.
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April 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm
I love the 70′s. Much better times. Glad to see it captures so elegantly here!
April 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Amazing pics! Especiallu love the first one!
April 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm
Honesty, perhaps. But innocence?
April 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Love the ELEGANCE in the 1st and the 3rd pic, while the others have something that makes me think about Femen, the Ukrainian protestant group for women’s rights, it isn’t only the fact they are naked, but their expression is really similar!
April 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm
What’s so honest about innocence? Great pictures…
That’s actress ,and singer in the group the Mamas and the Papas, Michelle Phillips in the top and third photos.
April 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm
I really like the third one
Love these pictures.
The last one makes me think of two photographs taken by Denise Bellon of Sylvia Bataille and Yvonne Roger in the mid and late 30′s.
Thanks for sharing,
April 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Love the braids, the white lace top is nice… Cool book
April 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm
i really like htis :)
April 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm
I love this pictures too. Great idea for the post!!!
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April 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm
Wonderful pictures … Vintage style … I love it!!!
love u scott!
April 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm
Wow amazing photography so natural and chic, it’s time to find some old photography books, thank you for sharing.
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April 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm
THE SECOND TO LAST IS MY FAVORITE:)
MONTES Y MILLS
April 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Love the pics !!
April 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm
April 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm
Love these photos!! Publish more if they are available.
April 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm
I love the last photo, women who are bare chested and nonchalant about it, I take my hat off too. Very hard to do.
April 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Here have link where you can buy this book :) http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0877540578/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&condition=all
April 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm
So lovely… and except for the nude (maybe) all the looks could be contemporary.
April 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm
love the first picture. so beautiful.
April 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm
But don’t forget: 1970s, no apostrophe.
April 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm
I grew up in SF in the 60′s & 70′s and this is what the Haight was like. I love it!!!
April 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm
the last photo is so bazaar…she looks like a guy changing with breasts!
April 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm
the swirled braids remind me of princess leia in “star wars”.
April 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm
Photo #2 is most certainly from “Woodstock”…the original.
April 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm
Love the blog!
April 4, 2012 at 12:07 am
all i can think of when i see these is ‘damn, women are so damn much better than men. . .’
April 4, 2012 at 12:31 am
The first photo is amazing
April 4, 2012 at 1:34 am
If you like these, Cynthia MacAdams has a great website with more amazing photos of individuals, “20th century cultural icons”.
April 4, 2012 at 1:35 am
There was nothing innocent about the 70s.
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April 4, 2012 at 3:06 am
The woman in the second photo could be a modern tribal fusion dancer…
April 4, 2012 at 3:56 am
Fabulous find Scott! My long time friend, formerly Debra Brown, was the long time girlfriend of Bill Hayward back in the day. He was the producer of ‘Easy Rider”, a Hollywood dynasty fav , the son of the inventor of “agentry”, Leland Hayward, sister to Susan Hayward, mother was Maureen o’Sullivan, former brothers- in- law Dennis Hopper…it’s endless. His fav step-mom ever (there were many famous ones) was one of the all time fabulous, timeless, style Icons ever…Slim Keith. Basically he and Fonda kids (Jane, Peter), were related to everyone, and each other. Small town. Bill was a Hollywood sweetheart if ever there was one.
Bill passed a few years ago , due to long suffering from a head injury from a motorcycle accident. Larry Hagman, truely an angel, always cared for him after that. Larry despite his ‘devil’ roles. ( be sure to watch him on the new” Dallas”) and Peter Fonda identified Bill’s body, and totally shocked the authorities when they showed up. … Captain Ameirca and JR.
Michelle and Debra were among the gorgeous and smart, stylish women that kinda ran Hollywood in the 70′s in the early powerful, feminist sense. They took no nonsense. Now in their 60′s and still great natural beauties, they both still have naturally elegant but simple style, and basically still run the show wherever they are!
Wow man! Thanks for the memories, Scott. Killa’ find.
Love and Peace,
April 4, 2012 at 4:38 am
beautiful and interesting
April 4, 2012 at 5:57 am
Those women seem to have a life that they didn’t really choose but they are good with this living ! Icon ?
April 4, 2012 at 6:12 am
Vintage photos was always a inspiration! I love the braid!
April 4, 2012 at 6:23 am
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April 4, 2012 at 6:45 am
It’s the end of a dream of innocence really – Michelle Phillips’ reading matter is that notable trashfest and movieland expose ‘Hollywood Babylon’ and her private life was well on the way to becoming pretty unwholesome too, although she’s a notable survivor of the era. I find the contrast between her virginal styling, that book and even choice of location (bed, anyone?) very revealing.
April 4, 2012 at 10:09 am
I absolutely love the first photo – the jacket, the boots, the dress, and I’ll take the car too! But these photos make me sad as well – the naive perspective of the 70s made people so vulnerable and fragile. These women really express that in these photographs.
April 4, 2012 at 10:48 am
Love it too!….Amazing ´70s!
April 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Still seven for sale on Amazon, used.
April 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm
April 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm
This can be found on Alibris at a range of prices . . .
Children of the Now
April 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm
April 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm
I love these images, but I see no innocence in them. These women are simply knowing and unselfconscious.
April 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm
First response as a child from that era: isn’t that Michelle Phillips? And again? Happy together to find affirmation from other bloggers. I didn’t do the braids instead the brocade dress. Yes.
April 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm
i am surprised that this is posted on your site i am thrilled to see honest freedom being held in such regard
April 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm
Again I must comment on a prop in a photo. The car in the top photo is an early Mercedes 240D, if I’m not mistaken. A friend of my parents had two of them. It was an odd blend of elegance and austerity in terms of the exterior and interior designs, as well as the diesel engine. As a kid at the time, these pricey minimalist autos drove home the fact that Europe was a very different place.
April 5, 2012 at 1:13 am
Agreed on the innocence and honesty you mention, the subjects are so relaxed, they are just being themselves. The camera barely matters, they are not posing. Thank you for sharing.
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April 5, 2012 at 7:03 am
Great vintage photos!
April 5, 2012 at 9:31 am
If these are from the 70s they are already out of date as the hippie shots in particular represent the worst aspect of the late 60s. I lived through it and it was a horrible time in many ways, not innocent or free at all. The shots of the hippies in particular remind me of the dreadful confusion of that time when the baby was thrown out with the bathwater. We were all lost then.
April 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Love that you’re embracing nudity, the beauty of a woman’s body
April 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm
Beautifull!! the first and third photo is Michelle Phillips, singer and actress
April 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm
I recognize Michelle Phillips, but does anyone know the woman in the second photo? Very familiar face but I just can’t place it.
April 6, 2012 at 1:01 am
I love the last photo. Those jeans just look so very perfect. High waisted jeans are so much more real looking.
April 6, 2012 at 1:14 am
Michelle Philips is the mother of McKenzie Phillips? Isn’t that the odd incest case? I doubt the 70′s were very innocent at all. Or very sane. But I do understand the comment; they are very un self-conscious. Its endearing. Lovely pictures.
April 7, 2012 at 6:39 am
April 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm
Wow, love the authenticity and attitude of these photos. So much style in simple images.
April 8, 2012 at 7:10 am
April 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm
No. 2 – I could stare at that photo for hours. So much to take in, with the people behind her as well.
April 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm
Michelle is not McKenzie Phillips mam, she was her stepmother.
April 9, 2012 at 10:41 am
April 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm
I love this. There is something so captivating about these photos.
The Clever Pup
April 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm
I don’t see innocence at all. I see a sly strength. Days when you were an adult at 18, not 30. I’m glad everyone recognized Michele Philips (Mackenzie’s STEP-mom)
April 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm
I’m late to this but these photos are absolutely beautiful and modern with amazing depth.
April 12, 2012 at 9:45 am
I like how one picture has an old copy of Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger.
April 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm
the last photo, of the topless woman in the leather-wrapped plaits, she looks like Sitting Bull – amazing persona!
April 17, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Um… That looks like my mother…
April 21, 2012 at 10:18 am
Beautiful pictures. They have this book in the Sunspel store in Soho in London.
June 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm
so beautiful and free!!
September 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm
We have copies available at Arcana, if anyone is looking for one!
September 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm
Unique photos, beautiful! Great book to keep on the coffee table to flip through
May 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm
Cynthia MacAdams is the amazing photographer. I found this article while on the web looking for her. She was a dear friend of mine. She herself, was also an actress, spiritual healer and amazing photographer. She was dear friends with all the women in these photographs, including Michele Phillips of the Mama and The Papas.
February 18, 2016 at 11:11 am
I’ve currently got a copy for sale…