Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Biba Girl Maddie Smith (1967)


Actress Maddie Smith Biba model Flower Power 1960s

This has been a favourite photo of mine for a long time, it was purchased as a postcard sometime in the mid 1990s. The girl in the picture is Maddie Smith, she had a part time job working as a shop girl at Biba and also did some modelling for them, appearing in the first Biba catalogue which was photographed by Donald Silverstein. 

Barbara Hulanicki thought that she looked like a miniature Jean Shrimpton. She would eventually move on to pursue a career as an actress, appearing in many tv series and films, and would probably be best known for her work on Hammer Film Productions, starring in 
The Vampire Lovers (1970), Theater of Blood (1973)  and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974).

Flower Power Maddie Smith (1967) postcard scanned by Sweet Jane from my personal collection. Model Madeline Smith. Photograph by Lewis Morley                                                                             

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A Whole Fashion Scene Going! Rave Magazine (1966)

A Whole Fashion Scene Going!


All images scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine, April 1966. Original Fashion Notes by Trilby Lane. All photographs by P.L. James.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Afternoon Tea is Served! British Grub - Determined Productions, INC. (1969)




Today's menu features a Devonshire Cream Tea, a classic Sunday Tea and High Tea, so if you can't make it out to Ye Olde Psychedelic Tea Shoppedon't fret, everything that you need to know is right here! courtesy of British Grub by Brian Murphy, designed and illustrated by John Astrop and Eric Hill, published in 1969 by Determined Productions, INC. in 1969.


All images scanned by Sweet Jane from British Grub by Brian Murphy, Design and illustration by John Astrop and Eric Hill, Published in 1969 by Determined Productions, INC. Read A Nice Cup of Tea” by George Orwell, his eleven Golden Rules for Making the Perfect Cup of Tea, originally published January 12th, 1946 in the Evening Standard. View Tea Making Tips, a short 1941 film created by the Empire Tea Bureau, that outlines the golden rules for making tea worthy of its name, a brief but informative film, guiding you through all six golden rules required to make the perfect cup of tea! Yes...six...that's what the man says, there are definitely no tea bags in this joint.  And finally, in the words of Ray Davies I'll take afternoon tea, If you take it with me,  so, with those immortal words in mind, let's hear it for The Kink's (Rapturous applause, closely followed by the distant sound of a kettle starting to boil etc etc.).  

Friday, 24 June 2011

The Wonderful World of OZ Magazine

The Wonderful World of OZ Magazine

OZ issue No.2 -March 1967.

 Oz issue No.3 - May 1967.

Oz issue No.4 - June 1967.


Oz issue No.7 - October 1967.

 Oz issue No.13  June 1968.

Oz issue No.15 - September 1968.


Oz issue No.19 - March 1969

 Oz issue No.21 - May 1969.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

British Grub - Determined Productions Inc. (1969)





All images scanned by Sweet Jane from British Grub by Brian Murphy, published by Determined Productions Inc. (1969). Illustration and design by Eric Hill and John Astrup. Note: (Although it is printed as 'Astrup' here, I have also seen this artist's name printed as John Astrop in other productions by the same company).

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Friday, 17 June 2011

The Final Programme (1973) Costume Design by Ossie Clark & John Bates


The final programme is a British Sci-fi thriller from 1973, directed by Robert Fuest and starring Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre and Patrick Magee, who is probably best known for his role as the much victimised writer Frank Alexander in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. The plot involves a billionaire, becoming embroiled in the search for a mysterious programme which turns out to be the design used to create the perfect self replicating human being!

Definitely worth a look for some amazing visuals, and for the 'fashion lovers' amongst you, it's worth noting that the costumes were designed by John Bates, Ossie Clark and Tommy Nutter. The hair consultant on the film was none other than Leonard as in Leonard of Mayfair, probably most well known for his now iconic Twiggy cut, which essentially launched her career after the Daily Express featured it in an article with the opening line "This is the face of '66."


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Carnaby Street Boutiques


Some really great footage of several 1960s era Carnaby Street Boutiques including I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet, Lady Jane, Mates, His 'n' Hers, John Stephen and Gear. And as the voice-over says "For those who still thrill to the sight of purple lace-up are purple lace-up boots!"

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