Artyfacts from Swinging London

On this page, I get to display some of my artyfacts from Swinging London. I’ll start with a few and add more as the days go by. Yeah, baby!

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CARNABY STREET AND ENVIRONS

cover of vintage souvenir booklet
Gear of Carnaby Street
Gear of Carnaby Street
vintage postcard — Lord John Boutique on Carnaby Street — the back says the street is “now the centre for London’s swinging youngsters.”
vintage postcard: Lord John boutique on Carnaby Street
vintage postcard
vintage postcard
Biba, Abingdon Road, Kensington, 1966
vintage postcard: Carnaby Street scene
Carnaby Street scene
Carnaby Street scene
Carnaby Street scene
Lord John of Carnaby Street
Carnaby Street scene
vintage postcard: “Carnaby Street, London — by night.”
Marvel Comics — 1967, art by Ogden Whitney
Carnaby Street scene — 1964

GREATER LONDON

London — The Most Exciting City
my vintage Swinging London lunchbox!
BOAC travel promotional poster
Photograph by Frank Habicht 1969 edition
From Young London: Permissive Paradise
From Young London: Permissive Paradise
From Young London: Permissive Paradise
Hyde Park Speaker’s Corner — From Young London: Permissive Paradise
vintage postcard
vintage postcard
vintage postcard
vintage postcard
omnipresent scooters

FASHION

British Vogue — cover photo of supermodel Jean Shrimpton
Jean Shrimpton
American Vogue: cover photo of supermodel Twiggy
American Vogue: cover photo of supermodel Veruschka
Mr. Fish corduroy suit, 1968

THE BEATLES

lovely cover painting — what do they mean?
Paul McCartney by Richard Avedon, August 1967
Photograph from Goodbye Baby & Amen: A Saraband for the Sixties
John Lennon by Richard Avedon, August 1967
George Harrison by Richard Avedon, August 1967
Ringo Starr by Richard Avedon, August 1967
Photograph from Goodbye Baby & Amen: A Saraband for the Sixties

THE ROLLING STONES

Photograph from Goodbye Baby & Amen: A Saraband for the Sixties
The Stones with a model in a Mary Quant Ginger Group outfit, Queen Magazine, 1964

BLOW-UP

original promotional poster: Blow-Up, THE movie of Swinging London
another original from Blow-Up
another original from Blow-Up
another original from Blow-Up
another original from Blow-Up

THE PERSONALITIES

Photograph of Peter Sellers from Goodbye Baby & Amen: A Saraband for the Sixties
Photograph of Dudley Moore and Suzy Kendall from Goodbye Baby & Amen: A Saraband for the Sixties
Photograph of Richard Lester from Goodbye Baby & Amen: A Saraband for the Sixties
1967 “Flash-In”: Susannah York, Peter Cook, Joe Orton, Tom Courtenay, Twiggy, Lucy Fleming, Michael Fish, Miranda Chiu

ADVICE

THE GUIDEBOOKS

I couldn’t find even a single grudging mention of “Swinging London” anywhere in the 500+ pages of the 1968 edition. Was there such a stark divide between the Establishment and London’s youth culture that the former didn’t even want to acknowledge the existence of the latter?
A Visitor’s Guide to London for the year 1968 Presented free with the compliments of the Barclays Group of Banks.
Again, no reference whatsoever.
1969
“Compiled by 87 London Insiders for Their Visiting Friends”
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