Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Great Existential Sex Symbols of the 60s (An Occasional Series)

So the other day I'm wandering around the fabulous Carnavalet, the French history museum in beautiful downtown Dayton, Ohio, when I ran smack into this striking portrait of one of the great babe obsessions of my youth.

That is, of course, the incomparable Juliette Greco, who -- for you whippersnappers -- is without doubt the sexiest Beatnik chick in black tights to ever sing a suggestive song. Usually while sitting on a stool and silhouetted by a single spotlight.

Here she is, from 1967, with one of her signature tunes, "Deshabillez-moi." Which means exactly what you think it does, BTW.

You're welcome.


Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary said...


But who eez zee Fraunchmon stahndeen een frahnt of zee peecture of zee lovely ladee?

jackd said...

I am sure that there seemed to be a good reason at the time for standing her in front of a six-wheeled ATV (like the Banana Splits would use later), but I am even more sure this reason is lost to us now. A pity.

MBowen said...

It looks like the French hadn't quite gotten the hang of that TV stuff in 1967.

Anonymous said...

Could cause a souffle in le shorts !