sobota 1. září 2012

Jeans, Beatniks and cigarettes ... What was the spirit of the late 50's and the early 60's ?

Brigitte Bardot
James Dean





















Rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, James Dean, Jack Kerouac, Brigitte Bardot, Marlon Brando... those were the greatest icons of this decade. The teenagers read The Catcher in the rye by J.D.Salinger and books of the Beat Generations whose representatives were Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William Seward Burroughs, Ken Kesey, etc.. They admired beauty of Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe and their heros were James Dean and Marlon Brando. James Dean was young actor who played in only three films- Rebel without a cause, East of Eden and The Giant, but he became the teen idol and legend in a very short time. He was a symbol of young cool rebelling people. Unfortunately, in 1955, he died at 24 in a car accident. Marlon Brando became an icon, when he presented himself as a wild guy on a motorbike in the movie The wild one. The french way: The existencialistic youth dressed in denim smoked and listened to Jean-Paul Sartre or Serge Gainsbourg in Paris Café de Flore in St.Germain.


Elvis Presley

Anna Karina- danish born actress living in Paris... most played in Jean Luc Godard films



Jane Birkin- english born actress living in France, also famous for her relationship with the singer  Serge Gainsbourg, with whom she sang the famous love song Je t'aime...moi non plus 
Jane Birkin


Anna Karina

Elvis Presley

France Gall - french singer of the 60's

James Dean

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

Jack Kerouac

Stuart Sutcliffe- scottish musician who was a member of The Beatles during their early years

Jean Seberg- american born actress, known especially for her role in Jean Luc Godard's Breathless

Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor

Marlon Brando

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe 

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Jack Kerouac


MIa Farrow, Catherine Deneuve, Romy Schneider, Brigitte Bardot, Anna Karina, Edie Sedgwick, Jean Seberg, etc..
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Neal Cassady- member of Beat Generation

James Dean

James Dean

James Dean

Francoise Hardy- french singer of the 60's

Francoise Hardy

Brigitte Bardot

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn in The Breakfest at Tiffany's (1961)

4 komentáře:

Amy Louise řekl(a)...

I love this period! It was so cool and young and hip, but still classic and elegant.

Précindy Colas řekl(a)...

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