#tbt - 1972
|Roz and Ellen in Beverly Hills, 1972. Photo by George|
The year is 1972. My Dad took these photos with his trusty Minox spy camera, that's why the prints are so grainy. Those negatives were teensy, tiny!
My Mom and I are walking down a street that looks to be in Beverly Hills, probably heading to a restaurant. 35 cents to park for 30 minutes!?! Next shot, we're sitting, waiting for a table. You can see people at outdoor tables just beyond us, through the window. I do not recognize the restaurant. It's probably in Beverly Hills or somewhere nearby. Maybe my readers will recognize the place or the street with the parking lot and buildings.
I may not know where we were, but I do remember my groovy outfit. It was a long vest with matching bell-bottoms in a squishy polyester print of black, white and gray. I'm sure I'm wearing a black turtle-neck with this divine ensemble. I'm also wearing my signature "ELL" gold necklace around my neck. I still have it, buried in my jewel box. My hair is cut in long shag of the era. I'm carrying a fabric, tapestry bag with fringe on the bottom. I still have the bag. I'm 19 in this photo.
Mom is wearing a darling sweater. It was a beige, brown, black and gold knit. A few years later I borrowed this sweater forever. She's also sporting a white collar dickey - so crisp! I'm sure she's wearing black slacks. LOVE her purse. I still have this purse too. It's dark gray patent leather with gray faux fur on it. Mom is 49 in this photo.
We were so fashionable...not super-groovy, but definitely IN the groove for 1972!