Wednesday, March 24, 2010

well but i would not feel so all alone, everybody must get stoned

George Harrison and Pattie Boyd making their way to the courthouse following their March 12, 1969 arrest for possession of marijuana. It was three weeks after they were busted upon this appearance. Pattie shared in Wonderful Tonight a tidbit from her diary recorded on the day of this appearance: “fined £500 – the bastards.”
I positively love how chic and rock 'n roll people like George and Pattie looked when they would go to court. Mick, Keith, Marianne, Brian, John and Yoko, Paul and Linda, and countless others treated the courthouse like a fashion show. I much prefer their take on courthouse attire than the present-day Young Hollywood edition. Though their endless wild partying leads them there in the first place, you'd never know it from how clean-cut, prim and proper they are always done up to be. To any Hollywood It-Girl out there who will soon get arrested, instead of donning a black frock, pearls, and your prized Louboutins, why don't you make like Pattie and sport a burgundy velvet blazer and or a voluminous scarf around your neck?

4 comments:

gloria said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ahh my favorite couple.
in donovan's autobiography he goes into detail of those days of all the drug busts. and specifically george's too.
if i eve have to go to court i hope to look at good and stylish as pattie.

Kirby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love all of the drug bust attire from the 60s and 70s! They make getting busted seem so chic... haha.

Queen Jane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gloria - I MUST read Donovan's autobio. I remember almost buying it on Amazon a year or two ago, but I don't know why I didn't. It would be interesting to hear his perspective on the drug busts, especially because he was really the first of them all to get busted, and the way that his arrest was treated was pretty different from the others.
And I definitely agree with you about the court thing. God forbid I ever have to go, but if I do I definitely want to make a statement with my clothing.

Queen Jane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Kirby - I so so agree with you.
Especially in the pics from the Redlands bust and Brian Jones trial, all those boys are dressed as foppish dandies and just swaggering outside the courthouse. It's so fantastic. All these girls are crying for them and they just look like SUCH rock stars.
In the Pattie and George pics - particularly the bottom right corner one and the sepia colored one in the middle - George looks like such hot shit. He and Pattie have these looks on their faces that they are just too cool for this. I love it