Joan Didion in Front of Her Yellow Stingway by Julian Wasser (1972)

Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American journalist and writer of novels, screenplays, and autobiographical works. Didion is best known for her literary journalismand memoirs. In her novels and essays, Didion explores the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos; the overriding theme of her work is individual and social fragmentation.

At the peak of her career, her writing was recognized for its significance in defining and observing American subcultures for mainstream audiences. In 1968, The New York Times referred to her early work as containing “grace, sophistication, nuance, [and] irony.”

In 2005 she won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography for her book The Year of Magical Thinking. She later adapted the book into a play which premiered on Broadway in 2007.’

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Joan Didion in front of her yellow Stingway by Julian Wasser, 1972 via

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Joan Didion in front of her yellow Stingway by Julian Wasser, 1972 via

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Joan Didion by Julian Wasser, 1972 via

Hippie Chic Ossie Clark Dress by Norman Parkinson (1970)

Raymond “Ossie” Clark (1942 – 1996) was an English fashion designer who was a major figure in the Swinging Sixties scene in London and the fashion industry in that era.

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Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970 via

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Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970 via

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Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970 via

Bianca and Mick Jagger Getting Married in Saint-Tropez (1971)

Bianca met Mick Jagger at a party after a Rolling Stones concert in France in September 1970. On 12 May 1971, while she was four months pregnant, the couple married in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France, and she became his first wife.

The couple’s only child, a daughter named Jade, was born on 21 October 1971, in Paris, France.

In May 1978, she filed for divorce on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall. Bianca later said “My marriage ended on my wedding day.”

 

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Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Moreno de Macías on their wedding day, St. Tropez, 1971 via

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Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Moreno de Macías on their wedding day, St. Tropez, 1971 via

 

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Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Moreno de Macías on their wedding day, St. Tropez, 1971 via

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Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Moreno de Macías on their wedding day, St. Tropez, 1971 via

A Collection of Vintage Portraits by Karen Radkai

Information about Karen Radkai is very sparse. She was a staff photographer for Vogue magazine during the 50s and 60s and was married to a fellow photographer Poul Radkai.

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Portrait of Monica Vitti by Karen Radkai, 1968 via

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Karen Radkai, Portrait of Antonella Agnelli, Vogue, June 1966 via

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Allegra Caracciolo di Castagneto Photographed by Karen Radkai, Vogue, September 1, 1963 via

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Model wearing a hat by Gailtzine, 1963. Photo by Karen Radkai via

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Karen Radkai, Françoise Dorléac, Paris 1964 via

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Photo by Karen Radkai, 1975 via

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April 15, 1962 by Karen Radkai via