Jim Morrison’s Handwritten Notebook Up For Auction

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NEW YORK (AP) — An unpublished notebook containing the musings and poems of Jim Morrison in the last year of his life is included in a coming sale of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia.

Profiles In History auction house says the handwritten marble notebook belonging to The Doors’ lead singer could bring up to $300,000 on Dec. 18. The sale will be online and live at its Calabasas, Calif., gallery.

Eddie Van Halen’s 1982 Kramer Frankenstrat is among other items up for bid. The red-and-white guitar was used during Van Halen’s 1982-1983 Diver Down Tour and recording of its most successful album, “1984.”

Van Halen’s signature is inscribed on the guitar’s neck. Its presale estimate is $100,000 to $150,000. Part of the proceeds will benefit guitarist Jason Becker, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Another Year Another NaNoWriMo

While attempted and failed in the matter of days last year, I will be doing NaNoWriMo this year.

Issues in the fact I decided to do NaNo three days before it began last year night of been my first step to failure. This year I’ve already planned my first 10 chapters in the matter of two days. I’ve never been much of a planner for anything, but I knew if I wanted to get my 50,000 words, I would have to plan, plan, plan.

To be honest I dont even quite remember what I was going to write about last year. But I remember it not being very exciting at all. I really like what I have for my novel this year though.

The novel is called Daises. It surrounds the year 1966, originally planned to start in 1967 but I couldnt miss the Summer of Love, about a boy named Brian Lewis. Brian is starting his first year of High School in a boarding school. An intelligent boy with great grades. He’s basically the human embodiment of the word “innocent”. Virgin pure. The over done cliche I’ve accidentally put in here is his roommate, Keith Mac, is that classic “bad boy”. Ugh. Never been so done with myself.

Keith comes from a rich family. His father has named him a disgrace to the family, his mother not much around, no siblings. Blah.

Its a romance between Brian and Keith that takes a long time to build up to.

The novels time span goes on for two or so years, the novel ending in 1968/69. It ends with the two dropping out and running off to Paris for awhile, basically until they run out of money. It was after all, a spur of the moment idea. They didnt plan anything.

Well I hope I can finish and get my 50,000 this year. If not, theres always 2014.

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I love the Doors. Their reign was short, but it’s better than releasing sucky records for DECADES. I appreciate everything The Doors have ever done…ever. They were a very unique band and will hopefully never be forgotten as a very influential group in rock history.

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She has robes and she has monkeys, Lazy diamond studded flunkies

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She lives on Love Street
Lingers long on Love Street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens

She has robes and she has monkeys
Lazy diamond studded flunkies
She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you

She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you

I see you live on Love Street
There’s this store where the creatures meet
I wonder what they do in there
Summer Sunday and a year
I guess I like it fine, so far

She lives on Love Street
Lingers long on Love Street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens

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Photos by Raeanne Rubenstein , Courtesy of http://womenofthesixties.tumblr.com/

“Love Street” Lyrics by Jim Morrison

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Edie and Twiggy Pt. 3

I figured I’d finish this series with these great gals famous haircuts!

Both short, boyish, and blonde, these hair styles were a break though for womens hair!

We’ll begin with Edie once again!

Edie had a really simple cut, that she would do a lot with. Her cut was almost a bowl cut, her bangs (when worn down) would fall right into her eyes, the top layer would be all one length minus her sides.

Here’s some good photos of her hair down:

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It was her bangs she really did something with. She would part them and slick them back like this:

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Or stick them up, like this:

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Or she’d wear them just pushed out of her face. (Since I have her haircut, I often wear mine like this)

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Now Edie, from what I understood, didnt bleach her hair until later on in the late 60s, but she often sprayed her hair silver to match the wigs Andy wore. She almost always had some dark roots.

Twiggy time!

Twiggy had one cut that we all know!

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Twiggys cut in insanely simple. Long bangs in the front tucked behind the ears, short, stacked back. Thats literally it. She never really wore her hair different until the late 60s when she grew into a tiny, cute bob, this like:

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Twiggs in the 70s eventually grew her hair out when she started modeling for BIBA, its almost odd seeing her with that much hair! But she worked it!

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Thank you for reading this little mini-series! If you would like me to do a series like this with anyone else let me know! I might do it!

Brows!

I’m a sucker for ’em! This is just a little post showing some of the most well known brows in makeup history!

The 20s statement brow was a very, very thin and black.

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The 30s still had thin brow, but they lightened up and became a bit more natural looking.

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The 40s was the start of the iconic 50s pinup brow, thicker and high arched.

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Then the glorious, adored 50’s brow came in by the one and only Marilyn Monroe! You can kill ’em dead with this brow!

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The 60s had one of the best statement brows by the one and only Audrey Hepburn! Thick, dark and straight across!

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The 70s brought a very similar look that the 20s had, thin and dark!

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The 80s were all over the place, they went anywhere from thin to thick!

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And we’ll be finished with the 90s, which was very 70s inspired  Thin brows are back again!

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Edie and Twiggy Pt. 2

So in my last post I spoke about Twiggs and Edie’s makeup, so I thought I would make one about their fashion! I dress everyday like at least one of these fab girls, so I know a thing or two!

I’ll begin with Edie like I did in my last post.

Edie is known for wearing shirts over a leotard and black tights. Its iconic! Her huge chandelier earrings and knee high boots! Its glamorous and chic!

Striped shirts, heavy sweaters, 3/4 sleeves, mini dresses and skirts, nothing screams more Sedgwick than that.

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Edie said herself that the reason she wore her leotards is because she had a dance class that she went to and was too lazy to change and just slipped a shirt on over it, not worrying about Andy making advances since she knew he was gay.

So basically, she changed fashion forever because she didn’t want to change! Now I figure in this post, I’ll go into how you can have a toned down Sedgwick outfit, because I understand not everyone can walk around in leotards and high heels!

Now one thing that really made Edie’s look was her hair (but that’ll be in part 3 of this little series) so when dressing like her, I would suggest doing an updo if you have long hair. A good 60s do will do, like the one Sienna Miller wore in the movie Factory Girl, she played Edie.

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Now a good way to get away with Edie’s look is mini dresses! I am a sucker for mini anything!

Edie had a mod spin-off look to her. She was almost always monotone with silver, but she would introduce reds and greens sometimes.

Good square cut dresses are the way to go like these:

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All a very modern Edie look!

Now if you want to have a leotard Edie-ish feel, shorts and tights are your best friend!

A more modern feel would be looser, longer shorts like these:

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But if you dont want a more “modern” approach, tight short shorts will do the trick! Preferably in black!

When it comes to shirts, sleeveless square cut, short sleeve square cut, 3/4 sleeve square cut, long sleeve square cut! Square cut anything instantly will give a 60s feel!

Shoes are basically anywhere from short, thick heels to knee high heeled boots! Black or silver! 

Her earrings are obviously her most iconic accessory.

Long, big chandelier earrings! You dont even have to go “modern” for this! Any big set of earrings will work! Try to keep the earrings black, silver, or with jewels.

These are Edie’s most well known earrings:

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The bigger the better!

 

Moving onto Twiggy!

 

Twiggy is the mod queen! While the same square cut to almost anything, like Edie, but unlike our It Girl, Twiggy wore a lot more colours!

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Luckily I dont have to go much into Twiggy because her look is always in fashion! You can find a short, square cut dress just about anywhere!

Twiggy often wore white tights, but in the later 60s when her fashion had a more psychedelic feel to it, she would start wearing pink, blue, yellow, etc. colours of tights. 

Shoes were almost 100% the iconic mod heel. 

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Basically, if the heel is short and thick, you’re good.

Theres not much point in trying to make her outfits more “modern”, because the 60s mod look is still incredibly modern!

Twiggy never really had many looks until she moved onto BIBA in the 70s, but I wont go into that (unless someone wants me too) so I suppose I’ll end this post here.

Good luck!