Saturday, June 01, 2013

Teenage Lust

I always thought I preferred Batman to Robin, but after seeing them out of costume, no longer. Isn't Robin so sweet.


Straight away I knew it was Shirley Jones in the centre of this photo. Son David knew how to play to the camera at a young age. The younger Shaun did not. Someone at school in the seventies asked me if I liked David Cassidy. I think I went bright red. I adored David and old photos of him remind me how much. I was then told Derek, who a year above me, wanted to marry him. That sent my mind abuzz and some hormones racing, not that they weren't already.

Both photos from shorpy.com

19 comments:

  1. My goodness Andrew, that took me back. I too lusted after David Cassidy although now when I look at the photos of him then, I'm not sure why?
    But David Essex, circa 1978 - now you're talking.

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    1. Funny, I still think Cassidy looked hot back then. Yes to David Essex!

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    2. I saw David Essex as Che in the first run of Evita in London around 1979. I just about wet myself.

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    3. Looking back Craig, wasn't it all about the hair and figure hugging outfits?

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    4. I saw David Essex (yum)in a few episodes of a British soapy not so long ago, and yes the black curly hair is gone, replaced by short grey but I thought he still looked in very good shape, just older!

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    5. Grace, through bitter experience, I don't want to see what they look like now.

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  2. I don't think I ever saw Robin unmasked but from that photograph I know I would have been enamoured of him. In any event I was enamoured enough of the sight of him masked and in tights.

    I too lusted for David Cassidy who in my teenage years was - along with so many other pretty boys - my ideal love interest. This photograph hints that even at his young age he was subconsciously knowing of the power of his looks.

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    1. Victor, never mind when he was bound up and helpless!

      I loved pretty bois, but also really masculine guys back then. Is uber the the word? Maybe it was ten years ago. OK, I probably liked all men.

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  3. By the way, like Craig I also saw David Essex in Evita around 1979 whilst on a short holiday in London from Hong Kong where I was working at the time. Yum, Essex was one of many lustful interests.

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    1. Victor, so we kind of understand how young girls get Bieber fever. Actually, he is rather nice and I like that he is a bit wicked.

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  4. David Essex? DROOOOOOOOOOOL!

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    1. Red, I don't recall the name of the song, but a line, which may have been the title, Walk on city lights. It had profound resonance for me. He hasn't aged terribly well and lucky for us, we have.

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  5. When I was 22 I had a David Cassidy haircut. Totally unintentional, I'd trimmed it myself and it just fell that way. I have a photo somewhere.

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    1. River, there absolutely no credit in accidentally getting a Cassidy haircut. It must have looked interesting though. Make a blog post of it. No one will connect it with you now.

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    2. I'll see if I can find the photo.

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  6. I think it is hilarious to see old portrait photos, dating back to the early tv programmes and films. Just out of the blue I saw David McCallum photos yesterday from ?1965 and almost didn't recognise him.

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    1. Hels, I remember the tv show. I remember his name, but I just can't remember him from photos.

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  7. I love seeing old portraits and old clips. There's something so powerful about old images. I hope you have a great weekend Andrew!!

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    1. Keith, there certainly is when one went on to become a Golden Girl, which entertained millions of people.

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