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Friday, February 03, 2006

Teddy Girls

"17 year old Josie Buchan was a fashion student with Russell’s future wife, Shirley, at the college Russell also attended. Josie introduced Ken to her Teddy Girl friends. Here she shows off a thin black velvet tie and D.A haircut. It would have been incredibly rare to find a woman sporting this type of men’s hairstyle back then. "
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"... A selection of over 30 of the photographs from this amazing shoot, the only known professional photo-documentation of early 1950’s Teddy Girls, most of which have never been published before. ..."
Ken Russell's 1955 Photo Essay on London's Teddy Girls (via WFMU's Beware of the Blog)
What's A Teddy Girl?