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4.0 out of 5 stars Far Out, Man!, 17 Aug. 2001
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This review is from: Swingin' Chicks of the '60s (Paperback)
Who says nostalgia ain't what it used to be? This book is a heart-warming experience for any survivor of the so-called Love Generation. It reinforces cherished memories that the Sixties was an era in which girls could be girls (or even chicks) and you could even get away with calling them that. And they liked it! This book is not politically correct - and is all the better for it. My only complaint is that it's not bigger. But the hundred chicks who grace its pages are treated with the worshipful respect they so richly deserve. Colour illustrations, biographical details, anecdotes - just about all you would want to know about such icons as Raquel Welch, Julie Christie, Natalie Wood, Twiggy, Britt Ekland, Ann-Margret to name but a few. The book is divided into categories and tends to be rather heavily in favour of American girls, which is slightly unfortunate as the Sixties was the first truly international decade when it came to things like entertainment and glamour. And a couple of descriptions seem to be stretching a point - Jacqueline Bisset as a Bond girl, for example, or Elizabeth Taylor as a British babe. And everyone will have a few favourites who have been left out - Charlotte Rampling, Susannah York, Gina Lollobrigida. Perhaps Chris Strodder is saving them for Volume Two. I hope so because this is a wonderful book - both for those of us who fondly remember the Sixties and others who wish they had been there. And possibly also for those who were there but can't remember it. A great chick book that even some chicks will enjoy - if only to marvel at the fashions.
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