Whiskey on the Rocks with L’emma Peel

In a previous blog, I talked about how the movie stars of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s made a such lasting impression on me that they continue to be a source of inspiration for my paintings. I would be remiss if I neglected to mention the beautiful women of the small screen. 

I don’t have to tell you how crazy the real world was in the 1960s. But if you were a kid growing up on a steady diet of TV shows, you’d think life for most grownups was working a pretty skate job, having martinis at lunch and coming home to a smoking-hot girlfriend or wife. And I remember gazing at the women on prime time like I remember listening to my old 45rpm singles. Here’s a little sampling of some of the ‘hits’.

There were the ‘normal’ girlfriends and wives: Marlo Thomas (That Girl), Mary Tyler Moore (Dick Van Dyke Show), Donna Reed (Donna Reed Show).  There were the ‘magical’ girlfriends and wives: Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie), Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched).  There were the single moms: Diahann Carroll (Julia) and Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family).

Can’t forget the country girls of Hooterville: Ellie Mae from The Beverly Hillbillies, the three sisters of Petticoat Junction and Eva Gabor, always attired in her feathery negligees. And also Dean Martin’s Golddiggers and the girls of Laugh-in.

But the ones that really got my imagination going were the spy girls.  Ann Francis as Honey West, Stephanie Powers as The Girl From Uncle and the most amazing woman of all, Diana Rigg as Emma Peel from the Avengers.

The Avengers was a BBC espionage show like none other. Bizarrely British, it featured the most incredible storylines and photography.  And Emma Peel with her karate moves, leather cat suits and auburn flip was absolutely mesmerizing.  Forget the G.I. Joes, where can I get one of those to play with?

Of course the question of the day for every boy was: Ginger or Mary Ann?  The correct answer, however, was Ginger and Mary Ann.  And what about Lovey?

Whiskey on the Rocks with L'emma Peel

 Whiskey on the Rocks with L’emma Peel is available now as an art print and as a canvas mounted giclee print.

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