March 23, 2014

1965 New York City | Girl on a Scooter | Photo: Joel Meyerowitz


From Mid-Century Modern Freak

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 23, 2014 7:35 PM
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Remember girls?

Posted by: Rob De Witt at March 23, 2014 9:59 PM

@Rob, Yes.

Posted by: tripletap at March 24, 2014 4:33 AM

Can you get a ticket back to 1965?


Posted by: jwm at March 24, 2014 8:40 AM

My heart skipped a beat, as Elmore James would have sung.

That girl is now approaching 70. Spring days in the big city have a charm all their own, especially because of how the girls transform themselves.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at March 24, 2014 9:11 AM

She shouldn't be texting and scootering

Posted by: Cletus Socrates at March 24, 2014 4:47 PM

Nice get-away-sticks.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 24, 2014 5:22 PM

I'd place it a few years earlier; '62 or '63. I spent a lot of time in NYC in 1965, and the skirt (and dress) lengths were considerably shorter, at least three to four inches above the knee length shown.

And yes, my wife, who wore those skirts is approaching 70. Looked damned good in them then, and still looks pretty good to me.

Posted by: bud at March 24, 2014 6:59 PM

That's a 65 Chevy in the background.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 25, 2014 3:58 AM

That is a 1962 Olds F-85 right behind the babe. It had a 215 cu. in aluminum block and if it was the blown model, produced 215 horse.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at March 25, 2014 4:31 AM

Scooter: Vespa or Cushman?

Posted by: chasmatic at March 25, 2014 9:23 AM

When subtle instead of shock was chic......

Posted by: grace at March 25, 2014 2:01 PM

"That's a 65 Chevy in the background"

You're right, and I missed that. Amazing how I could focus on the legs of a beautiful girl and miss the car in the background, huh? :-)

The skirt length is still not what women of her age were wearing on the streets at the time; this is probably a fashion shot for an ad in a magazine aimed at an older female demographic than the model.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: bud at March 26, 2014 11:13 AM

All I can say is... yum.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 27, 2014 10:02 AM

Also appears to be a white 64 Chevy II (Nova) convertible over there on the left (tail lights). Looks like it's jacked up a little in the ass end indicating it could be an SS version with a 283. My cousin had an SS that was burgandy with white conv. top in the late 60's.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 27, 2014 11:17 AM

Woodchuck, that's not an F-85-- it's a Buick Special, '61 or '62. Difference is in the grille, which isn't visible in the photo. F-85s didn't have that Gothic point on the front of the fender. I had a '62, which is how I know.

Posted by: Al Johnson at March 30, 2014 7:56 PM

Forget the girl. Look at that nice Lammie. (Hmmm, I must be getting old)

Posted by: Dooglas at March 31, 2014 8:07 AM

That is a 1962 or 63 Lambretta LI150. Given the amount for wear on it I'd say its at least 2 years old in that photo.

Great shot.

Posted by: Mike at April 10, 2014 7:15 AM