Is that your Tele, or are you just glad to fingerpick me?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by HenkR, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. HenkR

    HenkR TDPRI Member

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    Just ran across a great site by the great Dana Countryman, who used to publish the Cool and Strange Music Magazine and hosts as show on WFMU. He just started a very cool "12 Days of Christmas Albums" giveway, where he uploaded this great picture of Mae West totin' a Tele! Not only that, but you can download Mae's forgotten LP "Wild Christmas". Enjoy!

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  2. dannyh

    dannyh Tele-Afflicted

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    I remember hearing this on Dr Demento when I was a kid. Didn't realize she played a Tele on it...

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    I love her!
     
  4. Dennis Brown

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    An amazing and sexy woman playing an amazing and sexy guitar. Makes perfect sense. Thanks for brightening up my day :)
     
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    Why don't you come on up and jam with me sometime big boy?

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    That's not Mae West. She was born in 1893. She would have to have been born in the 30's to look that young holding a Tele. She was 87 when she died in 1980. Just sayin
     
  7. Jack S

    Jack S Friend of Leo's

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    I believe you are mistaken, that is Mae West in about 1966.
     
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    so she was 73 in that picture? hmmm.....
     
  9. HenkR

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    Correct. It was taken from the backside of her Wild Christmas album from 1966.

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    hey she's not bad for 73
     
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    The album may have been released in '66 but that doesn't mean the picture was taken then. Lets not forget, in those days, we didn't have 'Tinternet giving us daily pictures of the stars of the day and as she was, even then, a start of yesteryear, it's possible they just wanted to have the best picture of her in recent years without being ridiculous.

    Having said that, if it was 10 years old, she still looks good for 63 in the pic!
     
  12. HenkR

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    Fair point, but would she use a 10 yr old photo to sign for her fans? See this pic from the same session, signed in 1967:

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    kinkstah Tele-Afflicted

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    Besides, the decal on the headstock looks like a "transition" one (i.e. the Telecaster is most likely a '66 model)
     
  14. dannyh

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    I'm sure Mae aged gracefully like a fine Chablis. That being said, people (especially Hollywood people) have been retouching photos since probably the '20s. Even without Photoshop.
     
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    Exactly. Of course, it helps when you start with something nice. She did age gracefully. While there were more than a few girls that were prettier than Mae, none were sexier. There is a difference, after all.
     
  16. Jack S

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    I am no fashion maven, but anyone who lived through the 1960s would recognize the "Mod" dress and hairstyle of the mid-sixties. It was definitely not from an earlier era. Mae West was putting on makeup for 50+ years by then, and I think she knew how. Great camera work can also do a lot to enhance the appearance of an individual.
     
  17. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Mae West was the original Coyote. She was dating 20 year old's into her 80's. More part of her image than anything else. She did Sextette in 1978 with Timothy Dalton (AKA Bond, James Bond). Myra Breckenridge was done in the 1970's as well.
     
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