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Simone Silva and Robert Mitchum at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. The world wasn’t yet ready for such immodesty in 1954 and Ms Silva was stripped of her (phony) Miss Festival title. Mitchum—like Justin Timberlake 50 years later—walked away, like he did from most things, unscathed.
Forgive me for being more than a little excited about Light in the Attic Records‘ forthcoming Lee Hazlewood reissue campaign which got a soft kick off this past Saturday with the release of a double LP worth of Lee that looks and sounds just fantastic. The image above is what they chose for the cover which shows that they find absolutely nothing wrong with being sexy. Light in the Attic have already announced an absurdly affordable reissue of this limited edition LP to keep those who went without from being at the mercy of the enterprising individuals on ebay who take advantage of post-Record Store day demand, desperation and delusion. Well done, Light in the Attic, now get to work on the rest of those Lee LPs.