swingeing london

Years ago I was looking through a book in a Salvation Army or a used book store or something and the above post card fell out of the pages of the book and onto the floor. I left without purchasing the book, but not before shoving this little gem in to my pocket. The front is great, Richard Hamilton‘s Swingeing London 67, and the back is filled out and was mailed to a Madame Bavagnoli at Life Magazine’s Paris bureau in January 1971.

The only Bavagnoli who worked for Life that I can find is a Carlo Bavagnoli who took this photo and this one and I can only assume this one as well.

Here’s a better look at the message on the card.

Oh, and of course the top image depicts Mick Jagger and Robert Fraser after their drug arrest in 1967.

4 responses to “swingeing london

  1. ilestcinqheures

    The postcard begins with “Dear Vicenz”. The last sentences says “regards from Martine and Henri to Carlo and you”. Signed “H”.
    So “Madame Vicenz Bavagnoli” should be the wife of Mr Carlo Bavagnoli.

  2. chainedandperfumed

    Brilliant! Can you make out who the CBS film is about?

  3. I think it says the film is on ‘Mississipi’ (misspelt). Only two years late!

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