O Say Can You See?


… love beads and oxford cloth?

Screenshot from the Monterey Pop Festival documentary, submitted by contributor J. Kraus. Date: summer 1967, the year of the fall of the Ivy League Look.

Happy Birthday, America. — CC

6 Comments on "O Say Can You See?"

  1. Said Kraus in an email:

    “The documentary is a great resource to see the rapidly changing attire of the day. The cameras spend a lot of time looking at the audience and there is a great mix of everything from proto-hippies to an old-school (tobacco) pipe-smoking gent who reminded me of Carl Smith (Elaine’s thwarted fiancé in” The Graduate”), and women in office attire who looked like they wandered in over their lunch break.”

  2. Walter denton | July 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm |

    Yes, 1967 was the year. By the time we returned to campus after the “Summer of Love”, the Ivy League look was on the way out. By that fall it seemed nearly everyone on campus had smoked pot or dropped acid and OCBDs and khakis were just too “straight”. Of course, for many of us the look never completely disappeared.

  3. Mama Cassette was taking in the amazing performance of Janis Joplin.

  4. I like the auto spell check…Cass vs Cassette!

  5. BTW: The man in the chambray shirt and broken eyeglasses just visible behind Mama Cass is Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson of Canned Heat.

  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBpu3ia7Lwo

    Some great looks here! Especially the ticketguy in the beginning.

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