In response to our last post, which was penned by a young woman, frequent comment-leaver SE sent in some images of female students from the University of the South’s 1978 yearbook, depicting a mixture of masculine and feminine elements in their wardrobe. I came of age in the ’80s and dreamed of girls like Jennifer in 1985’s “Back To The Future,” but I remember being a kid in the ’70s and the older boys with their Farah Fawcett posters.
Recently I needed a jolt of classic rock to reconnect me to my past, and one of the bands that came up was Heart. Now I’m old enough to appreciate how the Wilson sisters look on the cover of the 1975 album “Dreamboat Annie.” You can see the archetypal feminine shining through them, and I think you’ll catch a glimpse of it in some of these images. The women seem happy. So do the guys at the bottom. You don’t see that anymore.
In addition to ’70s rock, I was also recently reading an exegesis of Goethe’s Faust, whose final lines are “Eternal womanhood leads us onward.”
Avanti, gentlemen. — CC