PART 2: Richard Sample Interview

Close up of a small copy: Richard Sample as painted by Paige Young. To open our interview, I promised Richard I would end after one hour. It ended up two. I asked Richard if Paige ever used LSD, the drug that named the “psychedelic era.” Richard said no, not that he ever witnessed or heard. I brought up the sex tape mentioned in the…

My Interview with Artist/Paige Young Friend Richard Sample. 1960-1969. Malibu. Venice. Celebrity Connections. PART 1. Updated 10/18/2021

UPDATE: Richard L. Sample passed away on August 10, 2021 Recently, I interviewed Richard Sample, Paige’s ex-boyfriend, painter, sculptor and assemblage artist. He now lives in the Coachella Valley area of California. Richard Sample was still living in Sun Valley, Idaho when he was interviewed by Daily Mail reporter Ryan Parry in 2014. He says he doesn’t know where Parry heard his name in…

1962. Paige “Miss Panorama City.” Robinson’s of the Valley.

What looks like a Panorama City Chamber of Commerce bash, takes place at the popular venue Sportsmen’s Lodge, .6 miles from Diana Cotterell’s childhood home on Moorpark St. Studio City. Close up on page 2 This is the earliest date I have found of Paige’s usage of the name Paige Young: 1962 when she was 18. The latest date I have seen Paige associated…

Nick Lees and Bob Sanders Reminisce about Paige Young.

Nick Lees, a writer for the Edmonton Journal, wrote the following article in 1981.    Nick Lees returned to his job at the Edmonton Journal 7 years after he was fired for leaving on his unscheduled vacation with Paige. Is Nick the reason Paige missed her contracted appearance at the winter sports show?  Did she make up this“sudden illness” excuse? The part in Lees’…

1970 #2 January Playboy 1969 PMOY Contest & Calendar. Gowland’s Rigdig Calendar.

Paige appears in the January 1969 issue of Playboy magazine (it’s also the 15th anniversary issue) along with all 12 Playmates of 1968, a brief update accompanies each one. The contestants are in the running for the soon-to-be-named Playmate of the Year 1969. The Playmate of the Year title was a big deal. An even higher validation than Playmate of the Month. The winner…

November 1968 Playmate. 1969: Most Public Year. PAD Tour. Lake Havasu City. Marina del Rey. LIsa Baker. Jonathan Winters. High School Info. (Long, Many Images, May take a while to appear) Updated 10/15/21

1968  November Paige Young  appears as Playboy Magazine’s Playmate of the Month.  It will be her primary “claim to fame” in popular culture. Well-known pin-up photography team and married couple Peter and Alice Gowland were the photographers. Alice has said she clicked the shutter on the “back-scratch” centerfold. (From Playboy interview with Alice Gowland) The Playmate story of Paige Young is that of a…

1966: July, Paige Transfers From Marvin M. Mitchelson To New Law Firm. Donna and Virginia New SFV Location.

July 1966 Paige gets transferred from the Marvin Mitchelson law firm of Beverly Hills, to the law firm of Silverton, Ruderman and Graf of Studio City. Her new law firm is located at 12345 Ventura Blvd.; a 5 minute drive from her childhood home at 13055 Moorpark St.. This may have happened because Marvin Michelson was busy climbing the ladder of success in 1966….

Context: 1964,1965. More On Paige’s Lawyer Marvin Mitchelson. Who Is Photographer Peter Gowland?

1964 At this stage, after winning 1 million for Pamela Mason, Marvin Michelson has a steadily increasing clientele, consisting primarily of Beverly Hills and Hollywood women against rich and powerful men; most often their husbands. Paige Young is one of his divorcing clients who has no money to pay him up front. Later this year, Michelson represents legendary lyricist Alan Lerner’s estranged wife, Micheline….

1964 & 65: Segal-Young Divorce Makes Headlines. Divorce Details. M.M.M. James and Pamela Mason: Divorce Beverly Hills Style.

The divorce filing is a bit out-of-the-ordinary and was picked up by a wire service and appears in a few newspapers across the country. Some examples below: We might call these headlines “click-bait” today. There is a high probability that Marvin Mitchelson was behind the above stories. Apparently, early in his career, he looked for ways to garner publicity for himself: “..In the early…