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…

Paige Young Images Used In Art and Merchandise. Paintings By Paige Young. (Updated 9/16/21)

According to author Duke Haney: the successful Playmate puzzle series was released periodically, in groups of 4 Playmates at a time. Paige’s “group” included Cynthia Myers, Gwen Wong and DeDe Lind and was released in 70/71. Haney describes the lid of the Playmate puzzle: “The mini-centerfold measures 3×6.5 and two were two included with every puzzle. One was folded so that only the face…

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’…

1974 #2. The Shanes (Of Beverly Hills) Huston & Hefner.

Melanie from the Daily Mail article told me that the “brother of Cici Huston” had Paige’s “sex tape” in his possession and would not hand it over to Paige, despite her repeated requests. She told me that Paige frequently expressed the serious mental anguish this was causing her. The Daily Mail didn’t publish Shane’s name as he “wasn’t a big enough name” or close…

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…

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….