1970/71 #3 Tamara El Paso. Henry Malibu. Sample LA: Bill Cosby-Paige Young Stories.

Some context: One of the women who had spoken out about her drugging and assault by Cosby back in 2005 is Tamara Green. She testified behind closed doors on behalf of Andrea Constand in her case against Cosby. Green also gave a few media interviews at the time. One of Green’s interviews took place on the Today Show by host Matt Lauer. It made…

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 we would end after one hour. It did end up being two. I asked Richard if Paige ever used LSD, the drug that inspired the label “the Psychedelic Era.” Richard said no, not that he ever witnessed or heard. Melanie Myers, neighbor who found…

My Interview with Artist/Paige Young Friend Richard Sample. 1964-1969/70 Malibu. Venice. Celebrity Connections. Cult Characters. PART 1. Updated 6/25/2022

UPDATE: Richard L. Sample passed away on August 10, 2021 Recently, I interviewed Richard Sample, Paige’s ex-boyfriend and friend, 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 who gave his name…

Paige Young Images Used In Art and Merchandise. Paintings By Paige Young. (Updated 5/21/22) Previously Unseen Images. (NSFW)

LA writer Duke Haney told me about the history of Playmate puzzles, one of them included the centerfold image of Paige Young. “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…

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…

1972. 1973 # 1. John Huston. Celeste Shane. Ireland. St. Clerans. Columnist Jack Smith Sees Huston and Hefner at Trendy Backgammon Club. Modeling for Gowland. Update 8/6/2022

1972 Paige appears in the ’72 edition of “Gowland’s Guide to Glamour Photography.” The Gowland book shot on left looks like the same photo session as the Ridgid 69/70 Ridgid Tool company calendar. It’s her only appearance in any of the Gowland instructional books that I have seen, which is nearly all of them. 1972/73 cont… Paige complains to neighbor Melanie about her relationship…

November 1968 Playmate. 1969: Most Public Year. Playboy Tour. Lake Havasu City. Marina del Rey. LIsa Baker. Jonathan Winters. High School Info. (Long, Many Images, May take a while to appear) Updated 7/25/2022

1968  November Paige Young  appears as Playboy Magazine’s Playmate of the Month.  This will be her primary “claim to fame” in popular culture. Photography team, married couple and contributors to Playboy since the 1950s, Peter and Alice Gowland were the photographers. The Playmate story of Paige Young is that of a full-time painter who admits to the difficulty of this endeavor, but loves the…