LAPD Report Paige Young Suicide. Updated 4/18/2022

I obtained a copy of the LAPD report on Paige Young’s suicide, I have transcribed below. The report is difficult to read; it looks like a copy of a copy of a copy, several words are faded almost beyond recognition. Someone familiar with police codes and reports may understand it better. I have placed ??? for words and codes I can’t decipher. EDI (PDI?)…

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 on our 2nd day we would end after one hour. It 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,…

My Interview with Artist/Paige Young Friend Richard Sample. 1964-1969. Malibu. Venice. Celebrity Connections. Cult Characters. PART 1. Updated 11/03/2022

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 10/12/22) Previously Unseen Images. (Some Are NSFW)

Outtake from Playmate photo shoot by Peter Gowland. The stone pattern by Gowland’s pool was used numerous of his photo shoots over the decades 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…

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’…

1971-1973 #1. John Huston. Celeste Shane. Ireland. St. Clerans. Bill Gardner. Writer Jack Smith Sees Huston and Hefner at Trendy Backgammon Club. Move To Westwood. Update 10/7/2022

1972 Paige appears in the ’72 edition of “Gowland’s Guide to Glamour Photography.” The photo appears to be taken from the same photo session as the one used in the 69/70 Ridgid Tool Co. calendar. It’s her only appearance in any of the Gowland instructional books that I have seen, which is nearly all of them. 1971 (approx.) It was around this time that…