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’…

1970/71 #1 Paige Moves To Westwood. Pasadena Art Museum With Warhol Wearing A Rudi Gernreich Dress. Artist DeWain Valentine

70-71 It it was around this time that Paige moved into this garage apartment in Westwood after feeling “antsy” living in the isolated Trancas area of Malibu. This is the home where she would end her life in 1974. May 16, 1970. Paige Young makes an appearance at the Pasadena Art Museum recorded by a gossip columnist and a photographer. The occasion was an…

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…