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

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 was on the Today Show by host Matt Lauer. It made the social media…

1974 #4 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 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 3/8/2022

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 5/10/22) Previously Unseen slides.

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’…

1970/71 #1 Pasadena Art Museum With Warhol Wearing A Rudi Gernreich Dress. Artist DeWain Valentine. Venice Beach Studio. Update 3/7/22

Around May 15, 1970, A Paige Young appearance at the Pasadena Art Museum was recorded by LA gossip columnist Marvene Jones and her photographer. The occasion was a gala for the new Andy Warhol exhibit, focusing on his use of repetition of images. Warhol himself makes an appearance, obviously a big deal. From the Los Angeles Evening Citizen 5/16/1970 According to this article, Paige…

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 3/7/22

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…