I was offered a hair assisting job at Smashbox Studios for a short film several years ago. If you are like me, you would not have known who Julie Newmar was, but upon arriving for the gig, I was quickly informed that she was the original catwoman in the Batman television series of the 1960's. She was as elegant as ever as she spoke to us about her life and desires while we set and styled her soft, white hair. She was dramatic in the way that she fluttered her hands about as she spoke of subjects such as Chanel perfume and Andy Warhol's strange sense of humor.
It was out of nowhere when she stopped me from brushing and looked straight in my eyes and said in her velvety voice, "Darling, never be afraid to ask for anything in life, no matter how absurd it is. You will forever be suprised what people will be willing to do for a beautiful woman."
Since that day, my anxiety to ask anyone for anything out of fear of inconveniencing them has been diluted. Ms. Newmar's grace combined with her spontaneity will forever encourage me to be self-assured, confident, and strong.
These photos were snapped after freshly coloring my hair this rich, high-shine brunette. My boyfriend and I ventured to Manitou Springs, Colorado and explored the infamous alleys and arcades. The vintage coin rides and video games gave off a creepy, abandoned feeling in the early hours of the morning.
Below is the film, "Notes of Memory" by Michelle Peerali. Here, you can experience Ms. Newmar as I did that day and see the true essence of her exotic personality.
Meeeeooooowwww! Xox- BAM