Thursday, November 19, 2009
We Love You
Note Keith's coat. It was painted by Mick's brother, Chris, and is the same one Mick can be seen wearing in 1968 on the set of Marianne's film The Girl On A Motorcycle:
The video for "We Love You" was filmed on Sunday, July 30, 1967. Mick and Keith had recently been released from their charges for the Redlands Drug Bust, and "We Love You" was a song Mick thought up in jail, a sort of "thank you" to the fans for their unflinching support. In a stroke of genius that was totally in their humor, Mick and Keith decided to film a short video recreating the legendary trial of Oscar Wilde in 1895 (he was found guilty of homosexual behavior). Keith plays the judge, replete with a wig made up of The News Of The World prints about the bust (The News Of The World were responsible for tipping off the police about the drugs at Redlands). Mick, naturally, plays Oscar Wilde, and Marianne, his gay lover "Bosie". That fur rug you see? The one Marianne was found in.
All photos = my scans. Source: The Rolling Stones: On Camera, Off Guard 1963-1969 (Mark Hayward; photos in this post taken by Anthony Stern).