Miss Marianne Faithfull:

Miss Marianne Faithfull:
(Born December 29, 1946) Songs she inspired: She Smiled Sweetly, Let's Spend The Night Together, She's Like A Rainbow, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Wild Horses, I Got The Blues, 100 Years Ago, Winter

Miss Anita Pallenberg:

Miss Anita Pallenberg:
(Born April 6, 1942) Songs she inspired: You Got The Silver, Sister Morphine (words by Marianne), Wild Horses, Coming Down Again, Angie, Beast Of Burden, All About You

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Marianne Faithfull, As Years Go By

Glynn Faithfull holding his daughter, baby Marianne at their first family home in Hampstead:

Marianne, aged 3 (isn't she SO adorable?!) at their second family home in Ormskirk, Lancashire:

The home in Reading where Marianne lived with her mum:

Marianne with mum Eva, standing in the grounds of Braziers college:

Braziers, where Glynn Faithfull taught and where Marianne spent a lot of her childhood:

Aged 10:

The infamous convent, St. Joseph's, where Marianne went to school for nine years:

A rare photo indeed; aged 15:

One of the first publicity shots for Decca, aged 16:

John Dunbar, Marianne's first husband:

Marianne at Lennox Gardens with baby Nicholas, 1965:

With Decca producer Mike Leander, 1965:

Left to right - Barry Miles, John, Marianne, Peter Asher, Paul McCartney, at the opening of the Indica Gallery, January 28, 1965:

Marianne's marriage to John Dunbar,1965:

Marianne by David Bailey, 1964:


One of my all time favorite photos of Marianne, by Gered Mankowitz (he took a few of these pics that I've posted - the ealy publicity shots):

First official pictures with Mick, 1966:


Harley House, where Mick had lived with Chrissie and where Marianne eventually moved in:

Seeking enlightenment, 1967:

Mick and Marianne at a Blind Faith show in Hyde Park, 1969:

The drug bust court dates (May 1969, June 1969, December 1969, January 1970):

Marianne in the 70s:

With Oliver Musker, October 1972:

Performing, 1973:

March 1974:


Ben Brierly, future husband:

Performing in London, 1978:

Promo shots for 1979's Broken English:

Mid 70s:

With Barry Reynolds, friend and song-writer:


Marianne at the Saturday Night Live studios, around 1980:

With Anita, 1980:

Dominion Theater, 1980:

With great friend Allen Ginsberg, 1987:

With Anita at Shell Cottage, 1993:

With Keith, 1994:

Felt like posting a little pictorial of Marianne through the early 1990's.  Because this is what I do on a Saturday night.  Some great photos, though!

All photos scanned by me.


biba_46 said...

These pictures are amazing, I love Marianne, she is so beautiful and talented!

LETICIA said...

Thanks for these great pics, girl! She has always been beautiful though i ADORE the 60´s Marianne, with the perfect amount of wildness and beauty! And Anita and Marianne together ALWAYS a pleasure ;) Peace!


Anonymous said...

Good job, Leith. Beautiful scans!

Grace said...

I just found your blog through What is Reality Anyways? And I must say I am so happy she linked you! The whole idea behind your blog is amazing. Such inspirational ladies.

Love Grace.

wahab said...

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I am so glad to hear how well you are doing, Lancashire We hope to come for a visit in the fall.

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Anonymous said...

I knew the family from around 1955. Met all the characters portrayed and knew a few fairly well.
See our photo on my fb.

Tony Foster.

Anonymous said...

I worked for Marianne and remembered when some of these photo's taken. Was actaully with her. Have many of my own in my persoanl album. We are still in touch and she is doing well

Unknown said...

Thank you for this :-) I have been following Marianne and Anita since I read "Up And Down With The Rolling Stones" in 1979. They have such glamour and grit.