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September 26, 2011

Kick in the Pants

Barb and I have been looking for this ad for years and finally found it tonight on Google Books website. In early 1966, she, Margo Maggiani and Mary Lou Hollywood were chosen to model for a MerCruiser ad photo shoot at Lake Nacimiento.
The ad was published in Popular Mechanics March 1966 special issue on boating. Barb is driving the boat, Margo is sitting by her and Mary Lou is in the back seat.
They didn't get paid in cash, but could choose color-coordinated outfits from Paso Robles Mercantile.
One exciting tidbit: Barb almost wrecked the boat after they told her to drive fast and close to the huge boat they were shooting from. She came a little too close and almost hit it. Barb's "Please don't tell the owner that I almost wrecked his boat" was answered by, "I don't have to: he's standing right here!"

September 17, 2011

Vintage Vision

I've recently joined Facebook's "You Know You Grew Up In Paso Robles When . . . " where folks post vintage pictures of local people and places. It's great looking at all of those old memories and see familiar names and places before 'civilization' took its toll.

I thought it would be fun to find a Photoshop Elements plug-in that would imitate a vintage look and found a set of free plug-ins called Filter Forge Freepack 2 – Photo Effects. There are more than enough choices and settings to transform your picture into an instantly aged work of art. Check it out.