I am very sad to hear the news of Samantha’s passing. She suffered from a major stroke on Sunday and passed away this evening. Juste was one of my favorite models, and the first wife of Micky Dolenz of The Monkee’s. Be sure to send out good vibes to Samantha’s family tonight, truly a sad loss.
These very rare photos of Samantha in the 1970s were sent to me by a lovely Monkees fan named Linda awhile ago. I’m not sure if I posted them on Tumblr. Here are her stories:
The first picture was taken the first time I met Micky/first time visiting their home. I was trying to be cool (at 14 years old) but really I thought I was going to faint ;-)
The second picture was taken when we went trick-or-treating with them. Samantha made Ami’s panther costume. We stopped by a house that Micky lived in as a kid, and he asked the lady if he could come in and look around. She looked like SHE was going to faint!
The third picture was taken one Easter when they were over for an Easter egg hunt.
Samantha was friends with Ringo from the “Top of the Pops” days. You probably already know this, but she was the one that introduced the Monkees to the Beatles, and arranged the party, etc.
BTW, Samantha’s mom Phyllis Slater worked in “One of a Kind,” Samantha’s shop, and I would go there almost every day during the summer and spend the day with her. Phyllis taught me how to sew. She tried to teach me how to crochet a granny square, but she was so fast I just couldn’t get the hang of it!
These are new photos of Jenny Boyd, Twiggy, Samantha Juste and Chrissie Shrimpton with the Dave Clark Five from the 1966 Lucy In London special. These are screen caps that come from the new PBS special: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond - Glad All Over. You can currently watch it online at the PBS website. Check your local listings for possible TV airings. The Lucy In London segment appears between 49 and 50 minutes into the show when Twiggy recalls her first TV job with the Dave Clark Five and is shown in several still photographs along with Jenny Boyd, Chrissie Shrimpton and Samantha Juste. LOTS of other celebrities participate in interviews including Paul McCartney and Julian Lennon. Beatles footage from Ready, Steady, Go is also shown late in the special. Don’t miss it! (Top photo of Twiggy shows about where the Lucy In London segment begins…)
Micky Dolenz’s first wife Samantha Juste makes an appearance in the 1965 film The Knack… And How To Get It.
This film was director Richard Lester’s follow up to A Hard Days Night , and also features cameos from Pattie Boyd, Jacqueline Bisset, Charlotte Rampling, and Jane Birkin. It’s also where the band The Knack got their name.