Zodiac Signs

Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) 

Curious, intellectual, social, detached, idealists.

♊ Gemini: Priscilla Presley (May 24), Cynthia Plaster Caster (May 24), Patti d'Arbanville (May 25), Carol Ann Harris (May 26), Samantha Juste (May 31), Catherine James (May 31), Michelle Phillips (June 4), Karen Astley (June 12)

♎ Libra: Linda McCartney (September 24), Uschi Obermaier (September 24), Angie Bowie (September 25), Britt Ekland (October 6), Cherry Vanilla (October 16), Devon Wilson (October 20)

♒ Aquarius: Miss Cynderella (January 26), Michele Overman (January 30), Miss Mercy (February 15), Yoko Ono (February 18)  


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…)