Saturday, 26 May 2012

Exotica comes to Hackney

On Wednesday I was walking past a charity shop in Hackney and spotted the beautiful face of Sandy Warner staring down at me from the top shelf. At £2.50 this was a must-have item just for the sleeve alone. Sandy Warner was a model and actress who appeared in a couple of episodes of The Twilight Zone amongst others. She was also in the film Some Like it Hot, though she was mostly famous as The Exotica Girl and featured on no less than 12 Martin Denny album covers in the late 50's and early 60's. The only thing that strikes me as odd about this is the styling. It looks like a bottle opener adorning her forehead - oh, well, there's nothing wrong with quirky! Here's one of the tracks from the album on YouTube courtesy of Little Miss Lounge who seems to have digitised the entire Exotica series...



Here's another sleeve from the series. I'm going to be scouring the charity shops for this one now!


1 comment:

  1. Amazing cover !
    i have one with "Robert Mitchum sings Calypso"
    and another one with Julie London in the same
    collection.

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