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    Posted March 27, 2013 by
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    What the late 1960s really looked like

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    Best Friends Circa 1968

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     mcintron (right) poses for a picture with her best friend Lucy (left) on their way to the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. "A few hundred hippies and wanna-be hippies like me and my friend would meet up and spend Saturday and Sundays listening to kids playing guitars, bongo drums.. just having a good time," she says. At the time, she says the teen magazines used to show how to straighten hair by ironing it on a board with an iron. "I preferred a more hippie look, but as I said, a clean hippie, not a shoeless one," she says.
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    Iconic photo circa '68 of me (right) with my best friend Lucy. We were a cross between flower children and 60's hip, I think. She is far more stylish in this photo than I am, with the colorful top. I'm wearing a peasant style top that was too well ironed to be truly called hippie. But, my hair... I have no idea what I was thinking... I usually wore it straight (ironed it, literally, on an ironing board!) but this day I'd decided to make pin curls. Lucy's hair was the 'afro look' that was all the rage. Makeup is totally 1960's. - New York City.

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