Babe Rainbow

When Mimi was a child she walked passed Babe Rainbow more than twenty times a day. This print on tin hung in the stairway of her parental home. Mimi Sr threw it away at some point ” because it was all dented”. Babe Rainbow by Peter Blake
Babe Rainbow by Peter Blake, 1968.
‘Babe Rainbow, a fictitious lady wrestler, is the most recent in a line of wrestlers I have painted’, said Peter Blake. ‘These include Irish Lord X, Doktor K Tortur, Kamikaze and Les Orchidées Noires. She is twenty-three years old and has broken her nose in the ring. She was born in New Cross, London and wrestles mainly in Europe and the USA as there have only been a few contests between lady wrestlers in London. She is the daughter of the notorious Doktor K Tortur.’ (via V&A museum)robbie rainbowjpeg
(via pallantbookshop) Bobbie Rainbow is the fictional daughter of Babe Rainbow, Bobbie’s father is unknown, but she was born during 1976, when Babe was living and wrestling in New York (for a brief period in 1973 she was the world champion), and her most likely father is Ebony Superman, who was also world champion at that time. Bobbie is wearing the championship belts, and famous leather hat passed on to her by Babe, when she retired from the ring in 1989. She is currently wrestling in the U.S.A. and around the world. Bobbie bears an uncanny resemblance to her mother.


The Beatles, A hard day’s night, 1964

The Beatles, A hard day’s night, 1964. One more gem from the attic. Just like our vinyl find The Beatles, Rubber Soul. A first pressing of a Beatles Record: A hard day’s night. dating from 1964! In Mono, yes MONO, printed on the corner of the laminated flipback sleeve. (yes we learned some new words in our search on the net for knowledge on things we own) Anyways, what a great record cover, it has twenty small black and white portraits of The Beatles, design simplicity in it’s finest hour!

A Hard Day’s Night, Parlophone, PMC 1230, July 10, 1964, mono. Continue reading