Sunday, March 20, 2016

Remembering the good times

JJ discovered this video of a 1975 party in Belhaven that was shot by none other than Jim Dollarhide.  Many people are bracing themselves for the official news about what happened when his house burned down last week.  However, enjoy this video shot by a young Jim Dollarhide who was obviously enjoying life at the time. 

Marshall Ramsey honored Mr. Dollarshide with this Clarion-Ledger cartoon:


Anonymous said...

Groovy! R.I.P. my Man.

Anonymous said...

That was great. Thanks for posting.

Meanwhile.... said...

Bunch Hippies and ne'er do wells. Today's Fondren. Notice the 'Islam Greets You' banner hanging over the band.

Harry Bown said...

Yeah, I noticed a future Pulitzer winner, a few Belhaven icons, a young Jim Ducnan, Knoblock, and of course young Rube. This crowd would epatier any bourgoisie. Certainly they never amounted to much.
KF, Many thanks for memories of Rube's parties tend to be a bit dim.

Burke said...

Trolling, 3:03? Poor excuse for bait.

Hmmm. Blacks and whites having a good time together; old and young; no breast implants; too many Karen Carpenter hairdos; some kid in a MSU t-shirt; goofy Raad Cawthon; benignly cool Michael Rubenstein; freedom of religion. Pretty good cross-section of 1975, for better or worse.

Great Commodores music.

Meanwhile.... said...

So, Burke; As always, no opinion is worthy other than your own or one that agrees with yours. Because I see it a bit differently, I'm suddenly a troll? I can't comment with authority on the presence of breast implants and only noticed the Islam sign because of present day, ah, global complications.

I used to dig The Commodores but, for this particular clip, a smooth version of Ricky Nelson's 'Garden Party' would have been excellent. Was that you along the hedge-line with the pooper-scooper trailing the dachshund?

Ophelia said...

I wrote the script for a commercial JD shot, many moons ago, and he was generous with his praise, although he edited out a three-syllable word. He replaced "garrulous" with "yakkity," as I recall. "We in Mississippi,honey chile," he explained. Completely "suey jenneris" (this accursed iPad won't let me type it in Latin). One of a kind, and he will be missed greatly.

Anonymous said...

This was when people were people. That same type party would never happen today. Everyone would be fiddling with their IPhones like mindless robots. I do miss those days!

Anonymous said...

I swear I saw a young Marsha Thompson.

Anonymous said...

Nice touch with the Crusaders !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Trying to think of the young WLBT reporter's name. Male, brunette, glasses.

TOot said...

Was this tryouts for The Mod Squad or a porn movie set? Who dat bearded guy wif da roach clip?

Anonymous said...

Groovey Man. rainbow coop bunch

Ophelia said...

Many specimens of h. millsapiens! Two I recognized from campus visits to my older cousin's frat parties: Lee Howell and Ann Hendrick. I especially loved the Drunk People Playing Volleyball and the turbo-gay guy in the flaming orange t-shirt. Wish I'd been old enough to attend!

Anonymous said...

Is that Anne Lacoste Minor at 2:23? If so, we miss you!

Anonymous said...

Some good shots of Judy Johnson.

Burke said...

Major gaffe on my part. Yes, it's the Jazz Crusaders, not the Commodores.

Yes, 3:03, you caught me out in my overly condescending mode. I overreacted to the "ne'er-do-wells" description. My apologies.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting, Kingfish - very evocative of the time. I recognized a number of old friends from New Stage, and Poet's, and Millsaps.

Anonymous said...

The name of the guy in glasses standing beside the kid in the MSU shirt? Worked for WLBT forty years ago. Did the news or sports.

I've watched four times to confirm Burke's breast implant remark.

Didn't spot Willie Pinkston, Bert Case or Bob Neblett.

Anonymous said...

I just enjoyed watching this one.
Behind The Scenes of "Harmonies - A Mississippi Overture"

Burke said...

Meant to mention: I think the guy in the head-to-toe orange outfit is our beloved Jack Stevens: an extraordinary actor, as well as POETS bartender. Those who know him know that he was in a terrible accident (not his fault), and has struggled since. Good to have him on film in happier days.

Anonymous said...

A man with brown hair is a 'brunet' - not a 'brunette'.

And, while I'm at it, it's 'blond', when one is referring to a male, or to a mixed-gender group. It's 'blonde', when referring only to females.

HB said...

I believe the brunet is Lincoln Warren

Anonymous said...

Of course the guy in the Dixie beer t-shirt with brown hair and glasses that worked for WLBT forty years ago was the one and only Michael Rubenstein, "The Rube", RIP,

Anonymous said...

Long-haired dude in gray pants and white shirt at 6.03 and again at 6.20 - priceless!

Whoever can identify that gentleman wins the Internet for the day.

Ophelia said...

Burke, I don't think (?) the one I mentioned was Jack Stevens, but...? Sorry to hear of his misfortune. I was in a play with him, the one and only time I trod the boards of New Stage. He was my big brother, with the memorable (character) name of "Alaric Chichester." Our mother was played by the venerable Virginia Fox Metz.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that was Jack. Even before I saw his face, the Lake Tony t-shirt gave him away.

Will Irby said...

Hey Ophelia, I take exception to your characterization of the "Drunk People Playing Volleyball". How can you look at those three awesome serves I made and think I was drunk?

Ophelia said...

Will Irby, I was probably just jealous. No talent for volleyball, even sober.

Will Irby said...

Well, the fact that I can't even remember being there might be an indication that your assessment was correct!

Anonymous said...

Times gone by. An unforgettable memory of a backyard 70's party in my neighborhood.
A time in our lives kept pure and simple.
Thank you for sharing the memories of all the beautiful people so many knew, loved and remember.

RIP Jim and Rube

Kingfish said...

and guess what? Judy Johnson still looks the same.

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