Spooky and Sue, “Swinging On A Star”, 1974

I defy anyone to resist the dopamine surge  brought on by repeated viewings of Spooky and Sue’s “Swinging On  a Star!  I’m nuts about Sue’s “Reservation Chic” headband and her ethnic cotton blouse, which we happen to be featuring at Chelsea Girl this spring and summer.

The song itself, written by legendary Tin Pan Alley writers Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke, was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1944 film Going My Way and went on to win the Oscar for Best Song (this is going back to when there actually were songs that won Oscars, not that I’ve got anything against It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp, but try to sing it!  See, it’s not actually a song at all, its a record and, ordinarily, this would get me very pissed off, but I just watched the video so I’m really doin’ great!).

Our friend Bob Krasner sent this to me on Friday and since then, I’ve gone off the Lexapro, fired my shrinks and I’m suddenly friendly to everyone!  It’s a regular miracle — give it a try, kimosabe! – DAVID


About Chelsea Girl Vintage

ELISA CASAS (that's me) was born and raised in New York City. I have a BFA in Photography from NYU and worked as a photojournalist and talent scout for major record labels before opening Chelsea Girl in 1993. I also owned Laurel Canyon Vintage, Clutch! and a popular cafe, City Girl Cafe. I star in the groundbreaking Sundance series, “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys” with my best friend, David Munk.
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