Monday, January 10, 2011

Lil' Blonde Darling: Karen Umphrey!

Blonde Beauty Icon Karen Umphrey

Behold the indisputable jailbait glaMOUR of teenage fashion model Karen Umphrey! Born in Los Angeles, Karen had a pretty traditional upbringing/school life but when she appeared as a model in the Nov. 1972 issue of Young'N Lovely TEEN Magazine, that all changed. Her photos were so popular she soon became the cover girl for their March 1973 issue. Her real claim to fame was her affiliation with STAR Magazine, a short lived teen publication created to capitalize on the trendy LA glitter rock scene and it's plethora of teenage groupies. She quickly became a regular at all the popular glam rock clubs of the era: The Whiskey A Go Go, Rainbow Bar & Grill and Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco, befriending legendary groupies like Sable Starr, Lori Maddox and Queenie Glam. Modeling stints in Japan and Australia (where she appeared in Aussie Playboy) soon followed but she quit the business by the 80's. Prepare yourself for frizzy curls, fur, gold, glam, glitz and gorgeousness! Just how I like it.

baby doll




just a quick 'fro!

at the disco

CREEM with Lori Maddox, Lee Childers, Sable Starr and Queenie Glam


She's 14.