May 26, 2008

"What's a good-looking girl like you doing in a corrupt society like this?"

Note passed by Abbie Hoffman, during the Chicago 7 trial, to (female) courtroom artist Andy Austin.

10 comments:

rhhardin said...

Steal this note.

bearbee said...

Austin has heard it all. Her most typical requests: "Can you give me more hair?

Abbie ya thnk?

Bissage said...

From the article: Austin has heard it all. Her most typical requests: "Can you give me more hair? Can you give me fewer chins?"

Ah, the classic lament of the portrait artist.

Speaking of which, here’s a classic telling of that classic lament, courtesy of the great Donald Reilly.

WHAT???!!!

Fifty bucks for a crummy little 5X7 print?

Yeah, that’s classic, alright!

PatCA said...

I was living in Chicago at the time of the trial and worked downtown before starting college. Every girl I knew tried at least once to hang around the courthouse and flirt with the 7. They were like the Beatles! Everyone sympathized with them after the convention and were totally angry with the police.

A colleague of mine claimed her daughter actually made contact with one of them, "the cute one" whoever that was. We were all deeply envious.

Paul Zrimsek said...

I suppose "the cute one" narrows it down a bit more than "the dumb one" would.

vbspurs said...

Very similar to the pickup line used by Bill to Hillary in the Law Library.

He exchanged good-looking for something else though. I forget.

bearbee said...

I suppose "the cute one" narrows it down a bit more than "the dumb one" would.

You pick....

PatCA said...

I think Rennie Davis was the cute one. His hair was longer then and it made him more attractive.

Hey, even this guy, with hair, was kind of cute: Check it out

vbspurs said...

Wow, PatCa. You'll never guess who I think Rove resembles. A young Peter Billingsley!

(Starring in Iron Man these days, no less)

PatCA said...

Yes, exactly, Victoria, LOL!