Hollywood hipsters, then & now

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Above is film from a Malibu beach party in 1965. At the party were Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Paul Newman, Lee Remick and  Ben Gazzara among others. What jumps out is the number of kids and cigarettes. Also, were those hot dogs they were eating? 

Beautiful people, but a touch of Americana non-the-less. Contrast that with the pictures below from a modern Hollywood hipster party discussed in Wayne Elise's post How to survive a Hollywood hipster party.

Granted, the likes of Douglas, Bacall and Newman are hard act to follow, but the effort put forth by modern hipsters seems a little feeble. Aside from a doofus fashion sense, the contemporary hipsters are kind of scrawny looking. Hmmm... maybe they should eat some hotdogs? And, do my eyes deceive me, or is the guy in the bow tie wearing capri pants?

I would pretty much dread an invitation to the modern party. If you're a hipster aren't people supposed to think your cool instead of snickering at you behind your back? Ah well, maybe I'm just turning into a cranky old geezer.