|I’m reprising my story from May of 2012 for one of my serendipitous record finds.
R.I.P. maestro Andre Previn
May 7, 2012
Every Cover Tells A Story
Back in May of 2012 I was yard-saleing in the Hudson Valley and went to Port Jervis, NY for their annual community wide sale when by chance I stumbled across a funky-old antique store with an eccentric proprietor right out of a John Waters film. He had a bunch of crappy old records in the back of the store nothing special. While I was browsing he comes over and shows me a record by Andre Previn and tells me that the woman on the cover is his wife Louise Gilkes Fouts.
He introduced me and she told me the story of how when she was attending Pratt Institute in the early 60s she was modeling on the side to earn extra money and was spotted by the *photographer who took the cover photo. And she also told me she made gowns for Nina Simone too.
The photog who took the cover photo is fashion photographer Gerald Hochman.
Be sure to check out this YouTube for a deeper dive
Love affair of a lasting fashion
Great article from the Times Herald Record from 2010 about Joe Fouts and Louise Gilkes.
Port Jervis shop owners recall posh past
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