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Herb Alpert's 'Whipped Cream Lady' now 76, living in Longview and looking back
Seattle Times ^ | August 15, 2012 | Erik Lacitis

Posted on 08/17/2012 11:29:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

The Whipped Cream Lady who is the model on the memorable LP cover of the 1965 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass' "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" is 76 now and living in Longview. Dolores Erickson wants to tell all you teen dreamers, "Enjoy the memories."

...The record spent 141 weeks on Billboard's Top 40 albums chart.

In later years, at concerts, Alpert would tell audiences, "Sorry, but I can't play the cover for you."

...Erickson drove up here to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Golden Oldies, the used-record store in Wallingford. A steady stream of fans stopped by, including, surprisingly, women.

...In 1965, she got a call to fly to Los Angeles for a photo shoot for A & M, a new label started by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. The photographer was Peter Whorf, with whom she had done other covers.

Payment would be around $1,500 ($11,000 in today's dollars), plus expenses.

The shoot began midmorning and lasted through the afternoon. Erickson put on a bikini, but with the straps down.

She was 29 and three months pregnant. "But I wasn't showing," she says.

Erickson sat on a stool and from the waist down, Whorf placed on her a white Christmas tree blanket.

Then shaving cream was sprayed on Erickson. Under the bright lights, whipping cream would melt, although it was real whipping on top of her head.

The shoot kept going, Erickson remembers, and she didn't notice that the shaving cream kept slipping down.

Months later, Whorf mailed her two outtakes.

"He sent them to shock me. And it did shock me. I screamed," says Erickson. "I was a Christian girl."

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Food; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: albumcover; doloreserickson; herbalpert; music; otherdelights; records; tijuanabrass; whippedcream; whippedcreamlady
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1 posted on 08/17/2012 11:29:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; .
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caption: Dolores Erickson appeared on the cover of the 1965 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass' "Whipped Cream & Other Delights." The former model now is 76 and living in Longview.

2 posted on 08/17/2012 11:31:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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3 posted on 08/17/2012 11:34:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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4 posted on 08/17/2012 11:35:33 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: a fool in paradise

I still have that album


5 posted on 08/17/2012 11:36:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Jagdgewehr

6 posted on 08/17/2012 11:37:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I grew up listening to Herb Alpert, still love it. He married Lani Graves who was the singer for Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, for quite awhile.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 11:37:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I have about six copies (did a lot of bulk buying at estate sales in the last months before I left Seattle).

My first copy was stolen when I worked at my high school library in 1970. The cover made it popular. ;)


8 posted on 08/17/2012 11:38:55 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: a fool in paradise

She still has nice hair and eyes.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 11:39:08 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Every adolescent boy in America had that album.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: a fool in paradise

I can’t believe how many times I see that album obscurely used in movies. Watch Boondock Saints. When their sidekick returns to the apartment in a rush to grab his stuff and leave, he grabs some records and that one is on top.

Yeah, he looks like a real Herb Alpert fan. ;)


11 posted on 08/17/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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I don’t care what other people say the Sixties had the best looking ladies...

The Seventies are a close second.

Oh Herb Albert’s music is great, too......


12 posted on 08/17/2012 11:41:50 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Eh, anybody could make that claim now!


14 posted on 08/17/2012 11:42:26 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Oh, yes, it: "fogged the minds of many young men, as they gazed at the... personalized come-hitherhood to the woman staring back ..

I'm sure not just the minds of young men.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 11:42:37 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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I wonder if she realized how many young boys dreams were fueled by that very sexy album cover. It is a testament to the old axiom that erotic is based on what you DON’T show in a picture.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 11:42:54 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I do too


17 posted on 08/17/2012 11:45:06 AM PDT by nycgal
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To: dfwgator
He married Lani Graves who was the singer for Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, for quite awhile.

I believe it is her featured on two album covers that were obviously done during the same shoot.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 11:45:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ixtl; waterhill

I remember that album. Do you still have it?


19 posted on 08/17/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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Small thing:

...The record spent 141 weeks on Billboard's Top 40 200 albums chart.

20 posted on 08/17/2012 11:46:29 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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