Skip to comments.Herb Alpert's 'Whipped Cream Lady' now 76, living in Longview and looking back
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."
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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.
I still have that album
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.
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. ;)
She still has nice hair and eyes.
Every adolescent boy in America had that album.
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. ;)
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......
Eh, anybody could make that claim now!
I'm sure not just the minds of young men.
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.
I do too
I believe it is her featured on two album covers that were obviously done during the same shoot.
I remember that album. Do you still have it?
...The record spent 141 weeks on Billboard's Top
40 200 albums chart.
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