Month: November 2005

Guuzbourg’s guest

Yeye girls

Guuzbourg of Filles Sourires fame, a blog featuring all kinds of frauleins, kindly invited me to guest blog. I was all too happy to oblige with a first piece about Dalida. Future guest blogs will include non-retro femmes of the 70s and 80s, many of which I plan to learn more about. Filles Sourires likes all kinds of girls and that’s the best part.

For even more pictures of retro favourites and a visual taste of everything else, there’s always Blow Up Doll.

Facing this overwhelming collection of girls, Oh la la will continue to feature Retro rogues. Let the boys write about the girls and the girls write about the boys. How very retro!


Smooth Sacha

Sacha Distel

This week features some musical additions by Sacha Distel, whose song “Scoubidou” coined the name of the gimp or ‘scoubies’ children still make today as trinkets. The story goes that in the 1950s a group of Distel’s fans bum rushed his hotel room and gave him some object made of electrical wire, which they called a ‘scoubidou’ in his honour. The singing of ‘scoubidou-bidou-aah’ you hear in the song ‘Scoubidou’ is a gallic version of ‘doobidoobidoo’, which you can hear in jazz music.

As of late, more music by Stefie Shock, Jacqueline Taïeb and Enzo Enzo. Talk about variety!


Archive is complete…vrooooom!

© Yuri Vorontsov

So much music, so little hours in a day! The Oh-la-la archive is now complete, featuring all the postings since the very beginning in May 2005. And just like with this wonderful DS at tulip time, I strive to place original pictures whenever possible.