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George and Olivia Harrison, photographed by Carinthia West

"I think this photograph was taken in 1980. I was on holiday in Sydney when George and Olivia invited me to join them on a sailing trip around the Great Barrier Reef and the Hamilton Islands. They had their son Dhani, who was about two, with them, the musician Ricky Fataar and his wife, the model Penelope Tree. We were all on this enormous boat, which was owned by a millionaire who wanted George to invest in property. It was a magical week: we went to unexplored beaches and places where you couldn’t see a footstep; it was just paradise. I had met George about five years earlier when he performed a cameo in the 1975 Christmas special of Rutland Weekend Television, Eric Idle’s sketch show loosely based around Britain’s smallest TV station. RWT was riding on the back off Monty Python’s success and had a little BBC2 slot and a small cult following. I appeared in four episodes and became such great friends with Eric that after his divorce from the Australian actress Lyn Ashley in 1975 he moved into the basement of my flat in Paddington. It became a great joke because he used to call me ‘the landlady’. That little flat really ought to have a blue plaque on it actually because so many people stayed there: you’d come down to breakfast and there’d be two Pink Floyds, one of the Pink Fairies, half of Hawkwind.” - Carinthia West (Source)

thateventuality:

George and Olivia Harrison, photographed by Carinthia West

"I think this photograph was taken in 1980. I was on holiday in Sydney when George and Olivia invited me to join them on a sailing trip around the Great Barrier Reef and the Hamilton Islands. They had their son Dhani, who was about two, with them, the musician Ricky Fataar and his wife, the model Penelope Tree. We were all on this enormous boat, which was owned by a millionaire who wanted George to invest in property. It was a magical week: we went to unexplored beaches and places where you couldn’t see a footstep; it was just paradise. I had met George about five years earlier when he performed a cameo in the 1975 Christmas special of Rutland Weekend Television, Eric Idle’s sketch show loosely based around Britain’s smallest TV station. RWT was riding on the back off Monty Python’s success and had a little BBC2 slot and a small cult following. I appeared in four episodes and became such great friends with Eric that after his divorce from the Australian actress Lyn Ashley in 1975 he moved into the basement of my flat in Paddington. It became a great joke because he used to call me ‘the landlady’. That little flat really ought to have a blue plaque on it actually because so many people stayed there: you’d come down to breakfast and there’d be two Pink Floyds, one of the Pink Fairies, half of Hawkwind.” - Carinthia West (Source)