Uschi Obermaier 1974

 

74-07 Uschie Obermeier

German model Uschi Obermaier on a poster from the Bravo Poster magazine of Juli 1974.

According to Wikipedia, Obermauer, who was birn in 1946, ‘is a former fashion model and actress associated with the 1968 left-wing movement in Germany. She is considered an iconic sex symbol of the so-called “1968 generation” and the protests of 1968.

‘She was briefly a member of the Munich-based experimental commune/band Amon Düül around 1968/69 and lived in their commune. She met communard Rainer Langhans at a concert at the end of 1968 and she soon moved from Munich to the Berlin-based Kommune 1 after Langhans became her boyfriend. They talked openly to the media about their relationship, becoming symbols of the sexual revolution. They became the German version of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

‘Kommune 1 was the first politically motivated commune in Germany, and Obermaier’s name is most intimately connected with the 1960s student rebellions in the minds of many Germans.However, she later said that she had no particular interest in politics, and that she moved into Kommune 1 simply to be close to Langhans. Photos of her at political demonstrations and with members of the Kommune appeared in all the popular magazines of the time.

‘Obermaier is said to have had affairs with both Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, as well as with Jimi Hendrix – a visitor to Kommune 1 – with whom she can be seen kissing and cuddling farewell outside his West Berlin hotel Kempinski in the movie Last Experience.

‘Today, she lives in Topanga Canyon near Los Angeles, and works as a jewellery designer.’

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