Here's a nice area I wanted to get up and running. It focuses on the more private side of Clint, between the approximate years of 1955 to 1963. Naturally, between this time Clint was also making Rawhide, up until 1966 in fact. But I have purposely tried to stay away from Rawhide in this particular section as I would like to make a dedicated area for all things Rawhide in the future. This section is dedicated to the time spent with Maggie, his home life and the vacations spent together between shooting schedules. It was also a period of the movie 'bit parts' in terms of Clint's career, which again, I have tried to steer clear from as I will probably create a dedicated section to include all film parts between Revenge of the Creature (1955) and Lafayette Escadrille (1958)
This particular section created itself actually. On reflection and through the years of collecting, it's quite amazing just how many images from this fun period began to surface and as a result, provides a rather unique and fascinating look at these early graduating years...
Opening this section, here's a really nice collection of Clint and his then wife Maggie, together in the Eastwood household..
Below: This was also a period where Clint actually ventured into a singing career!
Below: Clint had always been into music from an early age, a great shot of Clint relaxing at home and catching up on some of his favourite albums, taken October 1st 1959.
Below: Pets have always been a feature of Clint's home life
Below: 4 Wonderful photos of Clint and Maggie Eastwood taking the bikes for a spin!
Below: Here's 3 nice pictures of both Clint and Maggie enjoying a trip to San Francisco
Below: Some great colour shots of Clint relaxing at home
Below: Clint in the pool at home Oct 25th 1962
Below: A few great photos from those 'great sweater' days!
Below: From digging them to enjoying them! Clint now had the chance to enjoy his own pool rather then digging them for someone else.
Below: Clint at the Pool again, but does anyone know the name of the girl?
Below: Clint enjoying some Holiday time
Below: 2 studio portrait shots, probably for Universal and circa 1956
Below: A nice collection of photos, these are from 1956, June 1st 1956 in fact. It appears that Clint is seen wearing the same sweater in both the above and below picture. Which could date the above photo also as June 1st. It's not unrealistic to assume that these were all taken by the Universal publicity department on the same photo shoot.
Below: A couple of shots of Clint and Maggie out for an evening, the first was taken during their wedding anniversary and below that, a photo taken with entertainer Johnny Mathis.
Below: Clint tries his luck on the slots
Below: Not sure of the story behind this photo featuring Clint and Maggie? Clint has won something, but the event remains a mystery, any ideas anyone?
Below: A rare collection of photos featuring Clint and Eric Fleming while on a fishing trip in 1963
Below: Some nice publicity shots, the first colour photo is from 1960 while the 2 bw photos were taken the following year.
Below: Another Publicity photo taken in the early 1960's. There are a few variations that have been used from this photo shoot, including the one used below for Clint's record sleeve.
Below: You shouldn't play with guns... Yeah right!
Below: Clint at home on the piano
Below: Keeping in shape at the gym
Below: Clint relaxes with a round of golf
Below: Two shots of Clint while at Universal Studios
Below: Early Eastwood publicity shots
Below: Clint Eastwood with Photographer Duane Michals, probably taken in the 60s.