Thursday, February 7, 2013

Big Lorraine!

February 2013
Lorraine Belcher Chamberlain Wilson had a mini stroke recently and is recovering.
Lorraine is the coolest gal ever.  I first heard about her when San Francisco friends would call her "Big Lorraine".  Little did I know that what was big about Lorraine was her blue eyes, tatas, blonde hair, wit, talent and PERSONALITY . . . she was Frank Zappa's muse for years (she nicknamed him Lumpy Gravy), she was friends with Nureyev, she was married to John Chamberlain the 'crushed car' sculptor, she owned a Warhol and WAS a Warhol scenester, was a glamour gal at Max's Kansas City and has juicy stories about those times too.  John Lee Hooker even had a big ol' crush on her.

Lorraine is one of the funniest and kindest people I know but she'll cut anyone down to size who needs it! 

Young and in love - Frank Zappa and Lorraine after their arrest for recording naughty sounds in the 60s!


Chamberpaint said...

You have managed to make an old dame like me sound so exciting! I thank you for that, and for all your help. I promise to go to all my doctors and follow their orders so I can stick around a bit longer. I still have so much more to do. And I don't mean sorting my socks and filing pieces of paper...although that does need some attention, too, at the moment. Thank you for mentioning the Trust. I am still taking care of Wilson, with a bit of help, and the donations are what keeps us going. Otherwise we would have no phone, Internet, cable...or even toilet paper!
Again thank you. You are a talented writer and a good friend. Love, Lorraine

Shane Bugbee said...