An agent called famed photographer Harry Langdon Jr. and said “I’ve got this new hot blonde from Texas, can you help me out?” It turns out that was the moment Langdon met a young Farrah Fawcett.
A rarely seen picture of a young Farrah in a swimsuit is up for auction by Profiles in History being sold by collectors Michael H. Epstein and Scott E Schwimer on March 26 and March 27.
Farrah had a scar from an appendectomy, and he says “she was embarrassed about it. She kept holding a towel over her stomach.” Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors, who was her first husband, has suggested Langdon for the shoot to prepare her for commercials and modeling. “She had a natural look,” Langdon said. “She was real quiet and bashful.”
The shoot started in Harry’s studio in Los Angeles, then, Harry took Farrah to Marina Del Rey, California for the final and most famous shot of her on a sailboat.
“It was sunny when we started,” and symbolic of her emotionally charged life, “a huge cloud came behind her,” Langdon said.
Farrah passed away last June at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer. Her longtime companion Ryan O’Neal complained to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences when she was omitted from the Oscars’ “In Memoriam” segment.