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Title: The original sandbox ??
Post by: Rocker on June 08, 2022, 08:16:19 AM
This picture was posted on facebook by "THE BEACH BOYS: The Album Sleeves". Is this the original sandbox? AFAIK we never had any pictures of it.



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Title: Re: The original sandbox ??
Post by: 37!ws on June 08, 2022, 08:27:06 AM
It sure seems like it. The curtain definitely matches the detailed description someone (Marilyn?) once made.


Title: Re: The original sandbox ??
Post by: Bill Tobelman on June 08, 2022, 08:58:23 AM
The photo is on the back cover of Brian's tour program. On Facebook, David Leaf said, "It's Brian, at his piano, in the sandbox, circa fall 1966."


Title: Re: The original sandbox ??
Post by: juggler on June 08, 2022, 11:18:25 PM
The kiddie wallpaper is also interesting... and consistent with the childhood themes that seemed to have Brian's attention in the Pet Sounds/Smile era.


Title: Re: The original sandbox ??
Post by: rab2591 on June 09, 2022, 06:14:03 AM
I never thought we'd see a picture of this. Even though I know it actually existed, it always seemed so mythical to me for many reasons, but one being there were never any photos of it. Truly fascinating. Thanks for posting this!


Title: Re: The original sandbox ??
Post by: 37!ws on June 09, 2022, 07:23:34 AM
The kiddie wallpaper is also interesting... and consistent with the childhood themes that seemed to have Brian's attention in the Pet Sounds/Smile era.

Curtain, not wallpaper. Here's Marilyn's explanation:

"He had a runner along the ceiling, like a curtain rod, and he wanted to close off the sandbox like a room. A lady from a yardage shop came to the house, and he picked out the material...the pattern he wanted was little children playing, so it would be like little babies playing in the sand. Toddlers sitting with their buckets. It was a drawing. The idea was that he would pull the curtains closed, and it would feel like you were at the beach."