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Thread started 07/04/16 2:37pm

tish9311

The Face from Purple Rain

I am sure that this has been posted before but I was hoping someone would bring this up again. Does anyone know whos face that was used for the Purple Rain album sleeve, on the wall in the When Doves Cry video and on Prince's wall in the movie. Is that someone we know and love?

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #1 posted 07/04/16 2:48pm

rob1965

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I always believed it was Prince who modelled for this drawing. Not 100% sure though.
'Liberate My Mind'
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Reply #2 posted 07/04/16 2:54pm

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tish9311 said:

I am sure that this has been posted before but I was hoping someone would bring this up again. Does anyone know whos face that was used for the Purple Rain album sleeve, on the wall in the When Doves Cry video and on Prince's wall in the movie. Is that someone we know and love?



Vanity.
Baby, you're a star.

Meet me in another world, space and joy
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Reply #3 posted 07/04/16 3:02pm

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BillieBalloon said:

tish9311 said:

I am sure that this has been posted before but I was hoping someone would bring this up again. Does anyone know whos face that was used for the Purple Rain album sleeve, on the wall in the When Doves Cry video and on Prince's wall in the movie. Is that someone we know and love?

Vanity.

It is Vanity; I did not know it until the other day and was floored. She really was his muse.

R.I.P. Denise

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Reply #4 posted 07/04/16 3:05pm

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tish9311 said:

I am sure that this has been posted before but I was hoping someone would bring this up again. Does anyone know whos face that was used for the Purple Rain album sleeve, on the wall in the When Doves Cry video and on Prince's wall in the movie. Is that someone we know and love?

Just art i think. I never thought it looked like Prince or anyone else in his circle.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #5 posted 07/04/16 3:22pm

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It's either no one Prince knew - or Vanity.
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Reply #6 posted 07/04/16 5:03pm

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Marilyn Monroe I always believed.
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Reply #7 posted 07/04/16 5:24pm

tish9311

I thought it look a little like Prince. But I just wondered.

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Reply #8 posted 07/04/16 5:36pm

BlackSweat86

I'd read online looooong ago (don't have a link) that it was his mom. Kinda does have her features.

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Reply #9 posted 07/04/16 5:39pm

nursev

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Reply #10 posted 07/07/16 7:56am

tish9311

Thanks for posting the picture nursev.

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Reply #11 posted 07/07/16 9:02am

RJOrion

looks more like Brenda Bennett, than Vanity...but im sure its not...
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Reply #12 posted 07/07/16 5:41pm

nursev

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Thanks for posting the picture nursev.

You're welcome wink

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Reply #13 posted 07/07/16 5:47pm

RJOrion

its Larry Graham
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Reply #14 posted 07/07/16 5:48pm

nursev

RJOrion said:

its Larry Graham

I will hit U with this brick lol

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Reply #15 posted 07/07/16 5:49pm

nursev

RJOrion said:

looks more like Brenda Bennett, than Vanity...but im sure its not...

Hell it could be Brenda lol

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Reply #16 posted 07/07/16 6:10pm

avajane

nursev said:



RJOrion said:


looks more like Brenda Bennett, than Vanity...but im sure its not...

Hell it could be Brenda lol


Does she have blue eyes? Lol
So who is this from 3rd eye girl then? A made up face most likely.


[Edited 7/7/16 18:14pm]
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Reply #17 posted 07/07/16 6:13pm

rap

nursev said:

[img:$uid]http://i497.pho.../img:$uid]

Looks like Vanity 2 me eek

Is that the highest resolution (absolute best quality) version around?!

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Reply #18 posted 07/07/16 6:14pm

nursev

rap said:

nursev said:

[img:$uid]http://i497.pho.../img:$uid]

Looks like Vanity 2 me eek

Is that the highest resolution (absolute best quality) version around?!

Dont know...Can U post a better one? lol

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Reply #19 posted 07/07/16 6:15pm

nursev

Damn now you guys have me thinking about who this chick was lol

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Reply #20 posted 07/07/16 6:50pm

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avajane said:

nursev said:



RJOrion said:


looks more like Brenda Bennett, than Vanity...but im sure its not...

Hell it could be Brenda lol


Does she have blue eyes? Lol
So who is this from 3rd eye girl then? A made up face most likely.


[Edited 7/7/16 18:14pm]

This one could be me lol kidding lol but it kinda does.
I am now wondering who the face is too....
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Reply #21 posted 07/07/16 8:56pm

rap

nursev said:

rap said:

Is that the highest resolution (absolute best quality) version around?!

Dont know...Can U post a better one? lol

It wasnt a criticism. I was just wondering.

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Reply #22 posted 07/07/16 9:15pm

nursev

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nursev said:

Dont know...Can U post a better one? lol

It wasnt a criticism. I was just wondering.

No I was asking if U had one wink

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Reply #23 posted 07/08/16 5:07pm

rap

nursev said:

rap said:

It wasnt a criticism. I was just wondering.

No I was asking if U had one wink

No.

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Reply #24 posted 07/08/16 5:09pm

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It doesn't look like anyone familiar, to me shrug
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #25 posted 07/08/16 6:05pm

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It reminds me a little of the cover art for The Great Gatsby, I wonder if that was an influence hmmm
Heavenly wine and roses seems to whisper to me when you smile...
Always cry for love, never cry for pain...
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Reply #26 posted 07/08/16 6:20pm

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I thought it could have been one of the 1940s starlettes Prince liked

he had a lot of these images around on the Purple Rain tour stage, in the movie Purple Rain in the dressing room and in his basement room

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Reply #27 posted 07/08/16 6:22pm

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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
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https://prince.org/msg/7/464126
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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
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https://prince.org/msg/7/464126
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Reply #29 posted 07/08/16 6:32pm

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#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
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