Claire Atkinson

I am trying to follow up on a contact I have now who knew the model Claire Atkinson in high school in California. I wonder if a sojourn in California might explain why an English girl ended up in a famous music video set in California.

The music video (“The Boys of Summer”) keeps coming and going off the Internet. This copy is the crispest version that is – currently – available:

http://videos.sapo.pt/675lhRdajpbH07Ebg7PC

Claire is the brunette running on the beach: a delicious example of “running like a girl”.

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Same song with a video I haven’t seen before:

http://videos.sapo.pt/Sb8f5GZkZLEW0TcFUZzD?ap=from_auto

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 23, 2017 at 11:34 am

    That was a little like a mean deli owner. He gives you a sample and you have to have more.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 23, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      The video is there. Just click on it.

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      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 23, 2017 at 1:27 pm

        But, that is all there is. *sniff*

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 23, 2017 at 2:31 pm

        Claire Atkinson was a top model of her time. She mostly did high fashion and runway work. The music video seems to have been a one-off. If my new contact ever replies, I may find out how she came to do it.

        There are plenty of pictures of her doing fashion work on the Internet. And I have blogged on her a couple of times.

      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 24, 2017 at 7:36 am

        I just had a happy thought. She is not the only,nor the last pretty girl to grace my screen. I will find another!

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 24, 2017 at 8:48 am

        She is exceptionally attractive in that video though. It is strange how well she acted on that occasion. It did occur to me that she might have been genuinely attracted to the guy, Charlie Haugk. So not entirely acting …

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 24, 2017 at 8:56 am

        I am pleased you too find her attractive. She is not very busty and she has short hair. Not every man’s cup of tea.

      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 24, 2017 at 9:51 am

        All girls are different. This can be a good thing.

  2. Posted by Julian O'Dea on August 4, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    A woman who knew Claire in high school in California tells me that Claire Atkinson and Charlie Haugk were indeed romantically attached in real life. So that would explain their remarkable “chemistry” in the beach scenes in this music video.

    Claire had English connections but it seems she was also a California girl and her liaison with Charlie Haugk probably explains why they appeared together in the video.

    Claire apparently went on to a career in fashion modelling in the UK. Charlie went into Hollywood after modelling, doing bit parts, stunt work, and product placement.

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