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Snowqueen of Texas Deborah Dixon

Snowqueen of Texas Deborah Dixon

Snowqueen of Texas Deborah Dixon. Photo by Yale Joel (1960)

Beautiful sophisticated blonde with pale face, Snowqueen of Texas Deborah Dixon, was a very popular model of the cult 1960s. Her beautiful face and perfect figure graced in fashion magazines, such as Harper’s Bazaar. In the photos of Frank Horvat model Deborah Wood Dixon is accompanied by famous European painters, actors, directors, writers – Marcello Mastroianni, Federico Fellini, playwright Giuseppe Patroni Griffi. She was a real inspiration for later cult Scottish director Donald Cammell.

Deborah met Donald Cammell in New York. He moved with Deborah to Paris, where she continued to model and where he began to try his hand at writing scripts. Now she has been a very successful international model, and, in fact Cammell lived for her money for a few years. After living together for ten years, their long relationship (by the standards of fashion and film industry) ended shortly before the start of filming “Performance” (1970). Cammell earned a reputation as cult director just because of his debut film “Performance”, costume designer for which was Deborah Wood Dixon.

Donald Cammell and his beautiful wife – fashion model Deborah Dixon

Donald Cammell and his beautiful wife – fashion model Deborah Dixon

Donald Seaton Cammell (17 January 1934 – 24 April 1996) was a Scottish film director who got a cult reputation thanks to his debut film “Performance”

1974, Paris, for Stern, shoe and Tour Eiffel

1974, Paris, for Stern, shoe and Tour Eiffel

Frank Horvat – the famous Italian photographer and photojournalist. Over the years he had visited many countries, to work with many fashion magazines and try a variety of genres in photography. In the early 1950s his photo essays published in leading journals worldwide. In 1955, Frank Horvat moved to Paris and began working in the world of fashion and advertising.

1961, Florence, for Harper's Bazaar, High Fashion with Deborah Dixon

1961, Florence, for Harper’s Bazaar, High Fashion with Deborah Dixon

The series of photographs of Model Deborah Dixon during a shooting in the streets of Rome (1962), in Paris (1966) appear most often on the net. Fashion photographer Frank Horvat was commissioned to photograph the high fashion collections in Rome and Paris, for Harper’s Bazaar USA.

1961, New York, for Harper's Bazaar, fashion in the street

1961, New York, for Harper’s Bazaar, fashion in the street

It is thanks to fashion photographer Frank Horvat we have opportunity to see one of the iconic faces of 1960s Deborah Wood Dixon. No more information about her can be found on the net, except, probably the fact that she was filmed in 1976 “Le voyage de noces” (France/Italy). Texas born model Deborah Wood Dixon inspired Phillips, John Edmund Andrew to create a song “Snowqueen of Texas”.

Snowqueen of Texas

Left Paris in a cloud of smoke
They say that she may be beaten
But I know that she’s not broke

She’s living in a cool green farmhouse
If you go to Houston be quiet as a mouse

Met a man in Beirut
Having her name tattooed on his arm
(Ooh, a Deborah forever)
Boots of Spanish leather
I never meant you any harm

I’m on my knees, your majesty
Snowqueen, save a cold kiss of me
I’m on my knees your majesty

Snowqueen of Texas
Left Paris in a cloud of smoke
They say that she may be beaten
But I know that she’s not broke

She’s living in a cool green farmhouse
If you go to Houston be quiet as a mouse

She’s mending a fairy tale
Reading her heart
(Ooh, a Deborah forever)
That’s a good motto
For some jokeman’s card

I’m on my knees, your majesty
Snowqueen, save a cold kiss of me

I’m on my knees your majesty
(I’m on my knees your majesty)
I’m on my knees your majesty
(I’m on my knees your majesty)
I’m on my knees your majesty

Snowqueen save a cold kiss of me

Songwriters
PHILLIPS, JOHN EDMUND ANDREW

Snowqueen of Texas Deborah Dixon

Sources: www.horvatland.com, www.nickelinthemachine.com