The Nature Boys with Gypsy Boots and eben ahbez

1948 eden ahbez, Nature Boys ps w.jpg

Title

The Nature Boys with Gypsy Boots and eben ahbez

Description

The Nature Boys—shirtless and eating watermelon—lived outdoors, sleeping in trees and caves. They were the first generation of Americans to adopt the German "naturmensch" philosophy that would later influence the Hippie generation. At back left is Gypsy Boots, a pioneer of health and fitness. Kneeling in front is songwriter eben ahbez, who believed only "God" and "Infinity" were worthy of capitalization. He composed the 1948 hit song "Nature Boy," popularized by jazz singer Nat King Cole.

Date

August 1948

Source

Unknown collection

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Citation

“The Nature Boys with Gypsy Boots and eben ahbez,” Topanga Historical Society Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2021, https://topangahistoricalsociety.org/archive/document/992.