Hello, my name is Fernanda and I'm Brazilian. I am a huge fan of Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson of course, always wondered about her life but there is little information though thanks to this blog I could know more about her life and this great couple!
You are to be congratulated!
Hey! thank you so much!! there is still so much to find about Pamela and it’s not always easy really! I’m glad this blog helps you a bit to find more about her! <33 And thank you so much for your sweet words!
I’d just like to take a moment to say a big thank you to all of you who took time to take a look at this blog. We are so amazed to see how many views we have gotten in such a short time and it’s such a nice feeling to see people value what we try to do for Pam and Jim, and how many fans she has.
It really means a lot to us to see people respect her, love her and are willing to learn about her and Jim. She deserves so much more credit and attention than she gets now for her contribution to Jim’s life and if this blog can contribute to pay tribute to her amazing personality and that people can discover her, I think the purpose of this blog will be complete.
I think Rae will agree with me to say that this blog is really a labor of love and that we really care about this couple. I’d like to say thank’s to Rae btw, who brought so many great things in this blog and in our book project. <3
If any of you have questions or requests about Pamela and Jim, we love to receive asks, so feel free to send some!
I just wanted to say that I hope Pamela is at peace wherever she is. I don't mean that in some cheesy, cliche way either. I, along with many others, have felt some sort of connection with her being (or at least the way we perceive her to be). There is no way for any of us to ever tell for sure who she was or what she stood for because most ( if not all)of us weren't around during that time but based on others testimonies that knew her, it is fairly certain that she wasn't your average lady. I think what is so attracting about Pamela is that she seemed to have a spark about her. She was full of life and it is obvious in her photographs because she absolutely stands out in a crowd. Not only did she blow all of the other women out of the water with her killer sense of style but she actually seemed to have a strong personality (unlike Oliver Stone's horrible portrayal of her). There are hateful and ignorant people out there who try to paint Pamela as some dumb ass junkie who mooched off of Jim. The people that knew them all agreed that he loved her and did so for good reason. Anyone who wants to know who Jim really loved can look at his actions. He wanted to be with her in Paris and he sunk many dollars into her boutique to make her happy. They had a rocky relationship at times but so did many other famous couples throughout history....
Didn't mean to go into a rant defending Pam, I just feel like it's time that she is respected, not trashed by jealous folks. Plus I'm sick of all the misconceptions about both of them. They were interesting people but they were not superheros nor were they perfect. Think of all the stupid shit we do by the time we are 27!
Here's to Pamela and Jim! wherever they are...let's hope they're raising hell!
We agree with all of it, this is beautiful.
A friend of Jim and Pam’s recently said something to Alix along the lines of how, after a time, you tend to meet people who remind you of others or share similar traits, and this person told us that he has never, ever met anyone who has ever reminded him of Pamela. He described her as being very sweet, intelligent.. someone very special, unique.. Pamela may have had her flaws, but she was generally a bright, positive presence. I know that we personally, even if we never met her (as crazy as it sounds) MISS her. I don’t know, I suppose we connect with who she was.. not only with her physical beauty, but with the nature of her spirit and personality. That all sounds hokey, but I’m sure you understand, lol. There are just personalities who come to mean so much to us that they eventually feel like a part of us. they inspire us in our lives and their tribulations move us.
It’s why we have felt so compelled to write this book and bring her justice.. it isn’t about money, it isn’t about attention, it’s about giving this misunderstood young woman’s life the clarity it deserves.. it’s about paying homage to someone who was not only a muse to Jim Morrison, but to countless others.. her friends, her family, musicians, actors, and now to us, her fans.
As you’ve said, they weren’t perfect, either of them, but I think that those imperfections add to the appeal of who they were.. their flaws make us love them more.
To add to Raeanne’s beautiful tribute to Pamela’s personality and legacy in Rock history I wanted to say a few words about her.
Pamela was a real paradox. She was the wife of one of the most original poets and rockstars of her era in a time of deep cultural and political changes.
Unlike many other rockstar girlfriends figures, Pamela always stayed private and tried to protect her relationship with Jim from the public eye.
She wanted from the bottom of her heart to be recognized for her talents and not for the fact she was Jim’s girlfriend. The article that was published in Show magazine, in 1969 about Themis,boutique where she was mentionned as “Pamela Roselily” shows that very well as well about the little article that was published about Themis in Vogue in1969, where she is mentionned as Jim’s friend.
Pamela today remains an iconic figure of her time. She was the girl next door, but at the same time she had a fire in her that always made her different from her generation.
Like Jim, she wasn’t the typical hippie. She always felt she was different and was an artist, with a deep sensibility about the beauty of Nature, just as well as beautiful clothes.
I think too, she was the first who saw Jim’s potential and she always understood him which made her the perfect person to protect Jim’s legacy and writtings.
She was always looking for something exciting, something new. She wanted to taste everything and to learn everything. In Jim she found her match because he had the same fire in him that both made them want to live on the edge and with a ferocious intensity.
She always was a mystery, she is both described as have been a bubbly personality as well as a very quiet kind of woman and a deeply intelligent, and kind girl.
With Jim’s death, Pam somehow lost interest in life. The man to which she devoted her life to and who learned her almost everything she knew about wasn’t there for her anymore.
No matter how strong they fighted, they both shared a deep bond that nothing could break, but death.
She always wanted to protect Jim’s legacy and knew all about Jim’s poetry. Jim himself refered her as being her editor.
I hope she can be remembered as a beautiful soul and a wonderful mystery, and that she can be remembered for her influence in the Door’s huge legacy.
Today marks the 37th anniversary of the passing of Pamela Susan Morrison.
A beautiful symbol of an era of great change and cultural importance, Pamela remains a fashion icon and a vision of lovely bohemian opulence, besides being the inspiration for some of 1960’s most beloved songs. The muse and long term girlfriend of The Doors’ brilliant frontman, Jim Morrison, Pamela had an influence that is still reflected today in the band’s legacy.
Her fire and ice beauty (flaming red hair and alabaster skin) mirrored her alluring personality.. on one hand, she had a delicate, prevailing innocence rarely seen. She was quick to laughter, kind, and generous. She loved fashion, animals and children. She was a voracious reader, and she had a thirst for knowledge and an insatiable curiosity. On the other hand, she had a volatile temper.. tiny as she was, she was known to haul off and punch Jim in the face anytime he crossed her and she was fiercely jealous of anyone that she thought might be steering him away from his dreams of becoming a serious poet.
Her premature death at the age of 27 in 1974 was not wholly unexpected, unfortunately. Since Jim’s death in 1971 (also at the age of 27), Pamela’s behavior had become erratic.. the once energetic social butterfly became something of a forlorn recluse. Unable to recover from Jim Morrison’s untimely demise, she died of a heroin overdose on her livingroom sofa.
She was a woman of many contradictions, a fascinating enigma and shimmering, dusky jewel of rock & roll history.
Goodnight, Pamela. <3 We hope that you have finally found the peace of mind that eluded you in the last years of your life.
hey:) I'm new here,and sorry for my bad english.I'm fourteen and I live in Croatia,Europe.
anyway,I can't stop reading your tumblr ,I'm now on 78th page :O (crazy,I know:D)
but I really admire you,and I'm glad that there are so many people who still love Jim and Pamela.
so,could you please send me that picture with them in Themis?:)
Hi, nice to meet you!
Were glad that you enjoy our efforts, and indeed, there is a huge following for the couple. :D
Send us your email address in your ask box, and we will email it to you.
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”— Jim Morrison (via sayh3ll0tothegirlthatiam)
Those records that i have knowledge of the Doors, i realized that Jim did not lead Pam to the tour in Europe, I am right? And wonder if you know if was one of the periods in which their relationship was bad. Thank you!
Hi! Yeah Pam stayed in London when Jim was touring. She had a beautiful appartment in Belgravia actually. I know she went with Christopher Jones in italy for the filmings of one of his films and she had another relationship at the same time, but very shortly with a man called Alberto Marozzi while she was in Italy around September 1968. Actually Jim and Pam’s day in London were very happy times. A lot of people say that it was one of their happiest moments together and I think it’s true. They were really in love no matter if they had relationships with other people. However I think that Pam wanted to leave the band and after he went back to the US, they had very bigh fights about this.