Friday, September 08, 2006

STEVE SELEY AND LORD SYDNEY.



Photos above STEVE and SYDNEY and down Steve Seley and Lord Sydney at the Tavern in the old Calle de la Virgin.






American writer Steve Seley and the amazing communcation wizard Lord Sydney were old Ibiza friends and for many years. Sydney not only translated Steve's publishing contracts but, was frequently the negotiator and go between to get the job done. Steve Seley has been living on Ibiza since the 1950s and is one of the oldest Ibizan incrowd legends. For those interested in Seley's live on Ibiza, we suggest to read the brilliant books by Peter Kinsley who has written several books on his personality. Writer Peter Kinsley is an old friend of Steve Seley as well as of Lord Sydney.

THE IBIZA BAR SCENE OF THE 60s and 70s

The Ibiza bar scene was a scene on it's own.

Cosmopolitan artists,writers and bohemians mixed with the in-crowd made a unique and interesting melange of open minded people. The Ibiza bar scene were not just alcoholics or lost souls but, there were quite a few big brains and thinkers among them and many things of what we know as today - started in those pubs on good old Ibiza.

Old Ibiza friends Peter Kinsley, Lord Sydney and Steve Seley, between them they knew the whole world and anyone who was anyone. On Ibiza they use to say; If you dont know Peter, Sydney or Steve you dont know anything and no one.

Also read Peter Kinsley on
http://www.journallive.co.uk/culture-newcastle/theatre-in-newcastle/2004/09/17/wordsmith-s-legacy-61634-14651964/ You can also read more about Peter and his other books on http://peterkinsley.com




Pictures above; Peter, Sydney, Steve.
Picture under; The young Sydney and his mother Lady Adriana at Talamanca.

The Ibiza bar scene was a life on it's own.

Many international writers, painters, artists were part of that special ambiance and bar scene which took place mainly between the 1960's and untill 1980. The young fixer and prodigy Ibiza PR boy Sydney ( aged 8) knew all the bars and restaurants as well as all the important people on the island. This boy has been the special guest of many foreigners and founding fathers during his childhood and became their mascot for all their wishes and activities, no other boy than Sydney knew what was cooking on the island and where to be at the right time. He took many on his insider bar tours and introduced many artists and personalities to one another as well as to some of the best restaurants in town apart from inviting them to his meeting finca where most of the old Ibiza elite use to visit for monthly meetings organized by the young Sydney. He has been helping and guiding many people from all over on Ibiza untill the age of 19. We like to thank the Lord Sydney museum exhibition for the photographs and the drawings. (To read more about Sydney, look at our other Ibiza Times pages)

The Amazing PR boy of old Ibiza and the bar scene of the 1960's and 1970's.





THE IBIZA BAR SCENE OF THE OLD DAYS.




































































Pictures : a bunch of familiar Ibiza faces from the old days.

Drawing of The Tavern in calle de la virgin with it's mix of weard visitors over the years. Bar pioneer Peter and Britt Ross creators of the George and Dragon in the Calle Mayor (d'Enmig) and later the Lord Nelson in Figueretas. Ibiza Truus (Lady Adriana) at the George and Dragon during the old days. American writer Steve Seley at his famous Bar Estrella. Lord Sydney at the Estrella in a later epoque. Collage of pictures with i.e.Dutch writer Bert Schierbeek and wife and Berny Bishop. Jan-Gerhard Toonder and two pictures of the younger Lord Sydney over the years.

Ibiza and D'alt vila.
The 3 returning bottles above.
Magno,Veterano and 103 which you could find in any bar on Ibiza and on the mainland.
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Frigola is one of Ibiza's most famous local drinks with its old cousin Hierbas and its old cousin Absinth,which was re-introduced in a new jacket.




Ibiza had many bars in the old days. Old typical bodegas, old fashioned bars, bars with style, fishermen bars, local bars, hippie bars, hide away bars, etc...In Ibiza town one of the most popular meeting cafes was La Estrella on the port, mainly for coffee hours but, afternoon drinks were also popular there.Estrella was the place to meet the artists and new people, it was one of Steve Seley's second homes, specially the terrace. Other popular meeting bars in town were i.e. Waunas Bar from actress Wauna Paul,the George and Dragon from pioneer Peter and Britt Ross, bar La Manana (Roy and Snowy were running that one) and the Tavern from Martin Meeson. Toto's Bar from Luis Cardona, etc, etc, etc.but! the real old typial bars at the time were Catalina's and El Dorado,those two bars were mainly visited by Ibicenco's, the bohemian in-crowd and elite members of society or international writers and artists living on Ibiza.
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Drawing above.THE MORNING COFFEE MEETINGS AND AFTERNOON DRINKS. Bar Estrella on the port with l.t.r.Steve Seley,Lord Sydney,Orson Welles, Salvador Dali, Alain Teister aka=Jacques Boersma), Erik De Vries and J.G.Toonder.
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Also see the items La marina and the bohemian drinkers.





LADY ADRIANA KLIPPING (IBIZA TRUUS) IBIZA DAYS.




Lady Adriana or better known as 'Truus from Ibiza' has been guiding people on Ibiza for many years since the old days. In the 1950s she was a leading PR lady for leading individuals in the world and a piano-virtuoso. After running several bars and Restaurants in europe, she opened her last Restaurant in ibiza in 1969 after having lived there already. her Restaurant became a place where many island insiders, bohemians, artists and leading individuals came to enjoy a few good moments. Truus enjoyed every moment of life on the magic island Eivissa!
Foto. Adriana at Wauna's bar.



















































































































































LADY ADRIANA KLIPPING.


THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS TRULY PROTECTED THE MAGIC ISLAND OF EIVISSA OVER MANY YEARS. A WOMAN WHO CAME FROM VERY FAR (Mentally and in her previous activities) WAS A BOHEMIAN BUSINESS WOMAN WITH GREAT PR SKILLS WHO REPRESENTED SOME OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF SOCIETY IN THE 50's AND 60's FROM THE USA AND EUROPE. ADRIANA CAME TO THE MAGIC ISLAND OF EIVISSA BEFORE ALL ITS REPUTATIONS IN THE WORLD AND BEFORE THE FIRST HIPPIES THOUGHT ABOUT GOING TO IBIZA. ADRIANA HAS REPRESENTED THE ISLAND IN IT'S PUREST FORMS TO THE WORLD. COUNTRY LIFE, NATURE, FINCA LIFE AND ANIMAL PROTECTION. THE GREAT WAY OF LIVING LIFE IN A FREE AND NATURAL WAY. ENJOYING FRIENDSHIP AND PROMOTING IBIZA'S OLD FASHIONED BARS AND BODEGAS AND TYPICAL RESTAURANTS. LIVING LIFE THE BOHEMIAN WAY!

























LADY ADRIANA HAS INVITED PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, TO MAKE THEM DISCOVER THAT LAST EUROPEAN PARADISE WHERE PEOPLE CAN STILL BE PEOPLE!




















SHE HAS KNOWN ALL THE GREAT IBIZA LEGENDS AND PERSONALITIES OF THE OLD DAYS AND, WITHOUT HER MOST FAMOUS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WOULD NOT HAVE COME TO THE WHITE ISLAND. LADY ADRIANA MOTIVATED MANY RESPECTED INDIVIDUALS, ARTISTS, BOHEMIANS AND LEADERS OF SOCIETY TO COME AND INVESTIGATE THE MAGIC ISLAND BEFORE THE GOLDEN EPOQUE.














LADY ADRIANA HAD GREAT CONTACTS WITH THE WORLD. SHE WAS A PRIVATE LEADING PR LADY TO MANY GREAT PEOPLE IN THE OLD DAYS BUT, SHE PREFERD TO LIVE HER OWN LIFE, THE IBIZA WAY. SHE WANTED TO STAY A BOHEMIAN AND ENJOY LIFE ON THIS GREAT ISLAND. IBIZA SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT LADY ADRIANA (Ibiza Truus) MOTIVATED THE GERMANS, THE DUTCH, THE AMERICANS, THE FRENCH, THE BRITS AND MANY OTHER NATIONALITIES TO COME AND DISCOVER THE ISLAND IBIZA. DISCOVER THE ISLAND IN A NATURAL POSITIVE AND BOHEMIAN WAY. IN THE OLD DAYS A SMALL LETTER TO ROYAL FRIENDS OR A ROCKEFELLER AND A ROTHSCHILD OR A GETTY WOULD DO MIRACLES. LADY ADRIANA (Truus) WAS A GREAT PROMOTER OF A 'PURE IBIZA' SHE ALSO INVITED ISIDORO MACABICH TO HER FINCA TO DISCUSS LIFE ON IBIZA AND LISTEN TO HIS POEMS, SHE INVITED THE LEADING LOCALS, THE IBICENCOS, THE BOHEMIAN WRITERS, THE STARS AND, WHO DIDNT COME TO HER PLACE? THE OLD FINCA WHERE BOHEMIANS, ARTISTS AND SOME OF THE GREATEST MINDS IN THE WORLD CAME TO ENJOY NATURE AND BE BETWEEN REAL PEOPLE AND A REAL IBIZA.













WE AT IBIZA TIMES, THE OLD DAYS LIKE TO PLACE A FEW CANDLES FOR LADY ADRIANA KLIPPING, SHE WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE AND SHE WHO MADE MANY PEOPLE FEEL HAPPY ON IBIZA, THE BOHEMIAN WAY (And what about all those great lunches at Es Caliu over the years?) .LADY ADRIANA (Truus from Ibiza) made Ibiza rich in many ways as well with her cosyness, discretly but, true! If Ibiza has become rich because of tourism and its rich visitors, it may thank Lady Adriana ones again!...............................
















We are also placing a couple of candles in the name of Abel Matutes, the city of Eivissa and the T.I.C.










Once again, thank you Lady Adriana (Truus) for having kept Ibiza as bohemian and pure as possible.










The T.I.C.





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JUST GO DOWNWARDS...PASS THE EMPTY DARK SPACE OF THE IBIZA CANDLES......AND REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD DAYS,THE DAYS Y O U ARE MISSING ASWELL..













THESE CANDLES WILL BURN 'VIRTUALLY' FOREVER












IN THE NAME OF LADY ADRIANA KLIPPING "IBIZA TRUUS" AND WE ARE ALL CONVINCED THAT SHE WOULD WANTED TO SHARE THEM WITH:
























WAUNA PAUL AND INDY,












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RUSTY WILSON,












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DOREEN,












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STEVE SELEY,












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JACK BOERSMA,












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LUIS CARDONA,












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LIZ,












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LEEN VALKENIER,












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ERIK K.DE VRIES,












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KATY POTE-BOS,












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ISIDORO MACABICH.












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MARLIEKE,












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MADRILLES,












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MARIJKE,












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FAJARNES FAMILY,












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MARTIN LEVISON,












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JAUME,








AND ALL THE OTHER NAMES FROM IBIZA'S OLD DAYS ASWELL AS THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCLE.






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writer PETER KINSLEY and the close Ibicenco families as well as in the name of the T.I.C. (The intimate Ibiza Circle).
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THANKS FOR PASSING THE MEMORY LANE
















Lady Adriana or better known as 'Truus from Ibiza' has been guiding people on Ibiza for many years since the old days. In the 1950s she was a leading PR lady for leading individuals in the world and a piano-virtuoso. After running several bars and Restaurants in europe, she opened her last Restaurant in ibiza in 1969 after having lived there already. her Restaurant became a place where many island insiders, bohemians, artists and leading individuals came to enjoy a few good moments. Truus enjoyed every moment of life on the magic island Eivissa!







Foto. Adriana at Wauna's bar.

ANTONIO TORRES, SALVADOR DALI, LORD SYDNEY, ALAIN TEISTER/JACQUES BOERSMA,ERNESTO EHRENFELD.




































Photos ; Work by Salvador Dali which he did in the huge masterpiece book with Ariane Lancel. Several works by the amazing Alain Teister/Jack Boersma .

(Alain Teister (1932-1979)Pseudoniem van Jacques Boersma. Dichter, schrijver, schilder en graficus, criticus en columnist. Lid van de befaamde Utrechtse kunstenaarsgroep De Luis, waartoe ook Kuik (nr. 8), Emmens (nr. 29), Sontrop (nr. 22) en tekenaar Peter Vos behoorden, en toch een typische eenling. Schepper van een merkwaardig,onvergelijkbaar)







Downwards we see the young Sydney enjoying the Ibiza sunshine during the old days as well as a few of his Ibiza paintings and drawings (motivated by Dali and Teister) bullfight drawings and his pen drawings and beach photgraph of Formentera. Photo of one of Antonio Torres's nicest drawings on Ibiza from the Lord Sydney collection. Photo collage downwards we recognize i.e. Ernst Vrijbrief, Jan-Gerhard Toonder, Lord Sydney (Close looking at the camera) and on the right we see Antonio Torres, Bernie Bishop and Juanito Bahia (Restaurant). Under. Having a meal, Curro de Utrilla (Owner of the Ibiza bullring) with Sydney in a later opoque at Juanito Bahia's restaurant. Right under, The young Sydney with Ibiza in the background. Ibizan artist painter Antonio Torres and art dealer Ernesto Ehrenfeld



























Old memory days downtown Ibiza La Marina district


A work by Tony Torres

Artist Alain Teister and the young communicator and artist Sydney who all stayed and lived on Ibiza during the golden days use to meet-up frequently for artistic discussions in Ibiza town. Alain Teister/Jacques Boersma was the motivator behind the young Sydney to get him started with painting just as Salvador Dali. Their meeting places included Juanito Bahia's chicken restaurant, Los Pasajeros, the Delfin verde, Bar Estrella and La Noguera. It was at La Noguera where the young Sydney was asked during a few tapas by the art elite to become their representative and start selling their work to his contacts. Dali, Teister and Torres would than take the young communicator and artist to Casa Verdera and bought him all the paint he needed to do his own first paintings guided by his artist friends. The young Sydney was a great pr boy and managed to sell quite a few paintings and other works for his artist friends and apart from creating his own art he saved quite a few artists from falling apart, hunger for food or money or by telling a few to stop the Absinth. Tony, Ernesto, Alain, Sydney and the rest also frequently stayed on Formentera with its paradise beaches and they use to hang out in San Fernando and San Fransisco, places where they created new energy and new ideas but, also at Sydney's old friend Erik K De Vries's house Can Erik in Es Pujols, of course Fonda Pepe was their regular bar hang-out who didnt go there? The best of the sixties and seventies.




More recently (as of year 2000) our reporter Lenny Berman visited Formentera and saw (by pure chance) artist painter Yehuda Neiman with Lord Sydney who were spending some time in the campo and between Estrella and Fonda Pepe. They also visited their old places of the past once more.
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