Just when I thought I'd reached the end of the trail in my quest for 'truth and closure", yesterday I stumbled on this LIFE Magazine image purporting to be of Leonard on Hydra in the fall of 1960. The caption states: "
|George Johnson on Hydra.|
|Marianne on mule-back, but that's not Leonard behind her.|
|The real Leonard Cohen, with Marianne, George, Charmian (R-L)|
|The real Leonard with Charmian Johnston.|
|The road to Prophitis Ilias. The Double rides ahead of an unknown woman.|
|Leonard, early 1960s.|
Maybe good looks were never his strong suit, as Marianne admits in her memoir. There's that famous line from his song"Chelsea Hotel" about Janis Joplin, who preferred 'handsome men' but consented to a quickie with Leonard. "We are ugly, but we have the music."