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Friday, July 31, 2015

clothing-optional commune

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Peace, love and paradise: Haunting photos give a glimpse inside the clothing-optional commune started by Liz Taylor's brother to get back at the Hawaiian government

Photos of the commune started by Elizabeth Taylor's brother
Thanks to a bitter disagreement between Elizabeth Taylor's brother and the Hawaiian government, a group of hippies, surfers and Vietnam veterans were able to create their own utopia on a seven-acre stretch of beach in 1969. Taylor camp, as it became known, was named after Howard Taylor, the actress's older brother who owned the stretch of land on the north shore of Kauai. Taylor let a group of vagrants live on the land rent free in 1969, after the Hawaiian government refused his requests for a building permit. For the next seven years, the group prospered and grew to more than 100, before the local government pushed them from the property and burned down their community
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