The Digital Journalist
© Henry Diltz
Cass Elliott needed an album cover. Gary and I drove with her in a limo to Palm Springs. We arrived at daybreak. After an hour on the sand dunes, Cass' makeup was melting down her face, so we had to check into a motel and wait by the pool for the cooler part of the day. At the magic hour we returned to the dunes and took this picture, which I call "Cleopatra." My father brought the oud to me from an airport in Egypt, and the fruit and onions came from a nearby supermarket.